Japan Climate Initiative

Joining the front line of the global push for decarbonization from Japan

Japan Climate Initiative

Companies, local governments, NGOs and other leaders worldwide have a vital role to play in delivering on the goals of the Paris Agreement by fostering climate action around the world.

Since the publication of the special report on Global Warming of 1.5 ° C by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), it has become a universal goal to realize a decarbonized society by 2050, and the roles that non-state actors such as companies and local governments play has become further important.

In July 2018, over 100 Japanese companies, local governments, research institutions and NGOs established the Japan Climate Initiative (JCI) and the members increased to more than 5 times as of today. JCI is a network committed to strengthening communication and exchange of strategies and solutions among all actors that are implementing climate actions in Japan.

We, the members of the Japan Climate Initiative, invite Japanese companies, municipalities, research institutions and civil society organizations that are making serious efforts towards the realization of a decarbonized society to participate in the initiative and help build a decarbonized Japanese society. As a partner coalition of the Alliances for Climate Action, JCI will collaborate with other domestic multi-stakeholder coalitions to accelerate the transition towards decarbonized and climate resilient societies around the world.

Contact:Japan Climate Initiative Secretariat

info@japanclimate.org

“Alliances for Climate Action” (ACAs) aims to build and strengthen domestic constituencies for climate action – companies, local and state governments, academic institutions, civil society organizations and others - committed to working with each other and with national governments to accelerate their nationally-determined processes of transformation towards low-carbon and climate-resilient societies. ACAs is being jointly advanced by seven international organizations - C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, CDP, Climate Action Network, Fundación AVINA, The Climate Group, the We Mean Business Coalition and WWF – together with leading partners at the national level.

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Declaration - Joining the front line of the global push for decarbonization from Japan

We, as non-state actors such as companies and local governments, pledge to stand at the forefront of global challenges in order to realize the decarbonized society envisioned by the Paris Agreement.

The Paris Agreement is an epoch-making international agreement which was the first to set the goal of net zero emission of greenhouse gases. Whether this goal will be achieved or not will affect the survival of human beings. At the same time, the transition to a decarbonized society agreed under the Paris Agreement will generate new opportunities for growth and development. Also, these efforts in support of decarbonization share the same aims as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations in 2015.

When the Kyoto Protocol, the first international agreement which committed to reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, was adopted, Japan was certainly at the forefront of global climate action. However, 20 years later, Japan’s current position is far from a leading one.

We believe that Japan can and should play a greater role in the world in realizing a decarbonized society primarily through promotion of energy efficiency and expansion of renewable energy. Also, we are firmly convinced that expanding and accelerating efforts toward a decarbonized society and setting an example for international society will bring significant benefits to Japan itself.

In order to realize the goal of the Paris Agreement, Japanese non-state actors are beginning to play active roles in pursing more ambitious goals than the official commitment of the Japanese government. More than 50 Japanese companies have already set or are committed to set the Science Based Targets (SBT). Also, Japanese companies are increasingly joining RE100. Many local governments have set renewable energy deployment targets far exceeding the national target, and some of them have declared their will to achieve zero emission.

As the Paris Agreement requires a progressive increase in reduction targets in response to the deepening crisis of climate change, Japan will also be required to strengthen its countermeasures. We will enhance our efforts to demonstrate global leadership in achieving the well-below-two-degree target through our own activities. We are sure that the actions of Japanese non-state actors will enhance Japan’s commitment to climate efforts in international society.

We will serve as a bridge between Japan and the world in the effort to overcome the crisis of climate change.

