The Sixth International Forum for
Sustainable Asia and the Pacific

Programme Details

∗∗ Programme Details ∗∗ ∗∗∗ Three themes ∗∗∗
» Day 2: 24 July(Thu)

OP, P-1, L-1, P-2, L-2, CL
theme4 Low Carbon
PL-1, PL-3, PL-5,
PL-8
, L-2, PL-11
theme4 Resilience
PL-2, PL-4, PL-6, Roundtable
theme4 Inclusiveness
PL-7, PL-9, PL-10,
PL-12, PL-13
[ Day 1] 23 July (Wednesday)
  • 9:30-9:50

    Room 503 / OP
    Opening Session

         
    • [Welcome Remarks]
    • Hironori Hamanaka, Chair of the Board of Directors, IGES
    • Kazuhiko Takeuchi, Senior Vice-Rector, United Nations University (UNU) / Director and Professor, Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S) The University of Tokyo
    • [Guest Remarks]
    • Soichiro Seki, Vice Minister for Global Environment, Ministry of the Environment, Japan
    • Yuji Kuroiwa, Governor, Kanagawa Prefectural Government

  • 9:50-10:00

    Room 503
    Special Message from Jeffrey D. Sachs
      
    • [Speaker via Live Video Link]
    • Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director, Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Director, The Earth Institute, Columbia University

  • 10:00-12:20

    全体会合
    Room 503 / P-1
    Accelerating Low Carbon, Resilient and Inclusive Development in the Region: Implications of the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report for Asia

    Climate change is posing substantial threats to both present and future generations, and action must be taken not only to mitigate but also to adapt to its impacts. With its significant economic expansion and huge population, Asia has seen an increase in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. If carbon intensive development pattern continues, Asia will account for about 50% of global GHG emissions by 2050. In that sense, there has been growing importance in low-carbon development in Asia. Leading experts on climate change and sustainable development have been invited to this session to discuss how Asia can lead the world into a sustainable future, fully taking into consideration of implications of the Fifth Assessment Report of IPCC.

         
         
    1. Summary(82KB)
    • [Moderator]
     
    • Hironori Hamanaka, Chair of the Board of Directors, IGES
    • [Keynote Speaker & Discussant]
     
    • Rajendra K. Pachauri, Director-General, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) / Chair, The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
    PDF(1.1MB)
    • [Speaker]
     
    • Shuzo Nishioka, Secretary General, International Research Network for Low Carbon Societies (LCS-RNet) and Low Carbon Asia Research Network (LoCARNet) / Senior Research Advisor, IGES
    PDF(1.0MB)
    • [Speakers & Discussants]
     
    • Rintaro Tamaki, Deputy Secretary-General and Acting Chief Economist, The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
    PDF(649KB)
    • Emil Salim, Chairman / Council’s Member on Economics and Environmental Affairs at the Advisory Council to The President, The Republic of Indonesia
    PDF(156KB)
    • Abdul Hamid Zakri, Science Adviser to the Prime Minister of Malaysia / Chair, Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)
    • Akimasa Sumi, President, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)
    PDF(1.3MB)
    • Ligia Noronha, Director, United Nations Environment Programme’s Division of Technology, Industry and Economics (UNEP-DTIE)


  • 12:35-13:45

    全体会合
    Room 502 / L-1
    Key Messages from IGES White Paper V:
    How Regional Integration in Asia Can Benefit People and the Environment

    The Fifth IGES White Paper (WP V), entitled "Greening Integration in Asia: How Regional Integration Can Benefit People and the Environment", discusses how regional integration efforts in Asia and the Pacific could be a driver for green economy and sustainable development. The current regional integration processes in the region are focusing on economic integration through trade and investment liberalisation. WP V tries to invite an active discussion on what kind of regional integration amongst Asian nations would be beneficial, not only in the short term and from the narrow viewpoint of national interests, but from a wider sustainability perspective. The publication is based on the results of a number of IGES studies related with regional cooperation and integration in Asia and the Pacific. In this session selected chapter authors will share their key messages and discuss with the audience how greening integration in Asia can be realised.

         
    1. Summary(72KB)
    2. Full report (214KB)
    3. IGES White Paper V Flyer(224KB)
    • [Moderator]
     
    • Magnus Bengtsson, Principal Policy Researcher, Programme Management Office, IGES
    • [Speakers]
     
    • Satoshi Kojima, Principal Policy Researcher, Programme Management Office, IGES
    PDF(210KB)
    • Henry Scheyvens, Leader / Principal Policy Researcher, Natural Resources and Ecosystem Services Area, IGES
    PDF(280KB)
    • Abdessalem Rabhi, Task Manager / Senior Policy Researcher, Business and the Environment Area, Kansai Research Centre, IGES
    PDF(290KB)
    • Simon Olsen, Task Manager / Senior Policy Researcher, Regional Centre, IGES
    PDF(384KB)
    • [Discussant]
     
    • Ella Antonio, Earth Council Asia-Pacific, INC.

