Global Energy Crisis and Japan's Energy Dilemma after COP26
Jun Arima, Project Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy, the University of Tokyo
Hiroyuki Tezuka, Chair, WG on Global Environment Strategy, Keidanren & Fellow, JFE Steel Corporation
Frank Hiroshi Ling, Chief Scientist, Anthropocene Institute
Tom O’Sullivan, Director, Mathyos Energy 

15:00-16:00 Monday, December 13, 2021
Language: The speech and Q & A will be in English.


Much of the world is facing an energy crisis and costs are rising in Japan. The impact of the pandemic and the Omicron variant have caused further volatility in energy prices.
The new administration of Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is taking some notable positions on the country's energy strategy, including the recent decision to release Japan's strategic oil reserves.

Four experts will come to the FCCJ to discuss Japan and Asia's regional energy strategies in the light of COP26 and ahead of the COP27 meeting in Egypt next year. They will review the feasibility of Japan's goal to significantly decarbonize the economy by 2030, discuss the oil reserves decision, and the impact of price volatility on Japanese industry.
Professor Jun Arima, Project Professor for Energy and Environment, Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Tokyo, will lead the discussion and provide his analysis of the COP26 outcomes for Japan and Japanese industry. Hiroyuki Tezuka is chairperson of the Global Environment Committee at Keidanren and Executive Fellow at JFE Steel Corporation, one of Japan's largest steel companies. Frank Hiroshi Ling is the Chief Science Officer at the Anthropocene Institute, an incubator for technologies, policies, and market mechanisms to address global environmental and energy challenges. Tom O'Sullivan is the founder of the Mathyos Advisory in Tokyo, which analyzes the energy industry in Japan and the rest of Asia.

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