We have expanded the list of climate policies we assess company engagement with to incorporate land-use related policy, referring to legislative or regulatory measures to enhance and protect ecosystems and land where carbon is being stored. Assessments under this category are currently underweighted in terms of their contribution to the overall company metrics. This weighting will be progressively increased over the next 6 months.
We adjusted the terminology used to describe the queries running down the left-hand side of our scoring matrix and added additional explanatory text to the info-boxes. This has no impact on the scores and methodology. It has been done following user feedback to improve clarity.
Climate Lobbying Overview: National Federation of Fisheries Co-operative Associations (Zengyoren) appears to have limited engagement with climate and energy policy in Japan.
Top-line Messaging on Climate Policy: Zengyoren lacks a dedicated, clearly identifiable disclosure of its climate-relevant policy positions and lobbying activities.
Engagement with Climate-Related Regulations: InfluenceMap has found no evidence on JRA’s positions towards, or engagement with, climate related regulations.
Positioning on Energy Transition: InfluenceMap has not found evidence on Zengyoren’s positions towards, or engagement with, the energy transition. Zengyoren have very limited engagement with the energy transition in Japan. In November 2020, Zengyoren submitted the position paper to the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan and demanded for permanent exemption from the diesel fuel tax, emphasizing that it is “an important issue, is a lifeline for fishermen”. This argument has been observed consistently from 2019 as well.