Translating Co-benefits Research into Action in Asia: Science, Models, Projects, and Policies
On 18 and 19 February 2013, around 30 researchers and policymakers participated in the second annual IGES-IIASA international workshop on “Translating Co-benefits Research into Action in Asia: Science, Models, Projects, and Policies” in Hayama, Japan.

Since concluding last year’s IGES-IIASA workshop in February 2012, many attempts have been made to translate scientific and policy research into actions on co-benefits, including the launching of the Clean Air and Climate Coalition (CCAC), the introduction of a co-benefits tool by the clean development mechanism (CDM), and the consideration of co-benefits in domestic policies and measures. These developments have begun to narrow gaps between research and policy on co-benefits. At the same time, they have underlined the need for greater dialogue within and across four distinct areas: science, modelling, projects, and policies. In this international workshop, participants discussed not only recent developments in these four areas but also challenges and opportunities in Asia on how to improve their integration.

Date & Time
18-19 Febryary 2013
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
Ministry of the Environment, Japan
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
The Japan Committee for International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Agenda PDF224kB
Summary PDF210kB
Previous Workshop
International Workshop on a Co-Benefits Approach(2012 Feb.)
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Presentation materials

Session 1: Introductory Session

  • Welcoming Remarks: Takeshi Sekiya, Ministry of the Environment, Japan (MOEJ)

Session 2: Scientific Perspectives on Co-benefits in Asia

  • Recent Scientific Input on Short-lived Climate Pollutants (SLCPs) in Asia: Hajime Akimoto, Asia Center for Air Pollution Research (ACAP)PDF1540kB
  • Recent Science on Aerosols in Asia: Yutaka Kondo, The University of TokyoPDF2884kB
  • Science-Policy Interface - The Need for Epistemic Scientific Community in Asia: Katsunori Suzuki, Kanazawa University PDF248kB

Session 3: Modeling Co-benefits in Asia

  • Modeling Greenhouse gas – Air pollution Interactions and Synergies: Recent developments of GAINS: Markus Amann, IIASAPDF475kB
  • Developing Consistent Mid-term Emissions Projections of SLCPs in GAINS model: Zbigniew Klimont, IIASA PDF1.9MB
  • The Merge Model: Lu Xiangchun, Tohoku UniversityPDF596kB
  • Results of Water-Climate Nexus Model: Anindya Bhattacharya and Bijon Kumer Mitra, IGESPDF701kB
  • Special Presentation on ABC Asia – a Good Case of Regional Cooperation in Asia: Teruyuki Nakjima, The University of Tokyo PDF446kB

Session 4: initiating and Replicating Co-benefits Projects

  • Open Burning: co-benefit of emission reduction: Kim Oanh, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)PDF4MB
  • Waste Management Co-benefits in Asia: Nirmala Menikpura, IGESPDF1.4MB
  • Co-benefits in Cities in Asia: Jose Puppim de Oliveira, UNU
  • Good Practices for SLCP Co-benefits with the Example of Cookstoves: Eric Zusman and Akiko Miyatsuka, IGESPDF1.2MB

Session 5: Mainstreaming Co-benefits into Policies and Institutions

  • What is the JCM/BOCM?: Go Kobayashi, MOEJ, UNFCCC CDMPDF2.7MB
  • Mainstreaming Co-benefits into Policies and Institutions - Developments on SLCPs in Bangladesh: Munjurul Hannan Khan, Ministry of Environment and Forest, BangladeshPDF2.2MB
  • US EPA Efforts to Assess Air Quality & Climate Co-Benefits: Dale Evarts, United States Environmental Protection AgencyPDF1.3MB
  • Regional Air Pollution Agreements in East Asia and Potential for Linkage with Co-benefits: Mark Elder, IGESPDF1.6MB

Session 6: Panel Discussion

  • Remarks from Representative of the Japan Committee for IIASA: Kazuhiko Takemoto, Council Member, IIASA /Senior Advisor to Minister of the Environment
  • Closing Remarks: Hironori Hamanaka, Chair of the Board of Directors, IGES
Climate Change Group, IGES

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