GJETC Council Meeting 2022

On 24 and 25 February 2022, the 12th Council Meeting of the German-Japanese Energy Transition Council (GJETC) will take place in hybrid form at the Japanese-German Centre Berlin.

The first Council meeting this year will focus on the presentations of the current German-Japanese studies such as decarbonisation of the steel industry, long-term scenarios for achieving climate neutrality and the role of batteries in the energy transition. In light of the recent changes of government in Germany and Japan, the German and Japanese Council members will also discuss the implications for climate policy. Along with the socio-ecological transformation towards climate neutrality, new research questions arise which could be subject for further studies. Since its establishment in spring 2016, the GJETC has made an important contribution to German-Japanese cooperation on climate mitigation. Through bilateral knowledge exchange on energy and climate policy issues, the preparation of studies and recommendations to the German and Japanese governments, an ambitious energy transition policy is being pursued. In the current work phase, the Cooperation Council is supported by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the German Federal Ministry for the Environment.