June 24


Towards carbon neutrality ~Challenge of Japanese & EU industry and system~


Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry
& EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation
Joint Webinar

Towards carbon neutrality
~Challenge of Japanese & EU industry and system~

The EU and Japan share an ambitious goal of 2050 carbon neutrality. In order to achieve this goal, industry needs innovation and business model transformation, and policy makers need policy and institutional leads to promote and support industry transformation. Through the following two sessions, this webinar will identify common issues of industry and policy makers in both the EU and Japan, and explore the possibility of cooperation between both region and country.

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1. Date & Time:
June 24, 2021 (Thursday) 16: 00-18: 00 Tokyo (9: 00-11: 00 Brussels)
2. Languages used:
English and Japanese (with simultaneous interpretation)
3. program:
16:00 to 17:00 (9:00 to 10:00) First Session: Industry Challenge
1) Presentation: Hydrogen
- Nobuko Uetake, Deputy Senior General Manager, Green Solution Project
Asahi Kasei Corporation
Erwin Penfornis, Air Liquide Group Vice-President H2E World Business Line Vice-President of Strategy, H2-Force
2) Presentation: Battery
Shoichi Matsumoto, CEO, Envision AESC
Diego Pavia, CEO, InnoEnergy (European Battery Alliance)
3) Discussion
- Moderator: Yasuo Tanabe, Managing Director of Japan Side, EU-Japan Center for Industrial Cooperation

17: 00-18: 00 (10: 00-11: 00) Second Session: Policy and Institutional Challenges
1) Presentation: CBAM and Carbon Pricing
Andrei Marcu, Executive Director, European Roundtable on Climate Change and
Sustainable Transition
Alexandre Affre, Deputy Director General, BusinessEurope
Toshi Arimura, Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Professor, School of Political Science and Economics & Director, Research Institute for Environmental Economics and Management
Waseda University
Hiroyuki Tezuka, Fellow (Climate Change), JFE Steel Corporation
2) Discussion
- Moderator: Tetsuya Watanabe, Vice President, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry

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