FY2012 3rd IGES Global Environmental Seminar
Beyond global warming: World trends and Japan's policies on low-carbon societies
In response to the nuclear accident at Fukushima, it is time to re-consider Japan’s policy to combat global warming. Meanwhile, under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), discussions are on-going towards developing a framework for climate stabilisation in which all nations of the world should participate from 2020. Furthermore, each country is being engaged in greenhouse gas reduction policies respectively in a proactive manner. The International Research Network for Low Carbon Societies (LCS-RNet), begun by a Japanese initiative, has recently launched a special issue of the Climate Policy journal, which shows directions and ways forward on how to achieve a low-carbon society, and includes a comparison of low-carbon policies in each country. In this regard, the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), which serves as the Secretariat for LCS-RNet, will provide an opportunity to discuss Japan’s low-carbon, green growth policies with IGES affiliate members and others who are interested in these themes, based on the report in the Climate Policy journal.
Date & Time
18 February 2013, 13:30 - 18:00
Venue
Workpia Yokohama (24-1, Yamashita-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa)
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Organiser
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
Supporter
Kanagawa Prefectural Government
Languages
English and Japanese with simultaneous interpretation
Capacity
Approx. 200
Fee
Free
Registration
Registration has been closed.
 
Agenda
13:30-13:35 Opening remarks
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Prof. Hironori Hamanaka, Chair of the Board of Directors, IGES
13:35-14:15 Session 1-1
"Launching the Climate Policy Special Issue"
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Moderator:
Dr. Junichi Fujino, Senior Researcher, Center for Social and Environmental Systems Research, National Institute for Environmental Studies

Speakers:
"Low Carbon Drivers for a Sustainable World" - Introduction of the Climate Policy Special Issue Edited by LCS-RNet
Dr. Shuzo Nishioka, Director-General, International Research Network for Low Carbon Societies (LCS-RNet)
Low Carbon Societies - Their Global Visions, Efforts and Challenges
Dr. Mikiko Kainuma, Fellow, National Institute for Environmental Studies
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14:15 Break
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14:25-16:00 Session1-2
"Comparison of low-carbon policies in three countries: UK, Germany and Japan"
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Speakers:
UK
Mr.Richard Oppenheim, First Secretary, Head of Climate Change and Energy, British Embassy Tokyo
Germany
Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy / German Embassy in Tokyo
Japan
Dr. Shuzo Nishioka, Director-General, International Research Network for Low Carbon Societies (LCS-RNet)

Q and A, Discussions
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16:00 Break
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16:15-17:55 Session 2
"Ways Forward to Achieving Low-Carbon Societies in Japan"
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Moderator:
 Mr. Hirotaka Tachikawa, Secretary-General, IGES

Speakers:
Low-Carbon Scenarios in Japan (Long- and Mid-Term Scenarios, Presented to the Central Environmental Council)
Dr. Junichi Fujino, Senior Researcher, Center for Social and Environmental Systems Research, National Institute for Environmental Studies
Green Growth Policies towards Promoting Low-Carbon Development
Mr. Takejiro Sueyoshi, Special Advisor to the UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative
Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Actions by Promoting International Cooperation
Dr. Kentaro Tamura, Deputy Director, Climate Change Group, IGES

Q and A, Discussions
17:55-18:00 Closing remarks
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Contact:
Climate Change Group, IGES
cc-info@iges.or.jp
 

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