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  • 14:00-15:30

    全体会合
    Room 503 / PL-1
    Launch of the Japan 2050 Low Carbon Navigator:
    Navigating toward Low Carbon Societies

    This is the launch session of the Japan 2050 Low Carbon Navigator (a Japanese version of the UK 2050 Pathways Calculator), jointly developed by IGES and the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES). The session will not only introduce the Japan 2050 Low Carbon Navigator, but will also share lessons learnt from the UK 2050 Pathways Calculator. In the panel discussion, speakers from different areas such as education, NGOs, mass media and local government will discuss ways in which the 2050 Low Carbon Navigator can be used and convey their expectations for this tool.
    See more on the web-site of 2050 Low Carbon Navigator (http://www.2050-low-carbon-navi.jp/web/en/).

         
        
    1. Summary(65KB)
    2. Full report (161KB)
    • [Opening Remarks]
     
    • Nobuhiro Kino, Director, Office of International Cooperation, Global Environment Bureau, Ministry of the Environment, Japan
    • Richard Oppenheim, First Secretary / Head of Climate Change and Energy Section, British Embassy Tokyo
    • [Moderator]
     
    • Hironori Hamanaka, Chair of the Board of Directors, IGES
    • [Speakers]
     
    • Shuzo Nishioka, Secretary General, International Research Network for Low Carbon Societies (LCS-RNet) and Low Carbon Asia Research Network (LoCARNet) / Senior Research Advisor, IGES
    PDF(1.1MB)
    • Xin Zhou, Leader / Principal Policy Researcher, Green Economy Area, IGES
    PDF(2.9MB)
    • Jan Ole Kiso, Senior Policy Advisor, 2050 Team, UK Department of Energy and Climate Change
    PDF(957KB)
    • [Discussants]
     
    • Kazuo Matsushita, Senior Fellow, IGES / Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University
    • Naoyuki Yamagishi, Leader, Climate and Energy Group, Conservation Division, WWF Japan
    • Miho Nakajima, Assistant Manager, Urban Environment Section, Kawasaki Environment Research Institute
    • Masaharu Yagishita, Visiting Professor, Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Sophia University
    • Shuichi Ashina, Senior Researcher, Center for Social and Environmental Systems Research, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)
    • [Closing Remarks]
     
    • Tsuyoshi Fujita, Director, Center for Social and Environmental Systems Research, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)

  • 14:00-15:30

    パラレル
    Room 502 / PL-2
    Building Resilient Cities in Asia: From Theory to Practice

    In response to the recent increase in wind and flood damages caused by climate change and large-scale natural disasters like the Great East Japan Earthquake, cities are aiming to develop resilience to cope with such external risks. Furthermore, to maintain city functions supporting social and economic systems even during a disaster, cities have started focusing not only on disaster risk reduction and mitigation, but also on measures to maintain an energy supply and ways to transition urban structure. IGES is carrying out joint research on these new subjects with the Universities of Nagoya, Hosei and Osaka, and this session introduces the activities and plans of selected cities in Japan and overseas. It will feature discussions on how efforts could be evaluated, promoted and mainstreamed into city development plans.

         
    1. Summary(62KB)
    2. Full report (179KB)
    • [Moderators]
     
    • Mitsuru Tanaka, Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, Hosei University
    • Toshizo Maeda, Leader / Principal Policy Researcher, Sustainable Cities Area, Kitakyushu Urban Centre, IGES
    PDF(560KB)
    • [Keynote Spearker]
     
    • Ryutaro Yatsu, Senior Adviser, Ministry of the Environment, Japan
    PDF(968KB)
    • [Speakers]
     
    • Kenshi Baba, Professor, Center for Regional Research, Hosei University
    PDF(356KB)
    • Noriko Sugiyama, Designated Associate Professor, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University
    PDF(324KB)
    • Akihiro Tokai, Professor, Division of Sustainable Energy and Environmental Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University / Director, On-site Research Center for Sustainability Design, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University
    PDF(1.0MB)
    • Dickella Gamaralalage Jagath Premakumara, Task Manager / Senior Policy Researcher, Sustainable Cities Area, Kitakyushu Urban Centre, IGES
    PDF(286KB)
    • [Discussants]
     
