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.