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Announcement of the Eighth Japan-China Energy Conservation Forum-Towards mutually beneficial cooperation between Japan and China in the fields of energy conservation and the environment-

On December 28, 2014, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Japan-China Economic Association (general incorporated foundation) will hold the eighth Japan-China Energy Conservation Forum, which is a public-private joint forum between Japan and China in the fields of energy and the environment, in Beijing, jointly with the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and the Ministry of Commerce, China.

The forum will provide keynote speeches by public and private leaders from Japan and China, a project signing ceremony, and working sessions in which participants will exchange opinions concerning experiences in and policy challenges for energy conservation-related and environmental issues in six fields in which the related people in Japan and China are commonly interested.

1. Purpose

The forum aims to provide a platform on which the public and private sectors in Japan and China will advance mutually beneficial cooperation in the fields of energy conservation and the environment so as to serve mutually shared interests. As Japan and China advance cooperation in such fields, expanding business opportunities in these fields between Japan and China is considered to be the most realistic approach for improving the respective current situation with regards to the enormous Chinese market through the dissemination of Japan’s state-of-the-art technology. Based on such understanding, the forum will be held, bringing the related people in the fields from Japan and China together, aiming to expand opportunities for specific business and cooperation through enhancing mutual understanding and formulating broad ranging cooperative projects.

2. Date and venue

Date: December 28 (Sun.), 2014
Venue: Beijing, China

3. Organizers

Japan side: METI, Japan-China Economic Association
China side: NDRC, Ministry of Commerce

4. Expected number of participants

About 500 in total from Japan and China

5. Outline of the program

December 28 (Sun.)
Morning:
Plenary session (keynote speeches by high-level officials from Japan and China; a project signing ceremony, etc.)
Afternoon:
Subject-focused working sessions (energy management systems/LEDs; coal-fired power generation (clean-coal technology); measures against air pollution; recyclable economy; next-generation vehicles; long-term trade)

Reference

Outline of the results of the Seventh Forum
Results of the Seventh Japan-China Energy Conservation Forum (press release)
http://www.meti.go.jp/english/press/2012/0806_02.html

Release date

December 25, 2014

Division in charge

  • Northeast Asia Division, Trade Policy Bureau, METI
  • International Affairs Office, Policy Planning Division, Energy Conservation and Renewable Energy Department, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy

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