    • Ana Cristina Angulo-Thorlund, Knowledge Management Officer, International Recovery Platform, United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)
    • Michie Kishigami, Director, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability Japan Office
    PDF(557KB)
    • Puja Sawhney, Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN) Coordinator, Regional Centre, IGES
    PDF(1.3MB)

  • 14:00-15:30

    Room 511+512 / PL-3
    Bringing SLCPs and PM2.5 into Integrated Air Pollution and Climate Change Strategies in Asia: Linking Science, Models, and Action

    The formation of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) has focused growing attention on mitigating species of air pollutants that contribute to climate change known as short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs). This session addresses three questions: what is the relationship between SLCPs and other atmospheric pollutants such as PM2.5; what are the benefits and costs of key SLCPs control options; and what policy frameworks and institutional arrangements are needed to promote SLCPs control options. Addressing these questions will have important implications for national and subnational policies in Asia, as well as other international and regional policymaking processes. With a view to generating value added inputs into these processes, this session has three objectives: to familiarise the audience with the varying impacts of atmospheric pollutants; to demonstrate the costs and benefits of key SLCPs control technologies; and to provide an overview of how policy-making processes are aiming to promote those technologies.

        
    1. Summary(88KB)
    2. Full report (151KB)
    • [Moderator & Speaker]
     
    • Eric Zusman, Leader / Principal Policy Researcher, Integrated Policies for Sustainable Societies Area, IGES
    PDF(502KB)
    • [Speakers]
     
    • Hajime Akimoto, Director General, Asia Center for Air Pollution Research (ACAP)
    PDF(471KB)
    • Toshihiko Masui, Head, Center for Social and Environmental Systems Research (Integrated Assessment Modeling Section), National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)
    PDF(334KB)
    • Hiroshi Fujita, Deputy Director, Air Environment Division, Ministry of the Environment, Japan
    PDF(913KB)
    • [Discussants]
     
    • Katsunori Suzuki, Director / Professor, Environment Preservation Center, Kanazawa University
    PDF(261KB)
    • Iyngararasan Mylvakanam, Regional Coordinator, United Nations Environment Programme Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (UNEP-ROAP)
    • Kevin Hicks, Senior Research Associate, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) / Environment Department, University of York
    PDF(177KB)

  • 14:00-16:00

    全体会合  IGES/UNU-IAS Collaborative Session
    Room 413 / PL-4
    Stakeholder Communication for Informed Decisions:
    Lessons from and for the Displaced Communities of Fukushima

    Three years on from the Great East Japan Earthquake, the recovery for the communities displaced by the nuclear accident at Fukushima Daiichi NPP still represents a daunting process. Many of the policies addressing recovery of these communities have been based on the assumption that evacuees will return once decontamination operations have decreased the radiation levels. In practice, the intentions to return are fading out as the evacuation gets protracted. This situation calls for stakeholder communication between policy-makers, experts and the affected communities enabling informed decisions regarding return or relocation and supporting informed policies that respects people’s choices. This session will focus on the issue of stakeholder communication to facilitate informed decision-making and informed policy-making in the process of recovery from complex disasters, to bring forward lessons from Fukushima and international experience relevant for its recovery.

        
    1. Summary(57KB)
    2. Full report (157KB)
    • [Moderator]
     
    • Kazuhiko Takemoto, Director, United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS)
    • [Opening Remarks]
     
    • Kazuhiko Takeuchi, Senior Vice-Rector, United Nations University (UNU) / Director and Professor, Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S) The University of Tokyo
    • [Keynote Spearker]
     
    • Rethy Chhem, Director, Division of Human Health, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Absent due to avoidable circumstances
    • [Discussants]
     
    • Norio Kanno, Mayor, Iitate Village, Fukushima Prefecture
    • Naoya Sekiya, Project Associate Professor, Center for Integrated Disaster Information Research, Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies, the University of Tokyo
    • Hiroshi Suzuki, Professor Emeritus, Fukushima University / Chair, Fukushima Prefecture Reconstruction Committee
    PDF(532KB)
    • Atsuro Tsutsumi, Research Fellow, United Nations University International Institute for Global Health

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  • 15:45-17:15

    全体会合  IGES/NIES Collaborative Session
    Room 503 / PL-5
    International Climate Regime in 2020 and Initiatives in Asia:
    Mitigation Actions and a Measuring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) System

    This session starts with a framing presentation on the current status of international climate change negotiations and a discussion on mitigation actions in developing countries. Following this, there will be a presentation to introduce Indonesia’s mitigation actions at the national and sub-national levels, as well as a presentation on a new research initiative on MRV in Indonesia. After these presentations, a panel discussion will be held to discuss: 1) What the impacts are of the evolving international climate regime on developing countries’ mitigation actions at the national and the sub-national level; 2) How national and local mitigation initiatives can be enhanced through international climate regime; and, 3) What the challenges and the way forward are for developing countries to enhance their mitigation action in a measurable, reportable and verifiable manner.

