Roadmaps and Concepts to Decarbonize the Building Stock and the (petro)chemical Industry

Insights into Results of German-Japanese Studies

Online Event on October 26th, 2023
09:30 – 10:30 CEST / 16:30 – 17:30 JST


Japan and Germany both have set ambitious targets to become carbon neutral. Japan seeks to reach carbon neutrality by 2050, Germany even until 2045, following a ruling of the constitutional court in April 2021.

Against this background, the German-Japanese dialogue on the energy transition plays a particular significant role. Since its foundation in 2016, the German-Japanese Energy Transition Council (GJETC) has been working on strategic and systemic analysis to develop policy advice for new and long-term perspectives on the way to an ambitious energy transition.

The outreach event presented two recent studies that discuss

(1) strategies, concepts and measures for decarbonizing the building stock and

(2) a comparative analysis of roadmaps towards a climate neutral petrochemical production system.

The GJETC has focused especially on the building sector over the past year, holding a Stakeholder Dialogue with industry representatives in March and planning an Innovation Roundtable focussing on innovative processes and materials to economize energetic renovation in December.

Picking up this theme, this outreach event also focused on the first study, with council members giving further input on recent developments in the field.

You can find more information on both the Stakeholder Dialogue and the upcoming Innovation Roundtable on