25 years upon approval of Kyoto Protocol - Where do we stand on the Issue of climate protection?

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Sustainable climate protection can only be addressed globally; it is the task of the global community to confront climate change, actively promote strong concepts and implement smart ideas. A comprehensive dialogue between all nations is just as necessary as an equal exchange between business, politics, society, and science. Japan and Germany can play a central role in enhancement.

With the Kyoto Protocol, which was adopted in 1997, the participating signatory states agreed to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the industrialized countries. In 2020, the Paris Agreement went a step further and now obliges all states to change the global economy in a climate-friendly way developing a national climate protection contribution. With both agreements the global policy goals are anchored. Additionally, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) have been incorporated to the sustainability strategies of numerous companies. The question remaining is: How do these goals find concrete and measurable implementation?

With the DJW “Spot On!” we are looking for answers from private sector and politics, from science and society. Do technology cooperation, so essential and important for joint progress, work internationally, across companies and industries? How does knowledge transfer take place, and where is room for intensification? What approaches are being taken by Germany and Japan to the issue of climate financing, and how are the players finding support from the governments?

Event Information

March 9, 2022, 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM

Hybrid (Düsseldorf / Online)
Organizer(s): Japanese-German Business Association (DJW), Partner: Consulate-General of Japan in Düsseldorf, Support: DWIH Tokyo, NRW.Global Business etc.

Time: 10:30 – 14:00 (CET) /  18:30 – 22:00 (JST)

Language: German / Japanese (with simultaneous interpretation)

*For more information and to register, please click on the “Website” link above in the box.