Member Organizations

Businesses

  • ABeam Consulting Ltd.
  • ADVANTEST CORPORATION
  • AEON CO., LTD.
  • afterFIT Co., Ltd.
  • Aica Kogyo Co., Ltd.
  • Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd.
  • aiwa syokuhinn kabusikigaisya
  • AIWAELECTRIC INDUSTRY .CO
  • Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
  • Alterna Co., Ltd
  • Amagiya Inc.
  • AMITA HOLDINGS CO.,LTD.
  • ANA HOLDINGS INC.
  • And Technologies Inc.
  • Anritsu Corporation
  • ARC&TEC Co., Ltd
  • Architects Regional Planners &Associates・Kyoto
  • ASAHI GROUP HOLDINGS, LTD
  • ASAHI INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
  • The Asahi Shimbun Company
  • ASIA ENERGY BANK Co., Ltd.
  • Asian Gateway Corporation
  • ASICS Corporation
  • ASKUL Corporation
  • ATGREEN Co., Ltd.
  • Azbil Corporation
  • BIOLOGIC PHILOSOPHY Co., Ltd.
  • bleu clair Co., Ltd.
  • Bloomberg L.P.
  • blue dot green Inc.
  • Bluefield Technologies, Inc.
  • Bridgestone Corporation
  • Brother Industries, Ltd.
  • BUNKA SHUTTER CO.,LTD.
  • Calbee, Inc.
  • CalNeCo, Inc.
  • Canadian Solar Japan K.K.
  • CANON INC.
  • CARBON FREE CONSULTING CORPORATION
  • CARBON FREE NETWORK Co. Ltd.
  • CARNORAMA INC.
  • CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
  • Challenergy Inc.
  • Change Agent Inc.
  • CHUGAI PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD.
  • Chugai Technos Corporation
  • Chuhgoku Wind-Power Co., Ltd.
  • Citizen Watch Co., Ltd.
  • Clean Energy lab GK
  • Crossfor Co., Ltd.
  • CUC Energy Co.
  • Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
  • Daifuku Co., Ltd.
  • DAIICHI SANKYO COMPANY, LIMITED
  • Daikin Industries, Ltd.
  • Daiseki Co., Ltd.
  • Daitec Co., Ltd.
  • Daito Trust Construction Co., Ltd.
  • Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd.
  • Dassault Systemes KK.
  • Decarbonization Support Co., Ltd.
  • Dentsu Inc.
  • DIGITAL GRID Corporation
  • DNV GL Business Assurance Japan
  • DSM Japan
  • E-Konzal Co., Ltd.
  • E-Square Inc.
  • e’s Inc.
  • Eco Style Co.,Ltd.
  • Eco Works Co., Ltd.
  • ECO-PLAN Co.,Ltd.
  • Ecoairsolution Co.Ltd
  • ecoist Inc.
  • Ecolinx
  • ECOPLAN CO.,LTD
  • EDGE INTERNATIONAL, INC.
  • Edisonpower
  • Ehime Juhan Co.,Ltd
  • Eisai Co., Ltd.
  • energy311
  • EnergyVision Inc.
  • Engagement First Inc.
  • Environmental Business Agency, Inc.
  • Equinor Japan G.K.
  • erex Co., Ltd.
  • ESPEC Corp.
  • ESSTELLUS Inc.
  • F&E Ashigarakintarou Energy Power
  • FamilyMart
  • Foster Electric Company, Limited
  • Four Twenty Seven
  • FP Corporation
  • FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation
  • Fujikura Ltd.
  • Fujisaki Electric Co., Ltd.
  • Fujitsu Limited
  • FUJITSU GENERAL LIMITED
  • Furukawa Co., Ltd.
  • FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO.、 LTD.
  • Future Environment Energy Plan Co., Ltd.
  • Green Earth Institute Co., Ltd.
  • Green prop Co., Ltd.
  • Greener Space Planning, LLC
  • GreenPowerCorporation
  • H.U. Group Holdings, Inc.
  • Hakuhodo Inc.
  • Hashimoto Sogyo Holdings Co., Ltd.
  • Hishinaka Industry Co., Ltd.
  • Hitachi, Ltd.
  • Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd
  • Hitachi Systems Power Services, Ltd.
  • Hitoshizuku Inc.
  • HOKUSHIN SHOKEN CO., LTD.
  • Hoshi Koukoku
  • i-Compology Corporation
  • IDEC CORPORATION
  • iGRID SOLUTIONS
  • iiie co., ltd.
  • IKEA Japan K.K
  • IKEUCHI ORGANIC Inc.
  • Imax
  • INSTITUTE FOR ENERGY APPLICATION TECHNOLOGIES,LTD.
  • IPCORELAB’s inc.
  • Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd.
