In May 2021, the PRI presented a session on ’Delivering net zero emissions in Japan’ as part of our PRI Digital Forum: Climate & Nature Action event. 

Faced with overwhelming evidence that Japan will suffer severe impacts from climate change if the global temperature rise exceeds 1.5°C, investors increasingly recognise the urgency and importance of acting to deliver reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement. During this session we covered the PRI’s roadmap for achieving net zero by 2050 in Japan.  

Watch the recordings:

Resources from the session:

  Agenda
4:00 JST Welcome Remarks

Michiyo Morisawa, Head of Japan, PRI
4:02 JST PRI’s Climate Work and Net Zero Briefing on Japan

Edward Baker, Technical Head, Climate Change and Energy Transition, PRI  
4:15 JST  Climate Transition Finance

Motoko Ogawa, Deputy Director of Environmental Economy Office, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) of Japan 
4:25 JST  Net Zero Policy and Investor Actions in Japan

Teruyuki Ohno
, Executive Director, Renewable Energy Institute
Masaaki Nagamura, General Manager International Initiatives, Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance
Kazuyiki Shigemoto, Executive Officer, Chief General Manager, Investment, Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company
Moderated by: Natsuho Torii, Senior Specialist, Policy, PRI