Zoom In! – Japanese-German Energy Transition Talks: Carbon Pricing

06. Juli 2023, Online

“Zoom In! – Japanese-German Energy Transition Talks” is a series jointly organized by the Japanese-German Energy Partnership Team and the German Japanese Energy Transition Council (GJETC) on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action. 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.

The first session delves into the topic of Carbon Pricing. Theresa Wildgrube, Senior Advisor Carbon Markets and Pricing (adelphi) and Dr. Naoki Matsuo, Principal Policy Researcher (IGES) will give an update on the different approaches and lessons learnt so far in both countries. Germany launched its national ETS, complementary to emission not covered by the EU ETS, for heating and transport fuels already in 2021. With the introduction of the ETS, a wide range of sectors in Germany are now subject to a carbon price. Meanwhile, the Japanese government announced the upcomingGreen Trans-formation (GX) League, a baseline-and-credit system for companies, to start operating in Japan this year. In February 2023, the Cabinet passed the basic GX plan, a 10-year roadmap which includes initial arrangements for a mandatory national ETS from 2026.

The webinar will be held in English and Japanese (simultaneous translation). Participation is free but please register here.