Energy and Resource Efficiency

© NRW.Global Business Japan (株式会社NRWジャパン)

As the global climate crisis is progressing we see the effects of global warming on our daily lives all around the world. Our joint efforts, those of science, politics, business and citizens, must focus on the target of slowing down and reducing global warming. There is no single answer or solution and many questions still need to be answered. How can business contribute to a conscious change in behavior while pursuing sustainable profits? What is the latest academic assessment of the climate crisis? And how can we collectively reduce the carbon foot print in industrialized nations like Japan and Germany and beyond?

Event Information

April 23, 2021, 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Organiser: NRW.Global Business Japan (NRW Japan K.K.)

This event will discuss the challenges and show ways and means how to address global warming in a very practical manner. Experts from Germany and Japan will share insights into their research, policy issues, technical and economic challenges with case studies from industry based on the successful Ecoprofit initiative in North Rhine-Westphalia and Japan.


16:00 – 16:15 (JST) Welcome, Guidance and Introduction
Georg Löer, NRW.Global Business Japan
Representative Director and President, NRW Japan K.K.

16:15 – 16:40 (JST) “How resource efficiency can contribute to decarbonisation: A German perspective”
Prof. Dr. Peter Hennicke, Co-Chair, German Japanese Energy Transition Council (GJETC), Wuppertal

16:40 – 17:05 (JST) “The Success Story of ECOPROFIT in Germany/NRW”
Philipp Mihajlovic, Dipl.-Ing. Senior Consultant, B.A.U.M. Consult GmbH, Hamm

17:05 – 17:20 (JST) “ECOPROFIT – A component for economical success in South-Westphalia/NRW”
Tim Behrendt, CEO, WSG Economic and Urban Development Agency Menden GmbH, Menden

17:20 – 17:30 (JST) “How a Japanese Semiconductor company implemented ECOPROFIT in Germany”
Roland Brossog, Manager Logistics Operation & General Affairs, Rohm Semiconductor GmbH, Willich

17:30 – 17:50 (JST) “Implementing Japan’s ECOPROFIT to realize a Sustainable Society: a case study from Iwaki City”
Sae Kondo, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Mie University / Visiting Researcher, The University of Tokyo

17:50 – 18:00 (JST) “Achieving Net Zero Carbon Emission: How Germany’s ECOPROFIT can help Japan become Carbon Neutral”
Koichiro Kawakita, Executive Vice President, B.A.U.M. Consult Japan Co., Ltd. / Co-researcher at the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo

18:00 – 18:30 (JST) Panel Discussion Session:
Can the Success Story of ECOPROFIT in Germany be replicated in Japan?

The event is free of charge, with simultaneous interpretation between Japanese and English. The deadline for registration is Monday, April 19, 2021, 24:00 (JST)/ 17:00 (CEST).