Japan’s Response to an Accelerating Global Energy Transition
In order to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement, countries around the world are transitioning their energy policies toward renewable energy sources. While many developed countries have set a goal of raising the renewable energy ratio to about 40% to 70% in 2030, Japan’s energy transition is lagging behind. Such a delay may not only result in a smaller international presence on climate change issues but also weaken Japan’s competitiveness in energy technologies. The purpose of this program is to analyze Japan’s challenges and present proposals on how to deal with the energy transition accelerating around the world.