Dear Sir or Madam,
the Japanese-German Center Berlin (JDZB) and the Mercator Institute for China Studies
(MERICS) are delighted to invite you to the joint conference on June 9, 2015:

“Energy Systems in Transition: China – Germany – Japan”.

China, Germany and Japan are in the process of fundamentally transforming their energy
systems. Based on their own characteristics and experiences, the countries choose their
specific paths of energy system transition: They expand clean energy capacities, build up
national or regional grids and adopt extensive energy efficiency measures.
Energy transition does not stop at national borders, but is a global challenge. There is a need
to learn from each other and to work together in order to effectively tackle the tremendous
tasks of energy transition. Answering to this need, the conference brings together leading
experts and policy decision-makers from the three countries to exchange views, discuss
common challenges, and explore solutions regarding the transition of energy systems.

Time: Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 9 am to 5:30 pm
Venue: Japanese-German Center Berlin, Saargemünder Str. 2,
14195 Berlin

Agenda :
09:00 – 9:30 Opening and Introduction
09:30 – 12:15 Energy Systems in China, Japan and Germany – Outside Perceptions,
Key Characteristics, Main Dynamics
12:15 – 13:15 Lunch
13:15 – 16:00 Best Practice and Challenges in China, Germany, and Japan
16:00 – 17:00 Discussion: Learning from Each Other and Potentials for Cooperation
17:00 – 17:30 Conclusions
17:30 Buffet Reception
Please fill out the enclosed registration form and send it to Ms. Amanda Schütze,
We are looking forward to meeting you in Berlin.