Climate Change

Japan Business Federation (Keidanren)

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Tokyo, Japan

The Japanese Business Federation (Keidanren) appear to have opposed most strands of climate change regulation. This is particularly significant as many Japanese corporations defer their political engagement to trade associations, of which Keidanren is probably the most powerful and influential. In 2016, they appear to oppose to the post-2030 GHG emissions target under Japan’s INDC to the Paris Agreement. They stated its opposition to a carbon tax in Japan, advocating to the government it could decrease the international competitiveness of Japanese companies. They appear to be similarly opposed to a cap and trade scheme and government emissions quotas, advocating against the Japanese Ministry of the Environment’s Global Warming Countermeasures in a 2016 public consultation. They show mixed support for energy efficiency, emphasizing the need for high-efficient coal technology. In addition, they appear not to have supported renewable energy legislation, with Chairman, Sadayuki Sakakibara, calling for an overhaul of the Japan’s FIT scheme. Moreover, they appear generally to support a high GHG energy mix by maintaining the use of fossil fuels.

QUESTIONS SOURCES Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures EU Register
Climate Science Transparency 2 NS NA NA NS NA NA NA
Climate Science Stance 0 -1 NA NA NS NS NA NA
Need for climate regulations -1 NS NA NS NS NS NA NA
UN Treaty Support -1 -1 NA 0 NS 1 NA NA
Transparency on Legislation 1 NA NA NA NA NA NA 0
Carbon Tax -2 -1 NA NS -2 0 NA NA
Emissions Trading -2 -2 NA -2 -2 NA NA NA
Energy Efficiency Standards 0 0 NA NA NS NA NA NA
Renewable Energy Legislation -1 -1 NA -1 -1 0 NA NA
Energy Policy and Mix 0 -1 NA -2 -1 1 NA NA
GHG Emission Standards -1 0 NA -2 NS 0 NA NA
Disclosure on Relationships 1 NA NA NA NA NA NA 0