Date: Wednesday 21st July 2021
Time: 16:00 – 18:00 (JST) / 08:00 – 10:00 (BST)
Format: Zoom Webinar with simultaneous translation for Japanese-English
Hosts: Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC) and Japan Energy Transition Initiative (JETI)
Governments around the world, including the US, Europe and Japan, have set net zero targets for 2050 to address the challenges of climate change. The role of the electric power sector in meeting these targets will be crucial and given the long planning cycles involved, decisive action is likely needed in the short term to meet long term goals. This seminar brings together key stakeholders of Japan’s power sector along with the head of Europe’s key electric power industry association to discuss how the industry globally can work with governments on policy innovation towards meeting climate targets.
The webinar will start with presentations from the speakers before moving onto a panel discussion on “What should the power sector’s role be in progressing a strong policy towards the 2050 net zero goals, and how can they take advantage of the global opportunities in the energy transition?”. There is an opportunity for Q&A prior to closing.
Kei Takahashi, Policy Researcher, IGES (Opening Remarks)
Kristian Ruby, Secretary General, Eurelectric
Katsuhito Manabe, Chair of the Board, REASP
Seiji Kawazoe, Senior stewardship officer, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Asset Management
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