Japan Climate Initiative (JCI)

By Charlotte Owen-Burge | June 30, 2021

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 even more important.

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

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.

The latest list of JCI Race To Zero Circle signatories can be viewed in English and Japanese.