ECCJ attended the FY2023 AJSI Webinar 2024 to report on AJEEP activities

ECCJ attended the FY2023 AJSI Webinar 2024 to report on AJEEP activities

As part of the ASEANJapan Steel Initiative (AJSI) activities, an online meeting titled AJSI Webinar 2024 – Achieving Carbon Neutrality in the Steel Sector was held on February 6, 2024, targeting ASEAN member countries. At the webinar, the Energy Conservation Center, Japan (ECCJ) reported on the AJEEP activities.
(1) Part 1: Policies and initiatives for achieving carbon neutrality
(2) Part 2: Private sector initiatives for achieving carbon neutrality


View of the venue

Closing greetings

n cooperation with the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), the Japan Iron and Steel Federation (JISF) has established a public-private cooperative platform known as the ASEANJapan Steel Initiative (AJSI) and has been providing assistance relating to energy conservation and environmental protection to iron and steel industries in the ASEAN region. On February 6, 2024, an online meeting titled “AJSI Webinar 2024 – Achieving Carbon Neutrality in the Steel Sector” was held. At the meeting, activities implemented by METI, the South East Asia Iron and Steel Institute (SEAISI) and private sector enterprises were introduced by representatives from Japan and the ASEAN countries. ECCJ gave introductions to details of AJEEP activities.

(1) METI reported on its policies and initiatives for achieving carbon neutrality, together with Japans green transformation (GX) strategy.
(2) ECCJ gave introductions to the human resource capacity building activities for achieving carbon neutrality in each ASEAN country through practically implementing carbon neutrality audits and developing systems for certifying human resources who are capable of formulating CN projects.
(3) Three Japanese private-sector blast furnace companies introduced details relating to various technological developments for achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.
(4) Topy Industries introduced details of the activities that received the Energy Conservation Grand Prize in FY2017, consisting of its adoption of an Energy Conservation Meister Program as an alternative to certified energy managers and the development of energy conservation activities through efforts involving the entire company.
(5) Two ASEAN private sector steel companies gave introductions to their visions for achieving carbon neutrality.
(6) Amid the growing importance being given to achieving carbon neutrality also among steel industries in the ASEAN countries, the secretary general of SEAISI thanked the Japanese government and businesses for sharing their know-how and information and for cooperating with ASEAN countries to realize low-carbon and decarbonized societies. The secretary general also repeated requests that the webinar should continue to be held.
(7) ECCJ also intends to continue its participation in the webinar going forward while endeavoring to share information.

* AJEEP: ASEAN-JAPAN Energy Efficiency Partnership
Program for building EE&C capacity in the ASEAN region by dispatching experts and implementing training in Japan