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:

  • 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;
  • Assess, and develop as necessary, methodologies such as the IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories;
  • 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 symposium was composed of three sessions, 1) IPCC and its 5th Assessment Report (AR5), 2) climate change and Okinawa and 3) importance of GHG inventory to assess mitigation progress.

Date / Time 16 March 2015 (Mon.), 13:00-17:00
Venue ANA Crowne Plaza Okinawa Harborview, Naha, Okinawa, Japan >>Access
Organisers Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC),
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
Collaborators University of the Ryukyus
Langages English /Japanese with simultaneous interpreting
Number of participants approx. 40
Fee Free
Programme Download(27KB)
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Presentation Materials
Climate Change and IPCC
Taka Hiraishi (TFI Co-chair)
PDF (3MB)
New Scientific Findings on Climate Change - AR5 focusing in climate change impact for ocean
Yukihiro Nojiri (National Institute for Environmental Studies)
PDF (4.5MB)
Corals and coral reefs around Okinawa - recent changes and climate factors
Akira Iguchi (Okinawa National College of Technology)
PDF (1.6MB)
Changes in Distribution of Corals around Japan and Impact of Ocean Acidification
Atsushi Suzuki (Geological Survey of Japan, AIST),
Hiroya Yamano (National Institute for Environmental Studies)
PDF (4MB)
Climate Change Research in University of the Ryukyus
Kazuhiko Sakai (University of the Ryukyus)
PDF (1.3MB)
International Efforts to Control Climate Change
William Kojo Agyemang-Bonsu (UNFCCC Secretariat)
PDF (128KB)
GHG inventories: Their Importance to Monitor Progress in Climate Change Mitigation
Thelma Krug (IPCC TFI Co-chair)
PDF (674KB)
IPCC Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (TFI)
Kiyoto Tanabe (IPCC TFI TSU Head)
PDF (1.1MB)
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