IGES's Business Task Force conducts market and policy research both in Japan and abroad, examining business opportunities and risks driven by climate change as well as the relevance of corporate behaviour and corporate value in addressing long term decarbonisation. Based on this research, we also provide policy recommendations and support to Businesses and government. Among other things, the Task Force serves as the Secretariat of Japan Climate Leaders’ Partnership (JCLP), a coalition of 200+ companies, and encourages them to lead a positive momentum towards net-zero in business and to contribute to the progress of climate policies in Japan.
Carbon pricing in Japan to accelerate the energy transition
Amidst an energy crisis and a power supply crunch, the Japanese power sector is today experiencing unprecedented stress owing to its deep dependence on fossil fuels. The country, has recently subscribed to a G7 pledge of achieving a predominantly...
EV100 Webinar: "The Accelerating Global Shift to EVs: What Do Fleet-owning Businesses Need to Do Now?" (2nd December)
A shift to ZEVs (Zero Emission Vehicles) is one of the key themes at COP26. Like renewable energy, the decarbonization of road transport is accelerating worldwide, with countries and automotive suppliers setting ambitious ZEV targets to achieve 1...
“RE Action – Declaring 100% Renewable” Launched A New Leadership Framework for Small and Medium Enterprises and Other Organizations
The Green Purchasing Network (GPN), ICLEI Japan (ICLEI), Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), and Japan Climate Leaders’ Partnership (JCLP) jointly launched “RE Action – Declaring 100% Renewable” on 9 October 2019. This initiative...