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Research Partnership for the Application of Low Carbon Technology for Sustainable Development
4 June 2010
On 17 May 2010, the Kansai Research Centre of the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES, Hironori Hamanaka, Chair, Board of Directors) officially launched an international joint research project with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and Kyoto University. This joint research aims to promote the application of Japanese low-carbon technologies in India.

The joint research will be implemented as a Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development (SATREPS) project, implemented through collaboration with Official Development Assistance (ODA) programme by the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

The joint research will involve government, research institutes and industrial sectors in both countries. It will cover a variety of aspects, including identification of promising low-carbon technologies, implementation of pilot projects to measure, monitor and demonstrate the effects of technology application, capacity building of technical experts and managers, and establishment of a cooperation framework between the public and the private sectors. The research will aim to develop an effective scheme for promoting the application of Japanese low-carbon technologies.

Below is an outline of the "Research Partnership for the Application of Low Carbon Technology for Sustainable Development" project.

1. Project outline
  (1) Project Title
"Research Partnership for the Application of Low Carbon Technology for Sustainable Development"
  (2) Period of Research 17 May 2010 to 31 March 2014
  (3) Research Institute Representatives
Japan:

Yutaka Suzuki (Director, IGES Kansai Research Centre)
Joint Researcher: Sawako Takeuchi (Visiting Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University)
India: Girish Sethi (Director, Industrial Energy Efficiency Division, The Energy and Resources Institute)
  (4) Summary of Research Activities
In order to develop concrete strategies to accelerate the application of Japanese low-carbon technology in India, the following research activities will take place.
  • Study and analyse barriers to the technology application and the promotion of low carbon technologies
  • Study and analyse technologies and relevant conditions of Japanese side
  • Study and analyse needs of the technologies and relevant conditions of Indian side
  • Select the appropriate technologies to be applied in India
  • Implement pilot projects, evaluate energy saved
  • Capacity building related to pilot projects

2. Past Events
    22 Apr. 2009 Adoption of research topic, followed by initiation of provisional research
8-18 Sep. 2009 Detailed Planning Study (Visits to India by JICA, JST and IGES)
17 Sep. 2009 Signing of Minutes of Meetings (MM) (Signed by Ministry of Environment and Forests of India (MOEF), TERI, JICA, and IGES)
12 Mar. 2010 Signing of Record of Discussions*1 (Signed by MOEF, TERI and JICA)
*1: Document regulating the framework for bilateral technological cooperation projects by using ODA
17 May 2010 Signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)*2, Official start of international joint research (Signed by TERI and IGES)
*2: A detailed agreements on the joint research

3. Others
  • In the autumn of 2010, an international symposium is planned to be held in Kobe, Japan, with researchers invited from India.

Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development
JICA's activities in India



Contact:
Mr. Tomohiro Shishime, Deputy Director-General
Mr. Yasuhiro Sakai, Director for General Affairs
IGES Kansai Research Centre
East Building 4th Floor,
Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution
1-5-2 WakinohamaKaigan-dori, Chuo-ku,
Kobe, Hyogo, 651-0073 Japan
TEL: +81-78-262-6634 FAX: +81-78-262-6635
Email: kansai@iges.or.jp

Ms. Kido, PR Officer
Email: iges@iges.or.jp
The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies(IGES)
2108-11 Kamiyamaguchi, Hayama, Kanagawa, 240-0115 Japan
Fax: +81-46-855-3709 URL: http://www.iges.or.jp/

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