According to sources within the Japanese government, Tokyo is in the process of organizing a summit in December to discuss a framework for achieving zero carbon emissions, which will include Australia and Southeast Asian countries. The news was reported by Kyodo on Sunday.
According to Kyodo, leaders from Japan, Australia, and nine other countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will be meeting to discuss strategies for enhancing technical collaboration on hydrogen and other technologies, as well as supply chains for essential minerals, in order to reach carbon neutrality. The report states that their goal is to create a joint statement.
Last year, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida suggested the creation of the Asia Zero Emission Community (AZEC), which aims to spread the belief in promoting decarbonization among Asian countries and working together to accelerate the transition to cleaner energy sources.
Japan promised to provide financial and technological aid during the initial ministerial gathering in March, according to Reuters.