IPCC Open Symposium

New scientific findings on climate change and the importance of GHG inventory to assess mitigation progress

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was established by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in 1998 to:

  1. Make periodic assessments of the scientific impacts and the socio-economic aspects of climate change, as well as assess the adaptation and mitigation options to address it;
  2. Assess, and develop as necessary, methodologies such as the IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories;
  3. Provide, on request, scientific/technical/socio-economic advice to the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and its bodies.

The aim of this symposium was to be informed of, consider and discuss issues related to climate change. The first half of the symposium provided the information on the work of IPCC and new scientific findings on climate change. The latter half featured international efforts to control climate change and also looked at IPCC's activities.

Date / Time 10 December 2013 (Tue.) 13:00-17:20
Venue Keio Plaza Hotel Sapporo (2-1 North5 West7, Chuou-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido)  >>Access
Organiser Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
Collaborators Ministry of the Environment,
Hokkaido University, Sustainable Low-Carbon Society Project,
Hokkaido University, Faculty of Environmental Earth Science,
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
Supporters Hokkaido prefecture and City of Sapporo
Langages English /Japanese with simultaneous interpreting
Number of participants approx. 100
Fee Free
Programme Download62KB
Related links IPCC - Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories
Presentation Materials
Climate Change and the Work of the IPCC
Thelma Krug (TFI Co-chair) 
New Scientific Findings on Climate Change - WGI Contribution to AR5
Masahide Kimoto (Tokyo University)
Climate Change and Hokkaido
Yasuhiro Yamanaka (Hokkaido University)
coming soon
International Efforts to Control Climate Change
Jim Penman (Member of Task Force Bureau)
GHG inventories: Their Importance to Monitor Progress in Climate Change Mitigation
Nalin Srivastava (TFI TSU Deputy Head)
Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories
Kiyoto Tanabe (TFI TSU Head)
Japan’s National GHG Inventory and Relevant Activities
Kohei Sakai (Greenhouse Gas Inventory Office of Japan)

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