         
    1. Summary(78KB)
    2. Full report (155KB)
    • [Moderator]
     
    • Naoya Tsukamoto, Principal Researcher/Secretary General, IGES
    • [Keynote Speakers & Discussants]
     
    • Vinda Damayanti Ansjar, Head Division of Environmental Sound Technology, Standardization and Technology, Ministry of Environment Indonesia
    PDF(255KB)
    • Rizaldi Boer, Executive Director, Centre for Climate Risk and Opportunity Management in Southeast Asia and Pacific, Bogor Agriculture University
    PDF(789KB)
    • Tsuyoshi Fujita, Director, Center for Social and Environmental Systems Research, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)
    PDF(1.9MB)
    • [Speaker & Discussant]
     
    • Kentaro Tamura, Leader / Principal Policy Researcher, Climate and Energy Area, IGES
    PDF(261KB)
    • [Discussants]
     
    • Yasuko Kameyama, Head, Center for Social and Environmental Systems Research (Sustainable Social Systems Section), National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)

  • 15:45-17:15

    全体会合
    Room 502 / PL-6
    Key Messages from IPCC AR5 and Its Implications in Asia: Future Perspective of Climate Change Policies in Asia through Integration of Mitigation and Adaptation

    The session will present the latest scientific findings and issues on climate change, looking at both adaptation and mitigation, based on the IPCC 5th Assessment Report (AR5) published in 2014. Discussions will address the integration of mitigation and adaptation policies/efforts. It is hoped that a good understanding will emerge on ways to integrate both policies and issues. The session will start with a key note presentation on the findings from IPCC WGII and WGIII AR5 with perspective on Asia. Panelists will then discuss how to perceive climate risks, issues and measures related to integration of mitigation and adaptation.

    (Organiser:Ministry of the Environment, Japan (MOEJ))

         
    1. Summary(61KB)
    2. Full report (164KB)
    • [Moderator & Speaker]
     
    • Taka Hiraishi, Counsellor, IGES (Member, IPCC Bureau)
    PDF(1.5MB / Japanese)
    • [Speakers & Discussants]
     
    • Yasuaki Hijioka, Head, Center for Social and Environmental Systems Research (Environmental Urban Systems Section), National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)
    PDF(485KB / Japanese)
    • Kiyoshi Takahashi, Senior Researcher, Center for Social and Environmental Systems Research, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)
    PDF(545KB / Japanese)
    • [Discussants]
     
    • Jiang Kejun, Director, Energy Research Institute (ERI), China
    Isao Endo, Task Manager / Senior Policy Researcher, Natural Resources and Ecosystem Services Area, IGES
    PDF(181KB / Japanese)

  • 15:45-17:15

    全体会合  IGES/Keio Univ./TERI Univ. Collaborative Session
    Room 511+512 / PL-7
    Setting the Direction for Adaptive Development:
    The Urgent Need to Achieve a Sustainable Asia-Pacific

    Adaptive development aims to link the concepts of sustainable development, climate change adaptation, and risk governance into one paradigm for achieving a sustainable Asia-Pacific in light of the emerging needs and challenges in the region. This is a critical endeavour for the future well-being of people in the region and throughout the world. During this session, presenters will address the importance of adaptive development and consider how it can be best framed to provide an effective course of action. Additionally, presentations will detail important practices currently being conducted to generate new knowledge and solutions for achieving adaptive development. This session aims to identify how academic and research communities can be mobilised to produce pragmatic knowledge to address these emerging issues for adaptive development.

         
    1. Summary(63KB)
    2. Full report (187KB)
    • [Moderator]
    • Toshiyuki Iwado, Principal Fellow
    • [Opening Remarks]
     
    • Jiro Kokuryo, Vice-President / Professor of Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University
    • [Keynote Speaker & Discussant]
     
    • Kazuo Yamamoto, Vice President for Resource Development at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) /Professor, Environmental Science Center, University of Tokyo
    PDF(609KB)
    • [Speakers & Discussants]
     
    • Wanglin Yan, Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Keio University
    PDF(47MB)
    • Prabhakar SVRK, Task Manager / Senior Policy Researcher, Natural Resources and Ecosystem Services Area, IGES
    PDF(482KB)
    • P. K. Joshi, Professor and Head, Department of Natural Resources, TERI University
    PDF(1.4MB)

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  • [Day 2] 24 July (Thursday)
  • 9:30-10:30

    全体会合
    Room 503 / P-2
    Pursuing a Sustainable Society: Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Sustainable Lifestyles and Well-being

    The aim of this session is to frame overall discussions on sustainable and inclusive development in the region at ISAP sessions. Current international discussion on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be introduced. The session will also feature discussions on key topics that will lead Asia into sustainable development such as sustainable consumption and production, sustainable lifestyle and well-being.