  • Issei Co., Ltd.
  • ITO EN, LTD.
  • ITO SEIMITSU CO., LTD.
  • ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation
  • Itoki Corporation
  • J. FRONT RETAILING Co., Ltd.
  • JAG Energy Co., Ltd.
  • Japan Audit and Certification
  • Japan carbon management Co.
  • JAPAN CONVENTION SERVICES, INC.
  • Japan Renewable Energy Corporation
  • Japan Tobacco Inc.
  • Japan Waste Co., Ltd.
  • JENEX Co., LTD.
  • JUNSEI
  • Jutaku Setsubi Assist
  • JVCKENWOOD Corporation
  • Jyukankyo Research Institute Inc.
  • KAB Inc.
  • KAGOME CO.,LTD.
  • Kagoshima Broadcasting Corporation
  • Kajiwara Iron Works Co., Ltd.
  • Kanagote Farm
  • Kao Corporation
  • Kasetsukizai Co., Ltd.
  • Kato Sogyo
  • Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.
  • Kayama Kogyo Co.,Ltd
  • KIMURA SHOKUBUTSUEN CO., LTD.
  • Kirin Holdings Company, Limited
  • Kitakyushu Power Co.,Ltd
  • KOBAYASHI Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
  • Kokubunji Sangyo
  • Kokusai Kogyo Co., Ltd.
  • KOMEDA Holdings Co., Ltd.
  • KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
  • KOSÉ Corporation
  • KOZONO INDUSTRY Co., Ltd.
  • KUBOTA Corporation
  • Kumagai Gumi Co., Ltd.
  • KYOCERA Corporation
  • Kyohatsu Industry Co., Ltd.
  • KYOKUTO KAIHATSU KOGYO CO.,LTD.
  • Lendlease Japan Inc.
  • Leopalace21 Corporation
  • LIMONE LLC
  • Lion Corporation
  • LIXIL Group Corporation
  • Looop Inc
  • Machi Mirai Seisakusyo Co., Ltd.
  • MAEDA CORPORATION
  • MARUI GROUP CO., LTD.
  • matsushitadenken Inc.
  • Maxell Holdings,Ltd.
  • MC Planning, Inc.
  • Mdesigncrafts CO., LTD.
  • MEIDENSHA CORPORATION
  • Meiji Holdings Co., Ltd.
  • Mibugawa Power Company
  • Minna-Denryoku, Inc.
  • minnanomachidukuri co.ltd
  • MITSUBISHI ESTATE CO.,Ltd
  • Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc.
  • Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation
  • Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.
  • Miyagi hygienic environment public corporation Co.,Ltd.
  • Miyazaki Electric Power Company, Inc.
  • Mizuho Information & Research Institute, Inc.
  • MURATA MACHINERY, LTD.
  • Nabtesco Corporation
  • NAKASHIMA SHOKAI CO., LTD
  • Nankai Electric Railway Co.,Ltd
  • NEC Corporation
  • Neural Inc.
  • Next Energy & Resources Co., Ltd.
  • Nextshift Co., Ltd
  • NH Foods Ltd.
  • Nice Corporation
  • Nice Holdings, Inc.
  • NICHICON CORPORATION
  • Nifco.Inc
  • NIHON DENKI SERVICE, Inc.
  • Nihon Environment Energy System Co., Ltd.
  • NIHON HOUSE HOLDINGS CO.,LTD.
  • NIHON PLAST CO., LTD
  • Nikkei Panel System Company,Ltd.
  • Nikon Corporation
  • Nippo Business
  • NIPPON FLOUR MILLS Co., Ltd.
  • Nippon Gas
  • Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd.
  • Nippon Telenet
  • Nishimatsu Construction Co., Ltd.
  • Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
  • Nisshin Seifun Group Inc.
  • NISSIN SUGAR CO.,LTD.
  • noharakaden
  • Nomura Research Institute, Ltd.
  • NORD Institute for Society and Environment
  • NTT DATA Corporation
  • NTT DOCOMO, INC.
  • NTT FACILITIES, INC.
  • NYKLine
  • OBAYASHI CORPORATION
  • Obiken Kogyo
  • Office TMC
  • Ogawa Econos Inc.
  • Ohisama Energy Station Co., Ltd.
  • Ohkawa Printing Co., Ltd
  • oiden energy
  • Okaken-Home
  • OKAMURA CORPORATION
  • Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd.
  • OKYA Inc.
  • One Planet Cafe Ltd.
  • KK. Oomura Co.
  • Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd.
  • PACIFIC POWER CO., LTD.
  • Panasonic Corporation
