- Joint Initiatives
- Climate Change
- Renewable Energy
Launch of the Japan Climate Initiative (JCI)
6 July 2018
Renewable Energy Institute collaborates closely with various stakeholders such as corporations, organizations, think tanks, and NGOs, both international and domestic that play a pioneer role in the expansion of renewable energy and climate protection measures. In 2012, Renewable Energy Institute founded the Innovation Network, an organization of global experts that use their expertise and experience in policy programs related to renewable energy, energy efficiency, and climate change to promote renewables. In addition, we work closely with local governments and local energy-related companies and organizations to develop sustainable energy policies and systems
In 2012, Renewable Energy Institute founded the Innovation Network, an organization of global experts that use their expertise and experience in policy programs related to renewable energy, energy efficiency, and climate change to promote renewables. Members of the Network exchange information on different countries’ energy policies, including Japan.
Renewable Energy Institute runs the "Renewable Energy Users Network (RE-Users) " for corporate energy users to get appropriate resources and information they need to accelerate renewable procurement in Japan. Core members of the network are the corporate green team; people from environmental management and energy procurement departments.
The network participants receive the latest information of domestic and overseas renewable energy procurement in the form of monthly newsletters. In addition, the network offers information exchange meetings (by invitation only) for corporate energy users to be connected and have access to various information on renewable procurement.
Renewable Energy Users Network identifies the barriers to procuring renewable energy and proposes solutions by communicating closely with energy users, NGOs and the government.
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Since the adoption of the Paris Agreement, which aims to realize a decarbonized society, movements to establish cross-sectoral organizations of various non-state actors such as companies, local governments and NGOs have been getting underway. Taking the lead in these global movements in Japan, the Japan Climate Initiative was established in July 2018. Since March 2018, Renewable Energy Institute, together with WWF Japan and CDP Japan, has been involved in the preparations for the establishment of this network and will continue to support its activities by serving as the secretariat office and promoting renewable energy in order to realize a carbon-free society.
In July 2011, to further promote renewables, several local governments around Japan jointly established the Renewable Energy Council and the Designated City Council on Renewable Energy. Renewable Energy Institute actively cooperates with the two Councils by preparing policy recommendations and holding seminars.
In December 2014, cooperatives and citizens’ organizations, local renewable power producers, and other institutions founded “A Prosperous Japan Through Renewable Energy! Action,” a net-work for dissemination and promotion of accurate information on renewables. As a founding member, Renewable Energy Institute is also engaged in the network’s activities.