TERI/NEDO/JBIC/IGES Symposium on Business Change towards a Low Carbon Economy
Urgent Message from India to Japanese Industries
20 October 2008
On 21 November 2008, in Yokohama, Japan, the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES - Hayama, Kanagawa; Chair - Hironori Hamanaka) will co-organise a symposium entitled “Partnership between Japan and India Towards a Low Carbon Economy - Business Opportunities in India: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy -”, in collaboration with the Energy Resources Institute (TERI), New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), and Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC).

Cooperation between India, with its remarkable economic development, and Japan, which has a large accumulation of state-of-the-art technologies, would mean the development of a business model in the transition to a low carbon economy. This is vital for the realisation of a sustainable society not just in Asia but across the world.

Focusing on energy conservation and on renewable energy sectors whose markets are expected to expand in the future, the symposium will show the possibilities of Japan-India cooperation towards a low carbon economy and point out associated business opportunities to the Japanese industries, from various perspectives such as policies, technologies and finance.

The speakers from India include Mr Jairam Ramesh, Minister of State for Power and Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, IPCC Chair (President of TERI). The symposium aims to inform the audience of the latest policies and market trends in India such as the National Action Plan on Climate Change which was launched this June, as well as to introduce notable business strategies of Japanese and Indian businesses in the two fields.

Date & Time 21 November 2008 (Fri.) 13:00-17:45
Venue Hamagin Hall VIA MARE (Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan)
Language: English and Japanese (with simultaneous interpretation)
Organisers TERI, NEDO, JBIC and IGES
Co-hosting organisations: Japan India Partnership Forum (JIPF), JETRO Yokohama and Yokohama India Centre
Special sponsor: Kanagawa Prefectural Government
Admission: Free (Participation fee for reception: 3,000 yen)
Registration: Capacity: 300 (First-come, first-served basis)
Please submit in advance.
Closing date for registration: 17 November 2008 (Mon.)
* When capacity is reached, registration will be closed.
Contact: Secretariat of the Japan-India Symposium
Tel: 03-3524-3134

For additional details, Contact:
Ms. Megumi Kido, Public Relations Officer,
The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
2108-11 Kamiyamaguchi, Hayama, Kanagawa, 240-0115 Japan
Tel: +81-46-855-3700 Fax: +81-46-855-3709

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