  • Patagonia International Inc.
  • Picot Energy Inc
  • PLUS SOCIAL INVESTMENT Co., Ltd.
  • Primearth EV Energy Co., Ltd
  • PRIMESTAR Co., Ltd
  • Pripress Center Co., Ltd.
  • Progresstec co., ltd
  • Rakuten, Inc.
  • Refine Holdings Co., Ltd.
  • Refutures Inc.
  • Renewable Japan Co.,Ltd.
  • Rengo Co., Ltd.
  • renova
  • Response Ability, Inc.
  • REXEV
  • RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
  • RICOH LEASING COMPANY, LTD.
  • ROHM Co., Ltd.
  • S-Pool、Inc.
  • SAGAWA EXPRESS CO.,LTD.
  • SAKAE KOUKAN CO., LTD
  • salesforce.com Co.,Ltd.
  • Sankyo Tateyama, Inc.
  • Sanyo Syoji CO., LTD.
  • SAPPORO HOLDINGS LTD.
  • SARR LLC
  • K.K. Satisfactory
  • SB Energy Corp.
  • SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd.
  • SCSK Corporation
  • Seiko Epson Corporation
  • SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
  • Sekisui House, Ltd.
  • Sekisui Jushi Corporation
  • SERCO Corporation
  • Seven & i Holdings Co., Ltd.
  • Sewing Takeuchi co.,ltd.
  • SHIMADZU CORPORATION
  • SHINRYO CORPORATION
  • Shintoshin Agency Co., Ltd
  • SHIZEN ENERGY Inc.
  • Shizuoka Mirai Energy
  • Shonai Kankyo Energy
  • SHONAN POWER Co., Ltd.
  • SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation
  • Smart Energy Co.,Ltd.
  • SMART SOLAR CORPORATION
  • Smartpower Corporation.
  • Smile Awaji Co.,Ltd.
  • SoftBank Corp.
  • SoftBank Group Corp.
  • SOHGO SECURITY SERVISES CO., LTD.
  • Solar Frontier K.K.
  • SOLAR WORLD Co., Ltd.
  • Solarport.inc
  • Sony Corporation
  • Speedy, Inc.
  • Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
  • Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co., Ltd
  • Sumitomo Forestry Co., Ltd.
  • Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd.
  • SUN GEOGRAPHY TECHNICAL CO., LTD.
  • Sun Messe Co., Ltd.
  • Suneco Co.,Ltd.
  • SUNRISE Co., Ltd.
  • Suntory Beverage & Food Limited
  • Suntory Holdings Limited
  • SUSTENA
  • Suzuhiro Kamaboko Co., Ltd.
  • SUZUKI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
  • Suzuta Touge Nouen. Co., Ltd
  • SymEnergy Inc.
  • SystemSoft Corporation
  • T.K.J CO., LTD.
  • Taiyo Yushi Corp.
  • TAKARAZUKA SUMIRE ELECTRIC POWER
  • Takasago International Corporation
  • Takashimaya Co., Ltd.
  • TAKEEI CORPORATION
  • TAKENAKA CORPORATION
  • takeuchiteien
  • TBM Co., Ltd.
  • TECHNO ASSOCIE CO., LTD.
  • Teijin Ltd.
  • TERA Energy
  • Terumo Corporation
  • The Japan Times, Ltd.
  • TIS Inc.
  • TOCAD ENERGY CO.、 LTD.
  • TODA CORPORATION
  • TODA KOGYO CORP.
  • TOKYO STEEL MANUFACTURING CO.,LTD.
  • Tokyo Tatemono Co., Ltd.
  • Toshiba Corporation
  • Toyoko Kagaku Co., Ltd.
  • Trans Ocean Planning
  • TREE Inc.
  • TSUBAKIMOTO CHAIN CO.
  • TSUKAMOTO CORPORATION Co., Ltd.
  • UBnity Co.,Ltd.
  • Unicharm Corporation
  • Vane/loop.inc
  • Vena Energy
  • Virtual Harmony Co., Ltd.
  • Wa no energy
  • WasteBox Co., Ltd.
  • Watami Co., Ltd.
  • Watami Farm & Energy Co., Ltd.
  • WATERSTAND Co., Ltd.
  • WELLNEST HOME Inc.
  • West Holdings Corporation
  • Wind Power Sakata
  • WOOD FRIENDS CO., LTD
  • Woonerf Inc.
  • Xenesys Inc.
  • XSOL CO., LTD.
  • Yakult Honsha Co., Ltd.
  • YAMADA Construction Co., Ltd.
  • Yamato Jyuken, Inc.
  • Yamazakura Co., Ltd.
  • YAMAZEN CO., LTD.
  • YANMAR CO., LTD.
  • Yano Research Institute Ltd.
  • YATSUMOTO TSUSHO CO.,LTD
  • YKK AP Inc.
  • Yokohama kankyo Design co.,ltd.
  • yonekawa
  • YOROZU CORPORATION
  • yoshimura equipment industry
  • Yuza Wind Farm
  • Z Holdings Corporation
  • Zero Energy Company(ZEC),Inc.

