Outline of the Event


November 06, 2022 – November 18, 2022

Red Sea Resort of Sharm El Sheikh, Sharm El Sheikh, Cairo, Egypt

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change


What is COP27?

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (the Convention or UNFCCC) is an international treaty which acknowledges the existence of anthropogenic climate change and provides the framework for climate change negotiations. The Convention was adopted in 1992 during the ‘Earth Summit’ in Rio de Janeiro, with the treaty entering into force in 1994 and 196 countries ratifying it. The Conference of the Parties (COP) is the supreme decision-making body of the UNFCCC and is made up of representatives from all parties.

The COP has met each year since 1995 to review the implementation of the Convention. Each COP elaborates and builds on the decisions and resolutions of previous COPs, with the Kyoto Protocol adopted at COP3 in 1997 being one of the better-known agreements. At COP21 the "Paris Agreement" was reached and has been widely proclaimed as a historic deal and one that will inevitably lead to decarbonisation. Following this plan, COP26 summit will bring together delegates from 195 countries together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement: first and foremost, to tackle climate change and contain the increase of the planet’s temperature below 1.5C.

COP27 reached a breakthrough agreement to provide "loss and damage" funding for vulnerable countries hit hard by climate disasters.

The agreements reached at the end of COP27 are not binding for the countries that take part in the conference, but based on them the official roadmap for sustainability action plans in each country will be drafted. This is why COP27 is regarded as the most important conference in the world in the fight against climate change.

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Hitachi Activities

Hitachi was a core contributor to the event through the following activities:

Hitachi exhibited in the Japan Pavilion. We showcased our approaches and solutions in a real exhibition through a hybrid diorama under the following theme — A Green and Well-being Society, our theme outline in the exhibition and our presentation plan in the Japan Pavilion was centric under the following:

- We realize a sustainable society through the DX cycle providing from consulting to construction, operation, and maintenance of systems. Four approaches are introduced.

  1. Mass introduction of non-fossil power through a resilient grid.

  2. Spread of carbon-free smart mobility.

  3. Stable supply of green energy by integrated power and hydrogen.

  4. Carbon circulation where CO2 is collected and utilized.

The main representative from Hitachi Group Companies was Hitachi Energy which showed videos and slides related to various services and products of Hitachi Energy for sustainability, utility, transportation, datacentre and industrial.

Ms. Megumu Tsuda, Corporate Officer, General Manager, Sustainability Promotion Division, Hitachi, Ltd., led a panel discussion under the following topic: "Showcasing business ambition, action and accountability for enhanced policy making" hosted in Business Pavilion [Blue Zone].

Ms. Tsuda also participated in a panel discussion highlighted following topic:
"Achieving global GX: Towards a net-zero society through appropriate evaluation of [Mitigation Contribution]" hosted by METI (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) in Japan Pavilion. In this panel, Ms. Tsuda shared the importance of avoiding emissions and what are the challenges including the necessity of global standards etc.

Ms. Tomoko Suzuki, Corporate Officer/Corporate Chief Researcher, Research & Development Group, Hitachi, Ltd., gave a speech in Japan Pavilion under following topic: "Innovative technologies of Japanese companies that can contribute to mitigation and adaptation" hosted by METI and NEDO (New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization). In this event, Ms. Suzuki shared advanced solutions in wide-ranging areas of climate mitigation and adaptation, enabling clean energy and green mobility in cities, protecting ecosystem resilience in the natural environment.

Mr. Michihiro Kishimoto, Environment Strategy Director, Environment Strategy Business Division, Hitachi, Ltd., participated in panel discussion in Japan Pavilion under the following topic: "Now is the time to accelerate action: Japanese non-state actors’ path to net-zero" hosted by JCI (Japan Climate Initiative). In this event, Kishimoto shared Hitachi’s activities including Omika Green Network.

Mr. Claudio Facchin, Senior Vice President and Executive Officer, CEO of Power Grids Business Unit/CEO of Hitachi Energy Ltd., participated in a panel discussion in Swedish Pavilion [Innovation Zone] where Mr. Claudion discussed "Ensuring a just energy transition" in conversation with SSE and the national grid.

