Areas of cooperation:

  • Offshore wind
  • Integration of renewable energy

Japan’s green energy transition 

Japan is the third largest economy in the world and the country aims at reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 46 percent by 2030 compared to 2013-levels and achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. As part of Japan’s efforts to achieve its climate goals, the Japanese government has set targets of 10 gigawatt offshore wind capacity in 2030 and 30-45 gigawatt in 2040.

Cooperation between Danish and Japanese authorities

Japanese and Danish authorities cooperate on the deployment of offshore wind energy regulation through exchange of experience and knowledge sharing. Denmark contributes with expertise on framework conditions and regulatory practices that support cost reductions for society through competition among developers and limiting risks for investors.

Integration of renewable energy is a topic, which is also covered in the Japanese-Danish government-to-government dialogue. In this way, the collaboration also touches upon broader energy transition topics like hydrogen infrastructure, where Japan is a global leader. Ensuring that the electrical grid can handle fluctuating demand and supply through market measures is key to expansion of offshore wind energy production. Furthermore, it will enhance the transmission grid linking the windy regions with the consumption centres. 


Katrine Maria Lumbye
Team Leader (+45) 3395 5119