Bank & Investors

  • AD Investment Management Co.,Ltd.
  • Advance Residence Investment Corporation
  • AMAGASAKI SHINKIN BANK
  • Amundi Japan Ltd.
  • The Banshu Shinkin Bank
  • BNP Paribas Securities (Japan) Limited
  • Citigroup Global Markets Japan Inc.
  • CSR Design Green Investment Advisory
  • Dai-ichi Life Holdings, Inc.
  • Detusche Scecurities Inc.
  • The Ehime Bank, Ltd.
  • Federated Hermes EOS
  • Fukoku Capital Management, Inc.
  • GI Capital Management Ltd.
  • GRID&FINANCE ADVISORS Inc.
  • HiJoJo Partners K.K.
  • Ichigo Asset Management, Ltd.
  • The Michinoku Bank., Ltd.
  • Mitsubishi Corp.- UBS Realty Inc.
  • Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc.
  • Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.
  • Mori Building Investment Management Co., Ltd.
  • MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings, Inc.
  • Nippon Life Insurance Company
  • Nissay Asset Management Corporation
  • Nomura Real Estate Asset Management Co., Ltd.
  • The Norinchukin Bank
  • Schroder Investment Management (Japan) Limited
  • Shinkin Central Bank
  • Sompo Asset Management Co.,Ltd.
  • Sompo Holdings, Inc.
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Asset Management
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings, Inc.
  • Swiss Re International SE Japan Branch
  • Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd Japan Branch
  • TAJIMA SHINKIN BANK
  • THE SHIGA BANK,LTD.

Cities

  • Hakone Town
  • Hamamatsu City
  • Kaga City
  • Kagoshima City
  • Kagoshima Prefecture
  • Kanagawa Prefectural Government
  • Kawasaki City
  • City of Kitakyushu
  • Kusatsu City
  • Kyoto City
  • Kyoto Prefecture
  • Matsuda Town
  • Matsuyama City
  • Mie Prefectural Government
  • Minato City
  • Nagano Prefecture
  • Odawara City
  • Oki town office
  • Omihachiman City
  • Osaka City
  • Otsu City
  • Sakai City
  • City of Sapporo
  • Setagaya City
  • Shiga Prefecture
  • Shimokawa Town
  • Suita City
  • Takamatsu City
  • Tokushima Prefecture
  • Tokyo Metropolitan Government
  • Toyonaka City
  • Yamanashi Prefecture
  • Yokohama City

