Search Result: Japan

Reports

Japanese Industry Groups and Climate Policy

November 2022

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...

Japan GX (Green Transformation) Policy:
Less Green Than It Appears

January 2023

Flagship 150 trillion yen (USD 1.1 trillion) GX Strategy and Roadmap is under strong negative influence by the heavy industry to weaken carbon pricing policy elements and extend financing for technologies misaligned with IPCC science, including coal and ammonia thermal power.

The Automotive Sector and Climate Change

May 2022

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.

The Japanese and South Korean Steel Sectors & Climate Policy

April 2022

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...

How Japanese Industry Lobbied Against a Strong EU Taxonomy

April 2nd, 2020

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.

Thermal Coal in Asia:
The Real Risks for Investors

October 2019

An investor briefing on Japanese financial sector exposure to coal power

Japan's Energy Choices to 2020

November 2017

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.