Zoom In! - Japanese-German Energy Transition Talks

Geopolitical developments, COP 28 and their relevance for energy policy in Japan and Germany

  • Events 22.11.2023
  • Location Online

"Zoom In! – Japanese-German Energy Transition Talks" is a series jointly organised by the Japanese-German Energy Partnership Team and the German-Japanese Energy Transition Council (GJETC). It focuses on current developments regarding the energy transition in both countries. Each session zooms in on a specific topic and offers decision-makers from policy, industry and research a platform for in-depth information and discussion on the current status, development and potential for different energy transition policies and technologies in Germany and Japan.

In the fourth session on 22 November 2023, from 9 to 10 am CEST (5 to 6 pm JST), experts discuss important geopolitical events of the past months in the run-up to the upcoming COP28 in Dubai:

  • The G7 summit in Japan in May was held in light of the ongoing war in Ukraine and growing tensions with China.
  • Following the BRICS summit in South Africa in August, important fossil energy producing countries such as Saudi Arabia, Iran and the UAE joined the BRICS group.
  • At the G20 in India in September, combating climate change took centre stage, focussing on green development, progress on SDGs and the role of multilateral institutions for the 21st century.

All these developments and their implications for the changing geopolitical environment need consideration looking ahead to COP 28.

Lukas Hermwille, Senior Researcher in the Global Climate Governance Research Unit at the Wuppertal Institute, will give an overview of geopolitical events of the past months with importance for international energy policy, followed by an expert discussion on the topic from Japanese and German perspectives.

The online event will be held in English, simultaneous translation from English into Japanese is available. Registration is available free of charge via the link below.

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