Japan Chemical Industry Association (JCIA)

InfluenceMap Score
E
Performance Band
35%
Organisation Score
Modifications to InfluenceMap Scoring
Sector:
Chemicals
Head​quarters:
東京, 日本

The Japan Chemical Industry Association (JCIA) appears to be lobbying against progressive climate change legislation in Japan. JCIA has consistently suggested that cost effectiveness should take priority when responding to climate change. In 2017, JCIA appears to have suggested that the UN Climate treaty would have negative commercial impact in Japan and, correspondingly, balance had to be reestablished between the environment and economic development. JCIA has directly advocated to policymakers to oppose a Japanese carbon tax, calling for its repeal in 2016.
Policy proposals from the JCIA suggest opposition to renewable energy legislation, including criticizing the costs and stability factor of renewables in 2015. Despite communications from JCIA in 2015 emphasizing the need to reduce Japan’s fossil fuel dependency, it appears to support a long-term role for coal in the energy mix as well as continued Japanese fossil fuel subsidies for coal and oil. In 2018, the JCIA signed a joint policy proposal with Keidanren and others that appears to oppose any increase in energy cost for businesses as a result of transitioning towards a low carbon energy mix.

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DATA SOURCES
Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures
Communication of Climate Science
1 NS NA NA NS NS NA
Alignment with IPCC on Climate Action
0 NS NA 0 0 0 NA
Supporting the Need for Regulations
0 NS NA NS -1 NS NA
Support of UN Climate Process
-1 NS NA NA NS 0 NA
Transparency on Legislation
-2 NA NA NA NA NA NA
Carbon Tax
-2 NS NA -1 NS NA NA
Emissions Trading
-2 -2 NA NA NS NS NA
Energy and Resource Efficiency
0 NS NA 0 NS NS NA
Renewable Energy
-1 NS NA -1 NS NS NA
Energy Transition & Zero Carbon Technologies
-2 NS NA -1 -1 1 NA
GHG Emission Regulation
NS NS NA NA NS NS NA
Disclosure on Relationships
2 NS NA NA NA NA NA