       
    1. Summary(56KB)
    2. Full report (235KB)
    • [Moderator]
     
    • Hideyuki Mori, President, IGES
    • [Keynote Spearkers]
     
    • Shamshad Akhtar, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)
    • Kaveh Zahedi, Regional Director and Representative, United Nations Environment Programme Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (UNEP-ROAP)
    • Toru Fukushima, President, Fukushimaya / Unite co., Ltd.
    PDF(697KB)

  • 10:45-12:45

    全体会合
    Room 503 / PL-8
    Financing Low Carbon Technology Transfer for Small-Medium-Enterprises (SMEs):
    A Match-making Strategy

    This session addresses the question of barriers and success factors in low-carbon technology transfer for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in developing countries. SMEs possess major potential for low-carbon technologies transfer. However, the use of specific mechanisms have not received enough attention in climate discussions, and the lack of a match-making strategy among stakeholders forms a major barrier to the enhancement of financing technology transfer. Under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Climate Technology Centre Network (CTCN) was established to promote technology transfer for developing countries, and the government of Japan is implementing the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM), which promotes low-carbon technology transfer through the exchange of emission reduction credits. This session will feature discussions among the private sector and government, on the subject of how to create an effective match-making platform to enable conditions for financing technology transfer for SMEs in developing countries.

       
    1. Summary(100KB)
    2. Full report (206KB)
    • [Moderator]
     
    • Kazuhisa Koakutsu, Leader / Principal Policy Researcher, Climate and Energy Area, IGES
    • [Speakers]
     
    • Yuqing Yu, Task Manager / Senior Policy Researcher, Climate and Energy Area, IGES
    PDF(521KB)
    • Hidehiro Kitayama, Leader, Heat Pump Sales Section of unimo Products Department, Higashi Hiroshima Plant, MAYEKAWA MFG. CO., LTD.
    PDF(1.8MB)
    • Girish Sethi, Director, Industrial Energy Efficiency Division, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
    PDF(1.5MB)
    • Osamu Kawanishi, Senior Policy Analyst, Environment Directorate, The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
    PDF(949KB)
    • Shobhakar Dhakal, Associate Professor, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)
    PDF(667KB)
    • Le Ngoc Tuan, Director, Science, Technology and International Cooperation Division, Department of Meteorology, Hydrology and Climate Change, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Viet Nam
    PDF(323KB)
    • A.M. Monsurul Alam, Joint Secretary and Director, Department of Environment, Government of Bangladesh
    PDF(419KB)
    • [Discussants]
     
    • Takahiro Ueno, Visiting Researcher, Graduate School of Public Policy, The University of Tokyo / Researcher, Socio-economic Research Center, Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry
    PDF(492KB)
    • Naoki Mori, Head, Climate Change Office / Group Leader, Environmental Management, Global Environment Department, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
    PDF(469KB)
    • Tatsuya Hanaoka, Senior Researcher, Center for Social and Environmental Systems Research, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)

  • 10:45-12:45

    全体会合  IGES/UNU-IAS Collaborative Session
    Room 511+512 / PL-9
    Benefits and Challenges of Community Engagement for the Sustainable Use of Biodiversity: Lessons from Participatory Landscape Management under the Satoyama Initiative

    The exclusion of ecosystem-dependent communities from the management and use of local resources has been one of the drivers of ecosystem degradation around the world, causing illegal logging, poaching, overgrazing, overfishing, etc. In this context, the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI) has been striving to overcome the loss of biodiversity in production landscapes and seascapes by promoting good practices for participatory planning and management. Many cases of community engagement have been identified among the IPSI member organizations, aiming to improve governance, to secure alternative livelihoods, and to ensure environmentally sustainable ways of production at the local level. This session will aim to showcase some of the opportunities and challenges of participatory ecosystem use, based on the experiences accumulated under the Satoyama Initiative.
    The session will first provide an overview of the Satoyama Initiative, and introduce an example of an innovative, locally-rooted form of marketing, which can act as a bridge between sustainable production and consumption. This will be followed by case study presentations by IPSI partners, as well as a panel discussion on the possibilities and challenges of community engagement for the sustainable use of biodiversity.

