2nd Cooperation Committee Meeting

On the 27th of September the 2nd Cooperation Committee Meeting (CCM) of the Japanese-German Energy Partnership took place as a hybrid meeting in Tokyo and online as a video conference with representatives from both ministries. The meeting serves to discuss the results of the cooperation so far and to set the goals and priorities for the future activities within the energy partnership. Current topics in energy policy were discussed and representatives from both countries provided insights into recent developments. The two working groups (WG1 Energy Transition, WG2 Hydrogen) presented their focus topics discussed so far, the formats that have already been implemented, and which next steps are planned. The working groups have dealt so far with diverse issues such as energy efficiency, offshore wind energy, the liberalization of the electricity market, digitalization and energy management, support schemes for hydrogen production and international hydrogen projects, integrated supply chains and the role of hydrogen hubs. As part of the delegation trip, a German and Japanese delegation also took part in the Hydrogen Energy Ministerial Meeting, which took place the day before the CCM, on September 26, with the participation of high-ranking politicians from various countries to deepen the discussions on the multinational cooperation and promotion of hydrogen.