The Japan Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Industry Association

International Relations

July 2019 UNEP OEWG41 (in Bangkok, Thailand)

JRAIA‘s Side Event at OEWG41, 18:00-20:00 WEDNESDAY 3rd July, 2019

Japan’s F-gas policy and current status of measures to curb greenhouse gas emissions and to enhance energy efficiency products in RACHP sector


In this side event, latest development of Japan’s legislation and activities of MOE (Ministry of the Environment) and METI (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) was presented. Following MOE’s presentation, JRAIA (The Japan Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Industry Association) provided latest activities for transition to low-GWP refrigerants with energy saving products. In addition, NEDO (New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization) introduced current R&D projects for low-GWP refrigerants.

Presentation 1

Introduction of JRAIA

By Hideaki Kasahara, Senior Manager, International Affairs Department, JRAIA


Presentation 2

Fluorocarbons Management Policy

By Yasuhiro Baba, Director, Office of Fluorocarbons Control Policy, MOE


Presentation 3

Japan’s Policies of Fluorocarbons Management (refrigerant transition)

By Sho Nakamura, Deputy Director, Office of Fluorocarbons Control Policy, MOE
Hisako Mitani, Researcher, Fluoride Gases Management Office, METI


Presentation 4

Refrigerant conversion activities including energy efficiency in Japan

By Tetsuji Okada, President, JRAIA


Presentation 5

NEDO Projects related to Fluorocarbon Countermeasures

By Satoshi Fujigaki, Director General, Environment Department, NEDO