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The 16th Japan-China Energy Conservation and Environment Forum Held (Summary of the Results)
February 11, 2023
Mr. Nishimura Yasutoshi, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, attended the 16th Japan-China Energy Conservation and Environment Forum held on February 11, 2023.
- The 16th Japan-China Energy Conservation and Environment Forum was held on February 11 (Sat.), 2023.
- Due to the impact of COVID-19, it was held online this year, the same as the 15th forum held in 2021, connecting Tokyo and Beijing.
- The event was attended by some 870 stakeholders from both the public and private sectors, including: Minister Nishimura and Mr. Muneoka Shoji (Chairman of the Japan-China Economic Association), and other officials as representatives of Japan; and Chairman He Lifeng of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), Mr. Li Fei, Assistant Minister, Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM), and other officials as representatives of China.
- Memorandums for establishment of 17 new cooperation projects were exchanged at the forum (see the Appendix). With these exchanges, the number of such projects has come to 430 since the inauguration of the forum in 2006.
- At the plenary meeting, Minister Nishimura explained Japan's efforts toward Green Transformation (GX) and expressed his hope that Japan and China will deepen their cooperation in this area to further promote energy transitions. He also stated the need to make efforts to create a transparent and fair business environment to encourage economic networking between Japan and China.
- After the plenary meeting, the forum provided four sessions titled Improvement of Energy Efficiencies (Energy Conservation), Introduction of Electrified and Smarter Vehicles, Hydrogen, and Japan-China Long-term Trading (Water Environment Management and Sludge Disposal). Representatives of the public sectors, major companies, and other organizations from Japan and China exchanged views at the sessions.
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- Northeast Asia Division, Trade Policy Bureau
- International Affairs Office, Policy Planning Division, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Department, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy