Japan Iron and Steel Federation (JISF)

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Tokyo, Japan
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The Japan Iron and Steel Federation (JISF) is actively lobbying against climate change policy in Japan. Despite indicating some degree of support for the UNFCCC process towards a global climate deal, JISF appears to have opposed virtually all strands of domestic climate change policy. In a 2016 policy proposal, JISF appears to have opposed Japan's GHG emission reduction commitments under the Paris Agreement, and advocated to policy makers to delete clauses from the legislation pertaining to a long-term emissions target of 80% by 2050 and a commitment to an emissions trading scheme. The Japan Iron and Steel Federation have communicated opposition to a Japanese carbon tax through a petition and a policy proposal to the Japanese government for tax reform in 2016. JISF has also consistently opposed a renewable energy feed-in tariff, stating that it is damaging for the Japanese steel industry and has called for its abolishment in policy position papers in 2014 and 2015. Although JISF does appear to have recognized the importance of transitioning towards cleaner energy sources, it believes Japan has no choice but to continue using fossil fuels. JISF is also on the executive committee of Japan's clean coal day, an event promoting an on-going role for coal in the world’s energy mix.

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