04 Mar 2021 10:00—10:45 Paris Time Report launch

Japan 2021: Energy Policy Review

Background information

The International Energy Agency will host a webinar for the launch of its publication Energy Policies of IEA Countries: Japan 2021, on Thursday, 4 March, at 10:00 AM CET, with Minister Hiroshi Kajiyama (TBC) and Commissioner Shin Hosaka from Japan’s Ministry for Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan, and Dr Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency.

Japan recently announced its ambition of reaching carbon neutrality by 2050 and will increase the share of renewable energy sources and nuclear in the electricity supply as well as further improving energy efficiency. It will also advance regulatory reforms and digitalization to foster the deployment of new technologies such as low-carbon hydrogen and carbon recycling.

Today, Japan remains heavily reliant on fossil fuels and energy consumption is dominated by industries that will be hard to decarbonise. In this report, the IEA provides a range of energy policy recommendations to help Japan achieve a secure, affordable, safe and carbon-neutral energy system.