Stakeholder Dialogues

Exchange on Policy Frameworks that support the Transition to a Carbon Neutral Building Sector in Japan and Germany

GJETC Stakeholder Dialogue, 3rd March 2023, 15:30 – 18:00 JST / 7:30-10:00 CET, Institute of Energy Economics, Tokyo (IEEJ) / online

The promotion of energy and resource efficiency in existing and new buildings takes up a major role in both Germany and Japan; especially while taking the integration of renewable energies into account. There are several crucial fields of interest within this area such as the optimization of societal impacts or the decarbonization of the building sector.

In both countries, the decarbonization of the building sector is lagging behind the targets. Thus, the general question of the dialogue is how the gap can be closed and what policies and measures can speed up decarbonization processes.

On the 3rd of March, all these different aspects were discussed within a GJETC Stakeholder Dialogue in Tokyo under the title “Exchange on Policy Frameworks that support the Transition to a Carbon Neutral Building Sector in Japan and Germany”.


More information: German Organisational Secretariat of the GJETC: gjetc[at]

Summary of the Stakeholder Dialogue in Tokyo, March 3rd 2023

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