Central Japan Economic Federation

InfluenceMap Score
D
Performance Band
47%
Organisation Score
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Sector:
All Sectors
Head​quarters:
Tokyo, Japan
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Climate Lobbying Overview: Central Japan Economic Federation (CJEF) appears to have lobbied negatively on a number of climate related policies.

Top-line Messaging on Climate Policy: CJEF appear to communicate broad support for efforts towards increased GHG emissions reductions in line with national 2050 net-zero and NDC target, as stated in its policy proposal “Action 2025” published on its website in June 2021. However, their joint position statement on the energy mix, published in March 2021, is ambiguous on whether they support near term action to achieve these goals, emphasizing decarbonization pathways that rely heavily on breakthrough technology, especially for GHG-intense energy sources. In 2019, through its public comment submission to METI on the Long-term economic growth strategy under the Paris Agreement, CJEF advocated for emission reduction achieved in other countries through the use of Japanese emission reduction technology to be counted towards Japan's GHG reduction contribution. In 2017, through its position statement, CJEF appear to suggest that the national energy mix should not be determined based on the UN Climate treaty/Paris Agreement but be based on the S+3E principle.

Engagement with Climate-Related Regulations: Through a joint position statement on the energy mix published in March 2021, CJEF stated opposition for EU taxonomy to be implemented as investment standard criteria, stating it could weaken investment required for transition of certain sectors towards decarbonization, while also suggesting government regulation/requirement on company disclosure be weakened, emphasizeing voluntary input instead. In the same statement, CJEF also appears to oppose carbon tax, suggesting its effects on business competitiveness be considered carefully. They had also opposed carbon tax in 2019 through the public comment submitted on the Long-term growth strategy under the Paris Agreement, stating it will halt innovation and increase economic pressure for business. In the same position statement, CJEF appears to support energy efficiency standards including ZEB and ZEH. In its policy strategy on the energy mix published in 2021, CJEF appears to support government regulation only to offer support for decarbonization via tax break for companies.

Positioning on Energy Transition: In its position statement on the tax reform plan published in 202, CJEF appears to 771770 support tax incentive that promotes energy efficiency and further expansion/introduction of renewable energy. However in its joint position statement on the energy mix published in 2021, CJEF appears to oppose the levy on renewable energy power generation promotion. The statement also suggests support for mechanisms that will extend the role of high GHG energy sources including exporting high efficiency coal power technology to other Asian countries. Furthermore, it appears to state support for nuclear in the place of coal in the energy mix, and that phase out of inefficient coal is progressed voluntarily. It also suggests that if cost of renewables remain high, cheaper alternatives should be considered including coal and LNG. Statement on CJEF’s website published in 2021 suggests support for the maintenance of current energy mix to ensure energy security and cost efficiency, while stating high efficiency coal power is desirable. In 2019 through the public comment submitted on the Long-term growth strategy under the Paris Agreement, CJEF appears to state support for renewable energy with exceptions that supply/cost issues be resolved, and the discussion with the fisheries industry is taken into account on off-shore wind power implementation. In 2020, CJEF presented at METI’s Energy and global warming countermeasure meeting, supporting the continued use of ICE engines to mid-2030 and a residual role for coal in the energy mix based on the deployment of CCS.

Industry Association Governance: CJEF appears to have disclosed its board and key committees and working groups, although not the individual member companies. CJEF has a dedicated webpage regarding its climate change positions and direct engagement on climate relevant policy issues. It has disclosed some information regarding its climate change positions and direct engagement on climate relevant policy issues.

QUERIES
DATA SOURCES
Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures
Communication of Climate Science
NS NS NS NS NS NS NS
Alignment with IPCC on Climate Action
0 NS NA -1 NS NS NS
Supporting the Need for Regulations
0 NS NS -1 NS NS NS
Support of UN Climate Process
0 NS NS NS NS NS NS
Transparency on Legislation
1 NA NS NA NA NA NS
Carbon Tax
-1 NS NS NS NS NS NS
Emissions Trading
-1 NS NS NS NS NS NS
Energy and Resource Efficiency
1 NS NS 1 NS NS NS
Renewable Energy
1 NS NS 0 NS NS NS
Energy Transition & Zero Carbon Technologies
-1 NS NS -1 NS NS NS
GHG Emission Regulation
0 NS NS 0 NS NS NS
Disclosure on Relationships
0 NS NS NA NA NA NS