Supporting Germany’s Energy Dialogue with Japan and Korea

Landschaft mit Windkraftanlagen in Ostasien - landscape with wind power generators in East Asia

In light of Germany’s high dependency on energy resource imports and the energy transition’s triad of goals for a reduction in greenhouse gases, more renewable energies, and energy efficiency, the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) is pursuing in its energy policy cooperation the goal of building trusting, lasting energy relations with partner countries.

Alongside the formalised Energy Partnerships of the Federal Government , the high-level but non-formalised energy dialogues enable regular exchange between government and other institutions and stakeholders on central energy policy questions and shared challenges. Given that the energy transition has become an important component of external perceptions of the German economy and society, the energy dialogues globally contribute to strengthening it. Furthermore, they address the concerns of the private sector to support appropriate market structures for the expansion of renewable energies and the spread of energy efficient technologies.

adelphi is supporting the BMWi in carrying out the energy dialogue with Japan and Korea. The project’s overall aim is to provide an important contribution to the expansion and preservation of stabile, lasting energy relations between the Government and the two partner countries. 

As the project leadership, adelphi is cooperating with the partner organisations the Wuppertal Institute (WI), the German Asia-Pacific Business Association (OAV), Hennicke Consult, and the German Chambers of Commerce Abroad (AHK) in Japan and Korea. adelphi is additionally providing short scientific evaluations and background studies on energy policy develops in the target countries, developing and organising expert workshops and energy policy events, and is supporting the BMWi in its energy policy communications and in planning and carrying out high-level delegation and study trips.

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