Japan Electrical Manufacturers' Association (JEMA)

InfluenceMap Score
E
Performance Band
33%
Organisation Score
Modifications to InfluenceMap Scoring
Sector:
Industrials
Head​quarters:
東京, 日本

Climate Lobbying Overview: The Japan Electrical Manufacturers' Association (JEMA) appears to be lobbying on several strands of climate change and energy policy.

Top-line Messaging on Climate Policy: In its 2020 Business Plan published on the website, JEMA appears to be partially consistent with IPCC need for drastic action, advocating for emission reduction through innovative technologies, products and services, as well as through creation of policies that lead to investment, and reduce emissions in the value chain. In the same document, JEMA appears to also support the Paris Agreement. In 2018 however, through its position statemen on the national energy strategy published on its website, JEMA suggested that 80% emission reduction by 2050 was "difficult to realize" thus should be considered "the vision to aim for" rather than a target. It also states that it would be more realistic to contribute to the reduction of CO2 emissions overseas without sticking to this 80% reduction only in Japan. In 2019, through its public comment on the long-term growth strategy under Paris agreement submitted to METI, JEMA appears to suggest emission reduction in developing countries can be achieved through the export of Japan’s high efficiency coal plants.

Engagement with Climate-Related Regulations: In 2020, in its Business Plan, JEMA appears to support energy-saving policies in each country, and energy-saving measurement proposed by Japan. In 2018 through its position statemen on the national energy strategy published on its website, JEMA seems to support energy efficiency standards, as well as ZEH and ZEB . On its position statement on regional electricity platform published in Oct 2020, JEMA has stated support for renewable energy legislation including the FIT scheme. In a public comment submitted to METI in 2020, JEMA also appears to support renewable energy legislation, as well as in a comment submitted to METI in Feb 2021 and March 2021. In 2018, JAMA seemed to emphasize the challenges of renewable energy in meeting the base load demand while suggesting nuclear energy should play a vital role in the energy mix, through its public comment on Energy mix, submitted to METI. In 2020, JEMA again supported nuclear energy in its 2020 Business Plan but with no clear position on the energy mix in general.

Positioning on Energy Transition: In 2019, JEMA appear to be advocating for a sustained role for coal in developing countries, suggesting export of Japan's high efficiency coal plants would be beneficial in reducing emission through its public comments on the Long-Term Growth Strategy Under Paris Agreement.

Industry Association Governance: JEMA appears to have disclosed its board and company memberships. JEMA has not described its position on climate change policies, with the dedicated webpage “under construction” at the point of accessing it in June 2021. It has disclosed some information including public comments including climate change positions and direct engagement on climate relevant policy issues.

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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 NS NS NS NS
Support of UN Climate Process
1 NS NS -1 NS NS NS
Transparency on Legislation
-1 NA NS NA NA NA NS
Carbon Tax
NS NS NS -2 NS NS NS
Emissions Trading
NS NS NS -2 NS NS NS
Energy and Resource Efficiency
1 NS NS NS NS NS NS
Renewable Energy
0 1 NS 1 NS NS NS
Energy Transition & Zero Carbon Technologies
-1 0 NS -1 NS NS NS
GHG Emission Regulation
NS NS NS -1 NS NS NS
Disclosure on Relationships
0 NA NS NA NA NA NS