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Mission of Japanese Companies to be Dispatched to India Aiming to Accelerate Actions for Curbing Emissions under the Paris Agreement

In response to the enforcement of the Paris Agreement in November 2016, Japan has been engaging in efforts to support developing countries in curbing their greenhouse gas emissions. As part of these efforts, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) will dispatch a mission of Japanese companies to India in cooperation with Keidanren (Japan Business Federation), and hold, on October 12, 2017, a public-private joint workshop with India. India has set initiatives for introducing renewable energy on a large scale and introducing IoT into Indian industries. Taking this opportunity, Japan will cultivate new markets in the country by uniting Japan's efforts in the public and private sectors, and also contribute to facilitating India's efforts for low carbonization.

1. Background

In November 2016, the Paris Agreement for global warming countermeasures came into force. In response, member countries have been launching various efforts to achieve self-determined goals for curbing greenhouse gas emissions based on each country's particular situation. With this current trend, many countries have increased expectations for Japan's outstanding low-carbon technologies.

Meanwhile, the industrial players in Japan have been raising the opinion that Japan should contribute to decreasing global emissions by taking advantage of Japan's technologies, while also taking these opportunities to enter new markets around the world.

2. Outline of the mission dispatching

In cooperation with Keidanren, on October 12, 2017, METI will dispatch a mission of Japanese companies to India. In the country, jointly with the government of India, including the Ministry of Power and the Bureau of Energy Efficiency, and Indian companies, METI will hold a public-private joint workshop focusing on themes of energy-efficiency enhancement and renewable energy.

At the workshop, Japanese companies will propose possible solutions for overcoming challenges in India, including an issue related to stable power grids emerging with efforts for dramatic expansion of photovoltaic power generation, and issues related to the management of plant operations caused by labor shortages and decreasing efficiency seen in the existing infrastructures, e.g., those for power generation, iron and steel, and petroleum. In addition, Japan and India will exchange views aiming to lead such proposals to future research on business feasibility and cooperation in human resource development.

Dispatching this mission is positioned as a concrete initiative for implementing the Japan-India Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Cooperation Plan, which was concluded at the Japan-India Summit Meeting on September 14, 2017.

METI will continue to collaborate with industrial players and related organizations and support Japanese industries in developing overseas markets for Japan’s outstanding low-carbon technologies and will contribute to reducing global carbon emissions.

Reference: Participating companies and organizations in the mission

Keidanren (Japan Business Federation)
Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA)
Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Incorporated
Toshiba JSW Power Systems Private Limited
Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corporation
T.T. Network Infrastructure Japan Corporation
Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.
Miraikikai, Inc.
Yokogawa Electric Corporation
Japan Coal Energy Center
Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc.
Fuji Electric India Private Ltd.
NIDEC India Private Limited
KBC Advanced Technology
Yokogawa India Limited

Release date

October 2, 2017

Division in Charge

Global Environment Partnership Office, Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau

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