Council Structure

After three successful phases the structure of the German-Japanese Energy Transition Council (GJETC) is adjusted to reflect the new working style towards more focalized topics of mutual interest, derived from the study program and discussions within the council work as well as ensuring a more pluralistic structure while preserving the core of the Council to maintain the mutual trustworthy relationship that has developed during its foundation.

Dr. Stefan Thomas, Director of the Research Division Energy, Transport and Climate Policy at the Wuppertal Institute, and Prof. Tatsuya Terazawa, Chairman and CEO of the Institute of Energy Economics Japan (IEEJ), are appointed Co-Chairs of the GJETC.

Prof. Dr. Peter Hennicke, former president of the Wuppertal Institute and co-initiator of the German-Japanese Energy Transition Council, is functioning as Principal Advisor to the Council.

On the German side, the reputed Wuppertal Institute steers the Council’s work as the scientific secretariat. In Japan this role is fulfilled by the renowned Institute of Energy Economics Japan (IEEJ). ECOS Consult is responsible for the organizational secretariat and contributes with its long-standing competence in Japanese-German projects.

[Structure of the GJETC 2020-2022]