The Japan Climate InitiativeDecarbonization Efforts by Non-state Actors

16 January 2024

in Japanese

As the climate crisis intensifies and bold measures are urgently required to keep below the limit of the 1.5°C temperature rise, the role of non-state actors is becoming increasingly important and movements to establish cross-sectoral organizations have been getting underway. Taking the lead in these global movements, Japan Climate Initiative was established in July 2018 and is today the largest network of non-state actors in Japan committed to working together to drive the transition towards decarbonized and climate resilient societies. Members of JCI consist of a diverse range of actors including many large corporations representing Japan, small and medium-sized enterprises that support local communities, local governments, environmental NGOs, consumer groups, religious organizations and universities. 

Since the establishment of JCI, Renewable Energy Institute, together with WWF Japan and CDP Japan, has supported its activities by serving as the secretariat office and will continue to play an active role in accelerating deployment of renewables and the realization of a decarbonized society.


The first JCI press conference held in July 2018
 JCI started with 105 member organizations
 The first Japan Climate Action Summit held in Oct. 2018
 Co-Representatives of JCI, Takejiro Sueyoshi and Sergio Shigeo Kato
  • Takejiro Sueyoshi
  • Sergio Shigeo Kato 
Secretariat organizations
  • CDP Worldwide-Japan
  • WWF Japan
  • Renewable Energy Institute
Partner organizations
  • Japan Climate Leaders’ Partnership (Japan-CLP)
  • The Frontier Network (TFN)
  • Network of Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs for a Sustainable Business and Energy Future
  • ICLEI Japan 

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External Links

  • JCI 気候変動イニシアティブ
  • 自然エネルギー協議会
  • 指定都市 自然エネルギー協議会
  • irelp
  • 全球能源互联网发展合作组织

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