        
    1. Summary(78KB)
    2. Full report (166KB)
    • [Opening Remarks]
    • Wataru Suzuki, Senior Coordinator, International Satoyama Initiative (ISI) Programme, United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS)
    • [Keynote Spearkers]
     
    • Kazuhiko Takeuchi, Senior Vice-Rector, United Nations University (UNU) / Director and Professor, Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S) The University of Tokyo
    PDF(722KB)
    • Toru Fukushima, President, Fukushimaya / Unite co., Ltd.
    PDF(1.6MB)
    • [Moderator]
     
    • Alfred Oteng-Yeboah, National Chairman, Ghana National Biodiversity Committee
    • [Speakers]
     
    • Kuang-Chung Lee, Associate Professor, National Dong-Hwa University
    PDF(10MB)
    • Kaoru Ichikawa, Research Fellow, United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS)
    PDF(366KB)
    • Hijaba Ykhanbai, Director of Environment and Development Association "JASIL"
    PDF(394KB)

  • 10:45-12:45

    全体会合
    Room 502 / PL-10
    Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Asia:
    Toward a Common Language for Governance

    In the wake of the 2012 Rio+20 conference, governments will soon begin to negotiate the post-2015 development agenda. The outcomes of those negotiations will likely yield a set transformational sustainable development goals (SDGs). The SDGs will help raise the profile of several new policies priorities, but the degree to which they improve the health of people and the planet will depend upon an often overlooked factor: governance. Many organisations underline that “good governance” will be essential to achieving the SDGs; however, operationalising the term remains difficult.
    Some organisations stress broad principles (such as rule of law or control of corruption) while others highlight narrow practices (such as engaging stakeholders or monitoring progress). This session will bring together policy-makers, experts and practitioners from Asia to outline these differences and work towards a common language for governance of the SDGs.

      
    1. Summary(63KB)
    2. Full report (141KB)
    • [Moderator]
     
    • Surendra Shrestha, Director, United Nations Environment Programme's International Environmental Technology Centre (UNEP-IETC)
    PDF(152KB)
    • [Speakers]
     
    • Simon Olsen, Task Manager / Senior Policy Researcher, Regional Centre, IGES
    PDF(364KB)
    • Shiv Someshwar, Earth Institute, Columbia University
    PDF(1.6MB)
    • Norichika Kanie, Associate Professor, Department of Value and Decision Science, Graduate School of Decision Science and Technology, Tokyo Institute of Technology
    PDF(1.2MB)
    • Tim Cadman, Research Fellow, Institute for Ethics, Governance and Law, Griffith University
    PDF(224KB)
    • Ella Antonio, President, Earth Council Asia-Pacific, INC.
    PDF(381KB)
     
    • Related Document: IGES Conference Paper

  • 13:00-14:20

    全体会合
    Room 502 / L-2
    Promoting an Integrated Knowledge-Base System for Scientific Low Carbon Development Policymaking in Asia

    This session aims to show the audience and the world that countries and organisations in Asia have cooperated to form an effective sequential system of knowledge creation, education and capacity development, knowledge sharing, and dissemination for science-based low-carbon development policy-making, and based on this, they will send out various messages in the run up to COP21.
    The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will adopt a universal climate agreement for all nations to reduce GHG emissions, which will come into effect from 2020. Countries in Asia hold the key to climate stabilisation in terms of whether they can introduce science-based low-carbon policies into their development policies, as it is predicted that, in a BAU scenario, GHG emissions from Asia will account for 50% of the global total. Recently, we have seen a positive change in Asia – research communities in Asia are being strengthened, and linkage between research and policies is being promoted in a more effective manner, ensuring full ownership. In this session, we would like to propose facilitating the same activities worldwide, by introducing contributions made by research communities in Asia, ahead of Workstream 2 for COP21, which aims to increase ambitions to cut GHG emissions.

