India-Japan Energy Forum
Policy measure

In 2006, the Governments of India and Japan developed the India-Japan Energy Forum, which focuses on energy policy, energy conservation in industry and energy supply in the two countries. The forum is based on cooperation between the Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), India, and the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), Japan. (WRI, 2011) 

Implementation

According to WRI (2011), the Forum seeks “to develop cooperation between Japanese and Indian stakeholders by formally introducing and exchanging information on national energy policies and the status of energy-related industries in India and Japan”.

Challenges
No identified challenges.
Outcomes

Three Forums have convened to date. The first sessions were held in December 2006 and February 2008, and focused on issues related to the respective national policies on energy, energy conservation and climate change (TERI, 2010). Both Forums succeeded in strengthening the cooperative relations between Japan and India in the energy field.


The latest and third Forum was held in February 2010 with “the primary objective of the India-Japan Energy Forum is to set the wheel rolling for enhanced technological cooperation between the two countries. Speakers included policy makers, experts and industry leaders.


The target audience for the Forum included government agencies, technology/product suppliers and prospective users, experts, consultants and people from academic institutions.” (TERI, 2010).

References

WRI (World Resource Institute), 2011. India-Japan Energy Forum. http://projects.wri.org/sd-pams-database/india/india-japan-energy-forum.


TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute), 2010. 3rd India-Japan Energy Forum: Energy efficiency and Renewables - Opportunities for technology cooperation. Available at: www.teriin.org/index.php?option=com_events&task=details&sid=255.