Environment and Sustainable Development

The BRT's current Working Party 4 (WP4) addresses "Environment and Sustainable Development" issues and prepares recommendations to the Government of Japan and to the EU Authorities on these topics.

For information on the role and work of the BRT's 4 Working Parties, click here.

EU-leader WP4

Japan leader WP4

The BRT first addressed 'Sustainable Development' in a pilot way at its 2003 annual meeting. By the time of the 2004 meeting, a formal 'Sustainable Development' working party had been created. Over the years the exact title of the working parties have evolved to reflect their changing remit.

Since 2009, the BRT has released several sets of Recommendations in these areas:

YearTitle of relevant Working Party Recommendation document(s)
2020Environment and Sustainable Development
2019Environment and Sustainable Development
2018Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development
2017Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development
2016Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development
2015Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development
2014Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development
2013Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development
2012Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development
2011Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development
2010Innovation, Environment and Sustainable Development
2009Innovation, Environment and Sustainable Development