Macquarie Group today announced it has joined the Japan Climate Leaders’ Partnership (JCLP) as a supporting member, furthering its contribution to climate mitigation and adaptation.
Japan Climate Leaders’ Partnership (JCLP) is a coalition of corporations whose aim is to create a sustainable net zero society. Its members (170 as of April 2021) share a common goal and proactively work with policy makers, industry peers and community groups. Since April 2017, JCLP has been The Climate Group’s regional delivery partner on RE100, EP100 and EV100 initiatives in Japan.
Macquarie is committed to driving forward the green energy transition globally, and supporting global initiatives including Climate Finance Leadership Initiative (CFLI), Global Commission on Adaptation (CGA), as well as RE100, a global corporate leadership initiative bringing together businesses committed to 100% renewable electricity and will source all of the energy supplying its premises and data centres from renewable sources by 2025.
As a world leader in green finance and infrastructure, Macquarie has invested or arranged over $A60 billion in renewables since 2010 and currently have an additional 50GW in development, construction or operations. In Japan, Macquarie is supporting the country’s ambitions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 26% by 2030 since 2013, through the development of 3.7 GW of offshore wind and approximately 270MW of solar projects.
“We are pleased to join the Japan Climate Leaders’ Partnership and continue to support the green energy transition in Japan. Drawing on our global experience and expertise, we are committed to advancing Japan’s decarbonisation and achieving its net zero target, as well as the development of the clean energy industry as a whole,” said Jun Ohashi, Managing Director of Macquarie’s Green Investment Group in Japan.