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The First Meeting of the Domestic Investment Expansion Task Force to be Held”

*This news release is an updated version of a July 29, 2016 released title, “The First Meeting of the Task Force for the Expansion of Inward Investment to be Held”. This update is in line with the relevant English version documents.

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) decided to establish a Domestic Investment Expansion Task Force under the Long-term Climate Change Policy Platform, and the task force will hold its first meeting on August 22, 2016. Aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions on a long-term basis extending from 2030 onward, the task force will discuss approaches for advancing long-term global warming countermeasures that are compatible with expanding investment and fortifying the competitiveness of Japanese companies.

1. Outline

The COP21 Decision in December 2015 invites Parties to communicate, by 2020, to the secretariat mid-century, long-term low greenhouse gas emission development strategies.

To this end, on July 5, 2016, METI held the first meeting of the Long-term Climate Change Policy  Platform, bringing together representatives from the industry, government and academia sectors, and has started the consideration of long-term global warming countermeasures extending from 2030 onward.

Among the issues presented by the platform, the task force will discuss approaches for advancing long-term global warming countermeasures that are compatible with expanding investment and fortifying the competitiveness of Japanese companies. The results of the task force will be utilized at the discussion of the platform that will issue a report near the end of FY2016.

2. Members of the task force (in the order of the Japanese syllabary; titles omitted)

Keigo Akimoto, Group Leader, Chief Researcher, Systems Analysis Group, Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth
Noriko Endo, Ph.D. Project Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University
Hiroshi Ohashi, Professor Faculty of Economics, the University of Tokyo
Hiroki Kudo, Senior Research Fellow, the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan
Koichi Kuriyama, Professor, Division of Natural Resource Economics, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University
Taishi Sugiyama, Senior Researcher, Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry
Hiroyuki Tezuka, Chair, Energy & Technology Committee, The Japan Iron and Steel Federation

Release date

July 29, 2016

Division in Charge

Environmental Economy Office, Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau

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