Hitachi Products & Solutions:

Hitachi was a core contributor to the event through the following products and solutions:

HVDC (High-Voltage Direct Current)

  • HVDC is highly efficient for transmitting large amounts of electricity over long distances, integration of renewables and interconnecting grids, opening up for new sustainable transmission solutions.
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EconiQTM: Eco-efficient Portfolio

  • EconiQ is Hitachi Energy’s eco-efficient portfolio for sustainability where products, services and solutions are proven to deliver exceptional environmental performance.
  • The EconiQ portfolio is sustainability-oriented in design to deliver a superior environmental performance compared to conventional solutions.
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  • Nuclear power is expected as alternative for fossil power in decarbonization.
  • Next-generation small modular reactor realizes simplification of plant systems which improves reliability by minimizing the equipment count while also reducing the amount of material to be dealt with in decommissioning.
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e-mesh PowerStoreTM

  • (Enabling resilient and cost-effective access to power)
  • e-mesh PowerStore is available in different sizes and configurations and as integrated and modular versions. The e-mesh PowerStore enables seamless renewable integration and grid stability while reducing operating costs and complying with grid codes and standards.
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Energy Portfolio Management (EPM)

  • Supporting your critical energy investment decisions and efficient energy operations across planning, forecasting, trading, portfolio optimization and market operations for over 40 years.
  • Solutions for utilities, developers, transmission planners, market operators, traders, private enterprises and regulatory agencies.
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Lumada Inspection Insights

  • Lumada inspection insights is a new frontier for asset-intensive industries.
  • AI-based digital solutions that automate inspection processes by analyzing all visual inspection data to empower utilities with insights that reduce power outages, improve worker safety, and extend asset lifecycles.
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Grid-eMotion® Fleet

  • Grid-eMotion® Fleet — if you aim to electrify a large fleet and need a reliable, grid-code compliant and space-saving solution that can be installed in your existing depots and scaled flexibly as your fleets get greener.
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Grid-eMotion® Flash

  • Grid-eMotion® Flash is an ultra-fast charging for urban mass transit.
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Charging Infrastructure (Multiport Charging)

  • Hitachi develops the most compact, lightweight EV charging technology in the industry with fast charging and multi-vehicle charging capabilities.
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Battery Diagnosis

  • Effective use of battery is the key to contribute both of decarbonization in logistics field and circular economy of battery. Battery diagnosis is the basis to realize them.
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Intelligent Mobility Management

  • Hitachi’s new suite of smart mobility solutions for cities, transport operators and passengers.
  • Enable more seamless, sustainable journeys for passengers by creating a digital twin of entire transportation networks.
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Battery Trains

  • Our products can help deliver a seamless, sustainable transport network.
  • The green technology cuts emissions and fuel consumptions by 50% compared to traditional diesel trains.
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EV (In Wheel Motor)

  • An in-wheel motor is an electric motor that can be installed inside the wheels of a vehicle.
  • Implementing direct-drive technology has made it possible to create a smaller and lighter high-efficiency in-wheel motor.
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Hydrogen Production System

  • Hitachi pursues research and development for a large-scale, low-cost hydrogen production system, combining high-voltage power system with water electrolysis control (Hitachi Energy). Through a low-cost hydrogen production and the secure grid operation, Hitachi will support the reliable supply of hydrogen energy.
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Multi-Grid Management

  • Hitachi develops a multi-energy grid system to simultaneously control the circulation of renewably-sourced electricity, hydrogen and carbon dioxide, which would accelerate Japan’s effort to achieve a carbon neutrality by 2050. Reliably connecting the hydrogen production system to the power and hydrogen grids, it will enable customer transitions to hydrogen.
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Solar Chemical Synthesis System

  • Solar chemical synthesis systems directly reduce the diluted CO2 in the air through an artificial photosynthesis, with a rate comparable to that of trees. The captured CO2 is converted into valuable basic chemicals.
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Synthetic Biotechnology System QR Code

  • Synthetic biotechnology systems capture CO2 from large-scale emissions sources and produce basic chemicals for various products such as food, fibers and building material, reducing CO2 emissions and demand for deforestation.
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About 47,000 participants from about 200 countries attended COP27. The "Sharm El Sheikh Implementation Plan" was achieved, calling for the strengthening of efforts in all climate change actions. As following:

- Decided to establish a Loss and Damage Fund to assist with disaster loss and damage associated with the adverse impacts of climate change on vulnerable countries.

- In addition to coal, there is increasing criticism of power derived from fossil fuels. At the venue, there was strong criticism of financial institutions that finance gas-fired power generation.

- Nuclear power is being reviewed in the context of energy security and climate change actions. For the first time, the IAEA and other nuclear-related organizations jointly had a pavilion.

- Although many government officials, participants from the private sector have increased relatively. It becomes a valuable place for information release (Rule/Marketing) for private sector.

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