About the German Japanese Energy Transition Council (GJETC)

The German-Japanese Energy Transition Cooperation Council (GJETC) is an international model project to strengthen the exchange of knowledge on technologies, policies and the effects of the energy transition. In its form, continuity and size, the GJETC is the first German-Japanese energy transition cooperation project of its kind. Founded in spring 2016, the Council conducts an extensive study programme on key topics of the energy transition, holds stakeholder dialogues with industry and civil society and has already published fourteen studies, a series of strategic papers and two reports with key recommendations for a successful energy transition in March 2018 and June 2020.

The project, which was jointly initiated by the Wuppertal Institute, ECOS, hennicke.consult and the Institute of Energy Economics Japan (IEEJ/Tokyo), is supported on the Japanese side by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI). On the German side, the Council was funded by the German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU) and the Mercator Foundation in the 1st and 2nd working phases. In the 3rd phase of the Cooperation Council, the former Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) took over support for the GJETC from the DBU. In the current 4th working phase, the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection (BMWK) is supporting the activities.

Together with ECOS, the Wuppertal Institute coordinates the Council’s work as secretariat in Germany, while the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ) takes on this task on the Japanese side.

Video about the GJETC

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