Aligning international finance for the net-zero economy: A common challenge for Japan and Germany

Tuesday 8 February 2022, 8:00-9:30 am (CET) / 4:00-5:30 pm (JST)

Having a common challenge to move away from coal, Germany and Japan are accelerating energy transitions and promoting innovation. At the Cornwall G7, G7 countries including the two agreed to commit to an end of unabated coal power export.

This webinar shared the perspectives on decarbonisation policy in both countries, while discussing new initiatives to help Southeast Asian countries and South Africa move away from coal-fired power plants, which both countries are engaged in.

Event Details

Date
Tuesday 8 February 2022, 8:00-9:30 am (CET) / 4:00-5:30 pm (JST)
Venue

Online

Co-Organisers
Climate Transparency
Languages
Japanese / English
(Simultaneous interpretation)

Presentation Materials

FACILITATOR: Dr. Kentaro Tamura, IGES

8.00-8.05 WELCOME ADDRESS Ms. Susanne Welter, Minister Counsellor, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany   
Prof. Kazuhiko Takeuchi, President, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Japan  
8.05-8.20   JAPAN’S DECARBONISATION POLICY
Mr. Michihiro Oi, Director, International Strategy Division, Global Environment Bureau, Ministry of the Environment, (MOEJ), Japan
PDF (704KB)
8.20-8.35   OUTLOOK ON THE GERMAN CLIMATE AND ECONOMIC POLICY AND THE G7 PRIORITIES
Mr. Marcus Hicken, Head of Division for External Energy Policy and Decarbonization, Federal Foreign Office (AA), Germany
 
8.35-8.50   ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK’S ENERGY TRANSITION MECHANISM (ETM)
Dr. Pradeep Tharakan, Unit Head, Sovereign Energy Operations, Greater Mekong Subregion, Southeast Asia Energy Division, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
PDF(1.5MB)
8.50-9.05   POLITICAL DECLARATION ON THE JUST ENERGY TRANSITION IN SOUTH AFRICA
Ms. Jesse Burton, Energy Systems Research Group (ESRG), Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Cape Town, South Africa
PDF (737KB)
9.05-9.25 PANEL DISCUSSION “TOWARDS NET ZERO: DECARBONISATION IN EMERGING ECONOMIES”
  Mr. Marcus Hicken, Head of Division for External Energy Policy and Decarbonization, Federal Foreign Office (AA), Germany  
Mr. Ryuzo Sugimoto, Director, International Cooperation and Sustainable Infrastructure office, Global Environmental Bureau, Ministry of the Environment, (MOEJ), Japan  
Dr. Pradeep Tharakan, Unit Head, Sovereign Energy Operations, Greater Mekong Subregion, Southeast Asia Energy Division, Asian Development Bank (ADB)  
Ms. Jesse Burton, Energy Systems Research Group (ESRG), Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Cape Town, South Africa  
Mr. Fabby Tumiwa, Executive Director, Institute for Essential Services Reform (IESR), Indonesia  
Mr. Hajime Takizawa, Policy Researcher, Climate and Energy Area, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Japan  
Moderator Dr. Kentaro Tamura, Director, Climate and Energy Area, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Japan  
9.25-9.30 Q&A AND SUMMARY

Recorded Video