       
    1. Summary(55KB)
    2. Full report (164KB)
    • [Moderator & Keynote Speaker]
     
    • Mikiko Kainuma, Senior Research Advisor, IGES / Fellow, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)
    PDF(241KB)
    • [Speakers]
     
    • Jiang Kejun, Director, Energy Research Institute (ERI), China
    PDF(15KB)
    • Ho Chin Siong, Professor, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
    PDF(1.8MB)
    • Rizaldi Boer, Executive Director, Centre for Climate Risk and Opportunity Management in Southeast Asia and Pacific, Bogor Agriculture University
    PDF(236KB)
    • Bundit Limmeechokchai, Co-coordinator, Sustainable Energy & Low Carbon Research Unit (SELC), Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology (SIIT), Thammasat University
    • Jakkanit Kananurak, Director, Capacity Building and Outreach Office, Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (TGO)
    PDF(526KB)
    • Ryu Fukui, Advisor, Regional and Sustainable Development Department / Head, Knowledge Sharing and Services Center, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
    PDF(596KB)
    • Junichi Fujino, Senior Researcher, Center for Social and Environmental Systems Research, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)
    PDF(1.1MB)
    • Nguyen Dinh Tuan, Professor of Environmental Faculty, Ho Chi Minh City University of Natural Resources and Environment
    PDF(408KB)
    • Priyadarshi Shukla, Professor, Public System Group, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India
    PDF(476KB)

  • 13:00-14:30

    Room 413 / Roundtable
    Roundtable on Harnessing Synergies between Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction: Pertinent Issues, Success Cases and the Way Forward

    There has been a growing consensus among scholars and practitioners on the synergies between disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation. IGES has embarked upon scoping research on how to best operationalise this synergy in actual practice on the ground. To feed into the IGES research, participants will discuss the current conceptual understanding on synergies and the differences between disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation. They will also evaluate the current experiences of operationalising these synergies between DRR and CCA in actual implementation, discuss existing bottlenecks and the way forward for harnessing the synergies between CCA and DRR, as well as identifying crucial research questions to be addressed in this field.

       
    1. Summary(54KB)
    2. Full report (172KB)
    • Framing Presentation
     
    • Prabhakar SVRK, Task Manager / Senior Policy Researcher, Natural Resources and Ecosystem Services Area, IGES
    PDF(2MB)

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  • 14:35-16:35

    全体会合
    Room 503 / PL-11
    Making Cities More Sustainable in Asia: Bridging Theory and Practice

    Currently, Asian cities are rapidly urbanising and functioning as the engines of national economic growth. On the other hand, this growth is supported by the huge consumption of energy and resources which is causing environmental challenges including management of solid waste, wastewater, air pollution and greenhouse gases. This session discusses how city governments can address these challenges. The session will invite resource persons from OECD and the Wuppertal Institute as well as panellists from Japanese local governments to share insights into balancing economic growth and environmental management. Participants will also discuss how the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) can help balance economic and environmental priorities.

        
    1. Summary(60KB)
    2. Full report (172KB)
    • [Moderators]
     
    • Hiroyuki Kage, Executive Director, Vice-President, Kyushu Institute of Technology / Director, Kitakyushu Urban Centre, IGES
    • Eric Zusman, Leader / Principal Policy Researcher, Integrated Policies for Sustainable Societies Area, IGES
    • [Speakers]
     
    • Ryoko Nakano, Deputy Area Leader / Senior Policy Researcher, Integrated Policies for Sustainable Societies Area, IGES
    PDF(468KB)
    • Johannes Venjakob, Project Co-ordinator, Future Energy and Mobility Structures, Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy
    PDF(389KB)
    • Tadashi Matsumoto, Senior Policy Analyst, Regional Development Policy Division, The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
    PDF(366KB)
    • Nobuhiro Kino, Director, Office of International Cooperation, Global Environment Bureau, Ministry of the Environment, Japan
    PDF(501KB)
    • So Platong, Acting Governor of Siem Reap Municipality, Siem Reap Province, Ministry of Interior, Cambodia
    PDF(2.2MB)
    • Amir Rusli, Senior Researcher, WtE Project Coordinator, Sanitation and Landscape Division, Batam City, Indonesia
    PDF(1.3MB)
    • Ayu Sukenjah, Head of Division for Environmental Rehabilitation, Environmental Management Agency-Bandung City, Indonesia
    PDF(1.3MB)
    • Nuanphan Phawawes, Sanitation Technical Officer, Professional Level Vehicle Emission Control Sub-Division, Air Quality and Noise Management Division, Department of Environment, Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA)
    PDF(1.8MB)
    • Thai Thanh Luom, Director of Information and Communications, Kien Giang Province, Viet Nam
    • Norihiko Nomura, Executive Director, Climate Change Policy Headquarters, City of Yokohama
    PDF(2.1MB)
    • Satoru Yokota, Executive Director, Kawasaki Environment Research Institute
    PDF(1.2MB)
    • Reiji Hitsumoto, Executive Director, Office for International Environmental Strategies, City of Kitakyushu
    PDF(2.3MB)

