New Climate Economy Report and Opportunities in Japan

The next fifteen years will be key in the development of smarter cities and staving off climate change. Find out the opportunities available in Japan for UK companies in the energy sector. 

British Ambassador to Japan Tim Hitchens and Richard Oppenheim, Head of Energy and Climate Change at the British Embassy in Tokyo discuss the results of The New Climate Economy Report: Better Growth, Better Climate and the impact the findings will have on opportunities for UK companies in Japan.

The report is produced by the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, led by former Mexican president Felipe Calderón, and presents the ways in which action on climate change fits with economic growth.

Japan has seen periods of enthusiasm followed by bouts of scepticism, but there has been a pick-up in interest towards clean and renewable energy since the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011. In addition, changing Governmental legislation relating to electricity market reform will open up business opportunities for UK companies in Japan.

You can find the link to the full report here.


For more information about the energy industry in Japan, please see our Energy Sector page.

Send Us Your Enquiry if you want an in-depth evaluation of your company’s chances of doing business in Japan.

To get involved in the policy work Richard’s team are doing, please visit the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s guidance on the Overseas Market Introduction Service.