Analyses of Japanese Business & Environmental Policies - From Interviews to Top Securities Analysts - (Provisional Translation)

Policy Report
Analyses of Japanese Business & Environmental Policies - From Interviews to Top Securities Analysts -  (Provisional Translation)

This report summarizes the interviews conducted by the Ministry of the Environment, the National Institute for Environment Studies (NIES), and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) to obtain opinions and insights from twelve top-ranked or top-class analysts covering the following six-teen industrial sectors: steel and non-ferrous metals, energy, chemicals, automobiles, paper and pulp, glass, solar panels, semi-conductors, home electronics, AV equipment, real estate, construction, transportation, IT services and computer software. There were four main aspects covered by this series of
interviews: (1) current business situations and medium to long-term perspectives of the Japanese industries, (2) international competitiveness of Japanese companies, and the possibility of carbon leakage and cost-transfer, (3) a degree of penetration of
environmental management, corporate efforts to visualize reductions in CO2 emissions and to fight against global warming, as well as the reaction of investors to these corporate environmentally-friendly activities, and (4) Japan’s measures against global warming such as
environmental taxes, the emissions trading, the basic law for the prevention of global warming and the BOJ’s recent efforts to stimulate green growth.

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