Webinar Germany: Latest Developments of Energy and Climate Policy and LegislationBefore and After the Government Change

25 January 2022

in Japanese

Germany is pushing forward with its energy transition. The new Scholz government seeks more ambitious policies than the previous government, such as increasing the share of renewable electricity supply from 65% to 80% by 2030 and bringing forward the completion of the coal phase-out from 2038 to ideally 2030. At the same time, it pursues the nuclear phase-out policy set by the previous government, which will be completed in 2022.

In this webinar, Markus Steigenberger, Managing Director of Agora Energiewende, a leading think-tank in Germany, highlighted the most recent developments of German energy and climate policies and its decarbonization strategies. Emi Ichiyanagi, researcher at Renewable Energy Institute, illustrated the German policies, legal developments, and prospects based on her report released in December 2021.


Program ※English-Japanese simultaneous interpretation provided.

[Moderator and Opening Remarks]  Mika Ohbayashi Director, Renewable Energy Institute

Clemens von Goetze Ambassador, Federal Republic of Germany in Japan

Presentation 1 Germany on the Way to Net-Zero? An Assessment of the Energy and Climate Policy of the New German Government
Markus Steigenberger Managing Director, Agora Energiewende DL

Presentation 2 Germany's Decarbonization Strategy: Policies and Legislation under the Merkel Government and Prospects of the Scholz Government
Emi Ichiyanagi  Researcher, Renewable Energy Institute DL

Q&A session

Event Details

Date and Time Tuesday 25 January, 16:00 - 18:00 JST
Event Format via Zoom 
Organizer Renewable Energy Institute
Supported by Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Japan
Admission Free (prior registration required) 


Speaker's Profile

  • Clemens von Goetze
    Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Germany to Japan
    After finishing his military service, von Goetze studied at the University of Erlangen where he obtained his master degree in history and a doctorate degree in law. He began his professional career at the Foreign Office in 1990. He worked i.a. as Political Officer at the Embassy in Manila, Principal Private Secretary to Federal Foreign Ministers Dr. Klaus Kinkel and Joschka Fischer, Deputy Ambassador to Turkey, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Foreign Minister, PSC-Ambassador for coordination of EU Foreign Policy in Brussels, Director General of the Foreign Department at the Office of the Federal President and Director General for Africa, Asia, Latin America, Near- and Middle East at the Federal Foreign Office. Before assuming his current position in September 2021, he served as Ambassador to Israel and to China.
  • Markus Steigenberger
    Managing Director, Agora Energiewende
    Prior to taking the current position in May 2021, Markus Steigenberger led the international team (since 2016) and the European team (2014-2016), and worked as head of office in Agora’s early years in 2012/2013. Before joining Agora, Markus oversaw the Germany programme of the European Climate Foundation (ECF). Markus started his career as a journalist and held various positions in German and international civil society organisations. He completed a Master of Business Administration as well as a Magister Artium in economic history, political science, and law.


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  • irelp
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