Nov 21, 2023

Sustainability / Press Release

Panasonic Holdings to Exhibit at COP28 Japan Pavilion

image: Panasonic GREEN IMPACT logo

Panasonic Holdings Corporation today announced that it will participate in the Japan Pavilion organized by Japan’s Ministry of the Environment (MOE) at the 28th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28)1, to be held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) from November 30 to December 12, 2023.

Panasonic GREEN IMPACT (PGI) is the Panasonic Group’s initiative for contributing to the reduction of CO2 emissions across its own value chain and society. Through PGI, the Group is working toward achieving the twin goals of realizing a “better life” and a “sustainable global environment.”

The Group’s “Independent Distributed Energy Solutions” exhibit at COP28 will focus on the technologies that make PGI possible: power generation solutions such as perovskite solar cells, green hydrogen generation, and pure hydrogen fuel cells and storage devices. Panasonic’s energy independent distributed solution uses energy management technology to integrate power generation devices and energy storage devices to achieve local production of CO2-free energy for local consumption. Furthermore, even in the event of natural disasters, which are expected to increase due to climate change, this solution is capable of supporting everyday activity by backing up and supplying electricity within the affected area.

Group CEO Yuki Kusumi and other executives will speak at seminars organized by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI). With the aim of realizing a decarbonized society, the Group will be participating in discussions on rules for the development and diffusion of Japanese technologies that can contribute to the mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide, and on the significance of avoided emissions and the need for international standardization.

By exhibiting its Energy Independent and Distributed Solutions and participating in seminars at COP28, the Group hopes to raise awareness among various stakeholders of its philosophy and initiatives while accelerating collective efforts to implement globally necessary environmental activities and contribute to the realization of a decarbonized society.

1 The Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is an international conference where leaders of international organizations, national governments, local governments, NGOs, and businesses gather to discuss international directions and rules for curbing global warming. Held since 1995, this year’s event will be the 28th. The Japan Pavilion at COP28, organized by the Ministry of the Environment, will be a venue for communicating and interacting with world leaders on Japan's advanced technologies, products, services, and efforts to mitigate climate change through exhibitions and side events.

COP28 Overview

Session: November 30-December 12, 2023
Host City: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
COP28 Japan Pavilion (MOE) website:

Seminar Schedule


Dec. 3 (Sun) 13:00-14:15




Appropriate evaluation of avoided emissions towards net zero society

Group Speaker

Hirotoshi Uehara
Executive Officer in charge of Quality & Environment and CS
Panasonic Operational Excellence Co., Ltd.


Dec. 5 (Tue) 10:30-11:45




Tech for Transition

Group Speaker

Yuki Kusumi
Representative Director, President & CEO, Group CEO
Panasonic Holdings Corporation

About Panasonic GREEN IMPACT

Panasonic GREEN IMPACT (PGI) is the Panasonic Group’s long-term environmental vision for realizing a better life and a more sustainable global environment. Under PGI, Panasonic Group is committed to achieving virtually net zero CO2 emissions from its own operations by 2030 and creating an impact of more than 300 million tons1 of CO2 emissions reduction—approximately 1 percent of total current global emissions of 33 billion tons2—by 2050.

1 300 million tons is based on 2020 emission factors

2 2019 Energy-derived CO2 emissions were 33.6 billion tons (Source: IEA)

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