The Japan Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Industry Association

International Relations

November 2022 UNEP MOP34 (in Montreal, Canada)

JRAIA's Side Event at MOP34, 13:00-15:00 TUESDAY 1st November, 2022

Challenges toward Carbon Neutrality by 2050: Japan’s Fluorocarbons Policy and Actions from Industry and Academia


In this side event, METI (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) and MOEJ (Ministry of Environment) introduced Japan's Fluorocarbons Policy, followed by JRAIA (The Japan Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Industry Association) to provide latest efforts and challenges industry face to achieve Japan’s target for Carbon Neutrality 2050. In addition, JSRAE (Japan Society of Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers) explained the current status of efforts and recommendations in Japan.

Presentation 1

Introduction of JRAIA

by Hideaki Kasahara, General Manager, International Affairs Department, JRAIA


Presentation 2

HFCs Emissions Reduction Effort towards 2050 Carbon Neutrality Goal

by Asako TOYOZUMI, Director, Office of Fluorocarbons Control Policy and Low Carbon Logistics Promotion Policy, Global Environment Bureau, Ministry of the Environment (MOEJ)
by Shuji TAMURA, Director, Fluoride Gases Management Office, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)


Presentation 3

Efforts toward 2050 carbon neutrality in Japanese industry

by Tetsuji OKADA, President, JRAIA


Presentation 4

JSRAE’s efforts to carbon neutrality in Japan

by Akio MIYARA, Vice President, Japan Society of Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (JSRAE)
Professor of Department of Mechanical Engineering, Saga University