Others

Business Organizations

  • Central Federation of Societies of Commerce and Industry
  • The Kawasaki Chamber Of Commerce and Industry
  • The Odawara Hakone Chamber of commerce and Industry

Consumer Organizations

  • Co-opdeli Consumers’ Co-operative Union
  • CONSUMERS CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY KAGOSHIMA
  • efuko-pu seikatukyoudoukumiai
  • Japanese Consumers’ Co-operative Union (JCCU)
  • Miyagi Consumer’s Co-operative Society
  • OSAKA IZUMI CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY
  • Palsystem Consumers’ Co-operative Union

University & Research Institutions

  • Agency for Health, Safety and Environment, Kyoto University
  • Chiba University of Commerce
  • Climate Change and Energy Transition, Institute for Future Initiatives, the University of Tokyo
  • Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
  • Renewable Energy Institute
  • Research Institute of Global 3E
  • Sacred Heart Institute for Sustainable Futures
  • SLSV CES INSTITUTE
  • Sophia University Institute for Studies of the Global Enviroment

Cultural Institution & Religious groups

  • Honmon Butsuryu Shu (HBS)
  • Kyoto HBS Museum
  • Shinshu Otani-ha
  • Soka Gakkai

NPO/NGOs and others

  • Act-Kawasaki
  • AKAGI MARITIME SOGO LAW OFFICE
  • The Association for Promotion of ZEH
  • Association to create a society with a consumer citizenship
  • Basyobunka Forum
  • BIO HOTELS JAPAN
  • Biomass Industry Society Network
  • CARBON OFFSET JAPAN
  • CDP Worldwide-Japan
  • Citizens for Renewable Energy Promotion
  • Citizens’ Alliance for Saving the Atmosphere and the Earth
  • City Watch Square
  • Climate Action Network Japan (CAN-Japan)
  • Climate Youth Japan
  • Collective Action Institute
  • Conservation International Japan
  • Earth Company
  • Earth Life Network
  • elsa
  • Association for Environment & Energy Enterprise
  • Ethical Association
  • Forever-Green
  • Future Earth (Global Hub – Japan)
  • General Incorporated Association ENV
  • Global Ocean reSource and Energy Association Institute (GOSEA)
  • Green Building Japan
  • Green Purchasing Network
  • Hokkaido Green Fund
  • Hokkaido Green Purchasing Network
  • Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies (ISEP)
  • Integrated Information Institute, Inc.
  • International Resources and Energies Student Association
  • Iwate Environment Partnership
  • Japan Association of Environment and Society for the 21st Century (JAES21)
  • Japan Automobile Recycling Promotion Center
  • JAPAN CLIMATE LEADERS’ PARTNERSHIP
  • Japan Community Power Association
  • Japan Environmental Management Association for Industry
  • Japan Federation of Bar Associations
  • Japan Meteorological and Environmental Organization
  • Japan Photovoltaic Energy Association (JPEA)
  • Japan PV Planner Association
  • Japan RPF Association
  • Japan Solvent Recycling Industry Association
  • Japan Weather Association
  • Kagoshima Kankyo Mirai Zaidan
  • kameplan architects
  • Kankyougijutukenkyuujo
  • Kiko Network
  • NPO kitakyu Environmental Cleanup Institute
  • Kochi Renewable Energy Association
  • KUMAO
  • Specific non-profit corporation Liko-net
  • More Trees
  • NPO naturalenergy chibanokai
  • Network of Business Leaders and Entrepreneuers for a Sustainable Business and Energy Future
  • NPOHOUJINMEBUKI
  • Nuclear Power and Renewable Energy
  • Oisoeneshift
  • NPO Okhotsk Renewable Energy Platform
  • Osaka Environmental Counselors Association, Nonprofit
  • OSAKA YMCA
  • Peace & Nature
  • Peace Boat
  • REEP Foundation
  • Regional Circular and Ecological Society Promotion Association
  • Renewable Energy Organization of Hokkaido
  • The Research Institute for Environmental Finance
  • Saitama Natural Energy Association
  • Sapporo Convention Network
  • Sera Creations
  • NPO Seven Generations
  • Shiga Green Activity Network
  • Solar Design Consortium
  • The Association of Speedy Land Trust
  • Sun-Based Economy Association
  • Sustainable Economy Association
  • Syonan Syoenetworking
  • Think the Earth
  • Tokushima Regional Energy General Incorporated Association
  • Ueda shimin enerugii
  • General Incorporated Association Urbanist
  • Utsukushima NPO Network (NPO)
  • WEATHER CASTER NETWORK
  • World Environment Improvement Organization
  • World Federalist Movement
  • WWF Japan
  • Yamagata Renewable Energy Network
  • Yamahana Law Office
  • Yokohamashi Chikyu Ondankataisaku Suishin Kyogikai
  • Youth For One Earth
  • Climate Resource Exchange

