At COP 26 in Glasgow, strategies and roadmaps have been discussed to make the global economy GHG neutral by the middle of this century. As technological and innovation leaders, Germany and Japan are heading the global ‘race to net zero’. The German-Japanese Environment and Energy Dialogue Forum (EEDF) has functioned as a platform for intensive exchange and discussion among stakeholders from politics, industry and academia in both countries on key environmental and energy related issues. At the past EEDFs, the integration of renewable energies, energy storage and the pathways to the decarbonization of the mobility sector and the industry have been addressed. This time, the 12th edition of the EEDF will focus on the role of cities and municipalities on the way to ‘net zero’. More than 90% of the population in Japan and 75% of the German population lives in cities. Urban infrastructures are significantly affected by climate change. Cities – metropolitan areas as well as municipalities - can provide an answer to effects of climate change and make a significant contribution to reducing GHG emissions. Many cities in Japan and Germany have already set ambitious targets for climate neutrality and activities for the transition to climate-friendly, resilient and livable cities.
The 12th Environment and Energy Dialogue Forum to be held in Berlin on September 6 and 7, 2022 will provide an insight into political measures to support cities on their way to ‚net zero’. Stakeholders from cities and municipalities as well as industry and academia will present examples of concepts, good practice, demonstration projects and innovative technologies in Germany and Japan for smart grids, urban renewable energy production and hydrogen use-cases, mobility concepts, district heating, urban circular economy and more.
Time: 6th September 2022 09:00 a.m. – 03.30 p.m. & 7th September 2022 09.00 a.m. – 01.30 p.m. (Germany)
6th September 2022 04:00 a.m. – 10.30 p.m. & 7th September 2022 04.00 a.m. – 08.30 p.m. (Japan)
Language: The event will be held in Japanese & German (including simultaneous translation). The networking session will be held in English.
Venue: The event takes place in the Japanese-German-Centre Berlin as well as online. The Centre is located in Berlin-Dahlem on the crossing Saarmünder Straße/ Clayallee across the underground station Oskar-Helene-Heim (U3). Address: Saargemünderstr. 2, 14195 Berlin
Registration deadline: Register until the 29th of August 2022 for physical attendance. For online participation one can register until the 4th of September 2022.