GJETC Council Meeting Sep. 2021

On 13th and 14th September 2021, the 11th Council Meeting of the German-Japanese Energy Transition Council (GJETC) will take place at the Japanese-German Centre Berlin (JDZB) – for the first time in hybrid form.

Against the backdrop of the ongoing Corona pandemic, the discussions will focus on the challenges posed by the global deterioration of climate change and its implications for the negotiations at COP26 in Glasgow. This raises new research questions for the acceleration of the energy transition and the design of a socio-ecological transformation towards climate neutrality.

Currently supported by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and the Japanese Ministry of Economic, Trade and Industry (METI), the Cooperation Council has been making an important contribution since its establishment in spring 2016 through bilateral knowledge exchange on energy and climate policy issues as well as the preparation of studies and recommendations to the German and Japanese governments.