Secretariat organizations

  • CDP Worldwide-Japan
  • Renewable Energy Institute
  • WWF Japan

As of March 8, 2021, total: 561 organizations
Business:413 ( Bank, Investor: 38 ), City: 33, Others: 115 ( University, Research Institution: 9, Business Organization: 3, Consumer Organization: 7, Cultural Institution, Religious groups: 4, NPO/NGO etc: 92 )

FAQ

What is Japan Climate Initiative?
It is a network of various non-state actors such as companies, local governments, organizations and NGOs actively engaged in climate action. In the United States, companies, state and municipal governments and other organizations established a coalition called “We Are Still In.” Signatories are committed to support climate action to meet the Paris Agreement. Inspired by this domestic movement in the United States, efforts to establish domestic coalitions comprised of companies, local and subnational governments, academic institutions, civil society organizations and others in support of decisive implementation of the Paris Agreement are getting underway in other countries as well. Japan Climate Initiative will collaborate with these international movements.
Who can join the initiative?
Companies, financial institutions, local governments, research institutes, NGOs and other organizations which agree with the Founding Declaration can join the initiative. Both individual organizations and coalitions of organizations can join.
How is the initiative organized?
The steering committee (consisting of ICLEI Japan, Network of Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs for a Sustainable Business and Energy Future, CDP Worldwide-Japan, Renewable Energy Institute, WWF Japan, Japan Climate Leaders’ Partnership (Japan-CLP) and The Frontier Network), Secretariat (consisting of CDP Worldwide-Japan, Renewable Energy Institute and WWF Japan) and representative (selected by the steering committee) are in charge of management. Please download the outline for further details.
Download: Outline of Japan Climate Initiative (jci_outline_en.pdf)
What does it do?
JCI’s initial work plan is laid out in the launch press release. Please refer to the document below.
Download: Press Release (jci_pressrelease_en.pdf)
Is there a membership fee or any other requirements?
No membership fee is required but donations are always welcome. Financial resources for the operations will be secured by the secretariat for the time being. There are no specific requirements for member organizations, but they are expected to make active efforts on a voluntary basis.
How can we join the initiative?
Please fill out the application form available on the Japanese website and send it to the secretariat by e-mail. Currently only those organizations which have basis in Japan can join the initiative.
The secretariat’s e-mail address for application is office@japanclimate.org.

Partner organizations, Secretariat and a Leading advocate

 

Takejiro Sueyoshi

Special Advisor to United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative in the Asia Pacific region

Secretariat organizations

CDP Worldwide-Japan, WWF Japan, Renewable Energy Institute
CDP Japan WWF Japan Renewable Energy Institute

Partner organizations

Japan Climate Leaders’ Partnership (Japan-CLP), The Frontier Network (TFN), Network of Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs for a Sustainable Business and Energy Future, ICLEI Japan
  Japan Climate Leaders’ Partnership (Japan-CLP) The Frontier Network (TFN)
Network of Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs for a Sustainable Business and Energy Future ICLEI Japan