  • 14:35-16:35

    全体会合  IGES/UNEP-ROAP Collaborative Session
    Room 502 / PL-12
    Empowering Stakeholders and Spearheading Innovation for Sustainable Development: Lessons from the Field and Future Perspectives

    It is people who catalyse changes and innovation for building a sustainable community. Under the Asia Pacific Forum for Environment and Development (APFED) Showcase Program managed by the United Nations Environment Programme – Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, 58 field projects have been supported to promote multifaceted innovation for sustainable development. The multi-stakeholder dialogue at ISAP2014 is aimed at demonstrating best practices from project case studies and sharing insights on how to scale up such achievements, forge a platform for further partnerships and provide bottom-up inputs for the post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda.

       
    1. Summary(58KB)
    2. Full report (1601KB)
    • [Opening Remarks]
    • Hideyuki Mori, President, IGES
    • [Moderator]
     
    • Masanori Kobayashi, Fellow, Yokohama National University Graduate School of Environment and Information Sciences / Researcher, Ocean Policy Research Foundation
    • [Discussants]
     
    • Emil Salim, Chairman / Council’s Member on Economics and Environmental Affairs at the Advisory Council to The President, The Republic of Indonesia
    • Akio Morishima, President and Director General, Japan Environment Association / Special Research Advisor, IGES
    • Parvez Hassan, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of Pakistan / Senior Partner of Hassan & Hassan (Advocates)
    • [Discussant & Closing Remarks]
     
    • Kaveh Zahedi, Regional Director and Representative, United Nations Environment Programme Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (UNEP-ROAP)

  • 14:35-16:35

    全体会合  IGES/UNU-IAS Collaborative Session
    Room 511+512 / PL-13
    Advancing Education as a Goal for Sustainable Development: On the Road to Nagoya – Moving towards Transformative Learning for Sustainable Lifestyles

    On the road to Nagoya, where the UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) will be held in November 2014, this session aims at providing a road map for advancing education as a key mechanism in achieving sustainable development. Bringing together ESD experts, the session will address how transformative learning, social change and transitions to sustainability can be supported through improved educational approaches and the creation of enabling environments for sustainable lifestyles. Additionally, questions on how to best integrate aspects of quality education, ESD learning performance, and global citizenship and peace education into the framing of the Global Action Programme on ESD will be explored by session speakers. The panel discussion will address how this programme can meaningfully contribute to the sustainable development goals and the post-2015 development agenda.

         
    1. Summary(64KB)
    2. Full report (163KB)
    • [Moderator]
     
    • Masahisa Sato, Associate Professor, Tokyo City University
    • [Opening Remarks]
     
    • Asako Toyozumi, United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS)
    • [Keynote Speaker]
     
    • Danilo Padilla, Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Programme Coordinator / Liaison Officer, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Bangkok
    PDF(180KB)
    • [Speakers]
     
    • Paul Ofei-Manu, Policy Researcher, Education and Learning for Sustainability, Integrated Policies for Sustainable Societies Area / Programme Officer, Capacity Development, Programme Management Office, IGES
    PDF(839KB)
    • Abel Barasa Atiti, Research Fellow, United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS)
    PDF(811KB)
    • Yoshiyuki Nagata, Professor, Department of Education, University of the Sacred Heart / Expert, Monitoring and Evaluation Expert Group on ESD, UNESCO Headquarters
    • Shepherd Urenje, Senior Programme Specialist in Education for Sustainable Development, Swedish International Centre of Education for Sustainable Development (SWEDESD), at Uppsala University
    PDF(1.0MB)
    • [Discussant]
     
    • Robert J. Didham, Senior Coordinator, Capacity Development and Knowledge Management / Principal Policy Researcher, Programme Management Office, IGES

  • 16:45-17:45

    Room 503 / CL
    Closing Session
    • Closing Discussion
         
    1. Summary(55KB)
    • [Speakers]
     
    • Byung-wook Lee, President, Korea Environment Institute (KEI)
    • Kaveh Zahedi, Regional Director and Representative, United Nations Environment Programme Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (UNEP-ROAP)
    • Ella Antonio, President, Earth Council Asia-Pacific, INC.
    • Kentaro Tamura, Leader / Principal Policy Researcher, Climate and Energy Area, IGES
    • Eric Zusman, Leader / Principal Policy Researcher, Integrated Policies for Sustainable Societies Area, IGES
    • [Moderator]
     
    • Hideyuki Mori, President, IGES
    • Awards Ceremony of Poster Session
    • Closing Remarks
    • Hironori Hamanaka, Chair of the Board of Directors, IGES

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