Heavy industry groups along with the Japan Business Federation (Keidanren) dominate Japan's climate agenda. Their staunch opposition to policies like carbon taxation and continued advocacy for thermal fossil power is disconnected from their own support of the government's 2050 net zero target, an...
Flagship 150 trillion yen (USD 1.1 trillion) GX Strategy and Roadmap is under strong negative influence by the heavy industry to weaken the carbon pricing policy elements and extend the financing to technologies misaligned with the IPCC science, including coal and ammonia thermal power.
InfluenceMap's new interactive Automotive Climate Tool for the first time combines leading analysis of the automotive sector's climate policy engagement, with industry-standard IHS Markit data on automakers' zero-emissions vehicle production strategies.
InfluenceMap’s new report finds that Japanese and South Korean steel companies rank among the most negative on climate policy engagement when compared with their global competitors. This opposition to Paris-aligned climate policy contrasts with many of the steel sector’s customers (in real estate...
The following briefing focuses on how Japanese industry associations lobbied the Taxonomy and considers how these lobbying positions contrast with those of some leading European financial institutions.
An investor briefing on Japanese financial sector exposure to coal power
This report examines Japan's plans to expand coal both domestically and in Southeast Asia against global trends of accelerated renewable electricity capacity. It finds this strategy is misaligned with the strategic interests of Japan's technology-based industries.