• The Japan Committee for IIASA (IIASA: International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis)
    International Workshop

    Toward an Integrated Approach to Co-benefits in Asia:Building Bridges and Making Connections

  • On 6 and 7 March 2013, around 45 researchers and policymakers from Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia and Europe participated in the third annual IGES-IIASA international workshop on "Toward an Integrated Approach to Co-benefits in Asia: Building Bridges and Making Connections" in Hayama, Japan.

    There is a growing awareness of an integrated approach to air pollution and climate change policy in Asia. Such an approach would focus on considering the varying impacts of different air pollutants across space and time.However, there is still considerable debate over how such an approach would be designed and implemented in the region. The purpose of this workshop was to begin to build bridges and make connections between researchers and policymakers to better define and operationalize an integrated approach in Asia.

    This workshop consisted of a series of panels that aimed to make these connections. After an opening session that highlighted what we had learned about co-benefits and where we needed to go, three panels followed on possible ways of linking science and policy on co-benefits. The workshop concluded with panel discussion involving the four chairs from the three sessions. That panel discussions aimed to synthesize the recommendations in the other sessions to better define an integrated approach to co-benefits in Asia.

  • Presentation Materials
  • Outcome of IIASA-S-7-3 collaboration
    - Dr. Hajime Akimoto, ACAP, Japan
    PDF (1.0MB)
    Introduction of IPCC WG1 AR5 and S-12 project
    - Dr. Toshihiko Takemura, Kyushu University, Japan
    PDF (1.6MB)
    Progress of S-7-2: Improvement of Emission Inventories and Development of Emission Scenarios for Air Pollutants in East Asia
    - Dr. Jun-ichi Kurokawa, ACAP, Japan
    PDF (4.1MB)
    Progress of S-7-1: Quantification of Ozone and Aerosol Pollution in East Asia and the Hemisphere Synthesizing Numerical Modeling and Observation
    - Dr. Tatsuya Nagashima, NIES, Japan
    PDF (3.4MB)
    Asia MERGE model
    - Prof. Jusen Asuka, Tohoku University, Japan
    Japanese strategy to promote co-benefits in Asia
    - Ms. Masako Ogawa, Ministry of the Environment, Japan
    PDF (428KB)
    Progress on ABC Asia and UNEP strategy
    - Mr. Iyngararasan Mylvakanam, UNEP ROAP
    PDF (709KB)
    CAA strategy
    - Ms. Maria Katherina Cortez Patdu, CAA
    PDF (718KB)
    European perspectives on Co-benefits and SLCPs
    - Dr. William Kevin Hicks, GAPF
    PDF (2.0MB)
    Progress in Asian Co-benefits Partnership (ACP)
    - Dr. Eric Zusman, ACP Secretariat/IGES, Japan
    PDF (3.7MB)
    China's co-benefits approach
    - Dr. Kebin He, Tsinghua Univeristy, China
    PDF (3.8MB)
    Indonesia's co-benefits approach
    - Ms. Noor Rachmaniah, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Indonesia
    PDF (5.9MB)
    Japanese proposal for better air quality in Asia, include ASPAC and Ad Hoc High-level Scientists Meeting on Air Pollution and Climate in Asia
    - Dr. Hajime Akimoto, ACAP, Japan
    PDF (99KB)
    Progress of GAINS application to China, Korea and other parts of Asia
    - Dr. Markus Amann / Dr. Zbigniew Klimont, IIASA
    PDF (1.7MB)
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