At the end of October 2020, Prime Minister Suga announced that Japan will be carbon neutral by 2050. The new European Commission made a similar announcement at the beginning of 2020. These declarations are crucial to avoid leaving the next generation with a planet in disarray and led the EBC to organise, on 10 December 2020, a briefing on decarbonisation.
As detailed in this EuroBiz article, the webinar gave member firms of EBC committees a chance to show that acting more sustainably and reducing their carbon footprints are top priorities. It also highlighted the increasingly ambitious climate goals of the EU and Japan.
Joint cooperation between Japanese and European companies can play a role in building a greener world. If you are a company in the Biotechnology or Food & Beverage sectors, we encourage you to attend the online matchmaking eventsorganised by the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation.
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EBC Briefing on decarbonization
On 10 December 2020, the Delegation of the EU of Japan hosted an EBC Briefing on decarbonization, with many attending virtually.
The event gave member firms of EBC committees a chance to show that acting more sustainably and reducing their carbon footprints are top priorities. It also highlighted the increasingly ambitious climate goals of the EU and Japan.
At the end of October 2020, Prime Minister Suga announced that Japan will be carbon neutral by 2050. The new European Commission made a similar announcement at the beginning of 2020.
The European Business Council in Japan (EBC) welcomes these announcements which, we believe, are crucial to avoid leaving the next generation with a planet in disarray.
We, moreover, believe that Japan is sending a clear message about tackling the climate issue, and that other countries will take note.
Therefore, the EBC with its committees issued this statement containing various recommendations and suggestions on how to achieve the objective of becoming carbon neutral by 2050.
EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation – 2 online matchmaking events
“Biotechnology Business Meeting Online” jointly organized with the Organization for Small & Medium Enterprises and Regional Innovation, JAPAN (SME SUPPORT JAPAN).
European companies, including their Japanese subsidiaries, are invited for meetings with innovative Japanese venture companies in the field of Drug Discovery, Regenerative Medicine, Cell & Gene therapy, Digital Health, Medical devices and tools, Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries, Animal health, Industrial Biotechnology.
Interested European companies can specify companies of their interest, their available days and preferred tools for online meetings. All arrangements for the 40 min. meetings including interpreting will be made by SME Support Japan.
Meeting Session 1: 15-19 February 2021
Meeting Session2: 15-19 March 2021
Portal site: https://jgoodtech2.smrj.go.jp/lp/ceo_web_biotech
“Japan Food and Beverage Days” is an online Matchmaking Event for European Food and Beverage Importers, Wholesalers, Distributors and Retailers and Japanese Manufacturers and Exporters of fine Food and Beverages, co-organised with the Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO)
The event uses a convenient online platform with integrated supplier search, messaging and video call function. Interpreting will can be provided for all meetings.