Participation in G20-related event announcing the 2nd round of international TOP TENs
Under the instruction and financial support of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), the Energy Conservation Center, Japan (ECCJ) has been implementing the TOP TENs Project. Relating to this project, the “2nd Round of International List of Energy Efficiency Best Available Technologies & Best Practices (TOP TENs)” was announced by the China-based project secretariat at the “Global Summit on Financing Energy Efficiency, Innovation and Clean Technology”. This was an event relating to the G20 (Group of Twenty) and regions sponsored by the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC) which was held in June 2019 at the United Nations University in Tokyo.
View of presentation given by Mr. Penggao Zhao (NDRC)
1. Purpose of participation
Under a joint sponsorship between the IPEEC and the UNEP Finance Initiative, the “Global Summit on Financing Energy Efficiency, Innovation and Clean Technology” was held at the United Nations University in Shibuya, Tokyo on 12th June 2019 as a side-event to the Japanese presidency of the G20. In Plenary Session 2, reporting was made regarding the IPEEC TOP TENs Project. This is a project that has been implemented by ECCJ under the instruction and financial support of METI since FY2014, and the 2nd round of international list (containing 40 cases from Japan, China, U.S. and France) was created and announced for the first time in three years since 2016. The announcement was given by the China Quality Certification Center (CQC) under the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) of China, which serves as the secretariat for the TOP TENs Project. ECCJ participated in this event as the supporting contact for the project in Japan. Regarding this project, ECCJ will continue its efforts to expand the activities while cooperating with China going forward. The practices and technologies selected from Japan this time belong to the following corporations and institutions.
Best practices: Mie University, Nikken Sekkei Ltd./Ashikaga Hospital, Taisei Corp., Misawa Homes Co.
Best available technologies: Toshiba Lighting & Technology Corp., Mitsubishi Electric Corp., Toshiba Carrier Corp.
Best practices: Sharp Corp. Kameyama Plant, Rengo Co., Omron Corp., Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corp.
Best available technologies: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., Nichias Corp., Yaskawa Electric Corp.
2. Overview of entire event
・ Guest welcoming speeches: Mr. Atsushi Taketani of METI and others
・ Keynote speeches: Mr. Amory Lovins (Rocky Mountain Institute) and others
・ Plenary session 1, Theme: Global stocktake with financial institutions
・ High-Level Roundtables, A: Financial innovation technologies, B: Financing energy efficiency & clean energy
・ Plenary session 2, Theme: High-level Policy Dialogue with G20 ETWG Member Delegations (Presentation by Mr. Penggao Zhao of NDRC, China on the significance of the TOP TENs Project and the 2nd round of the TOP TENs List)