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IPCC Open Meeting
Estimation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions - A Basis of Climate Actions
Reliable, comparable and consistent estimates of national emissions and removals of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere are needed if any agreement on limiting the amounts of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere is to be successful. Emission Inventories are estimates of national emissions and removals of greenhouse gases that fulfil this task. The work of the IPCC’s Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (TFI) is to produce and promote guidelines for the production of emission inventories that are transparent, complete, consistent, comparable and as accurate as possible. The Guidelines produced by the TFI are used by all countries; parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change have to report their emissions and removals of greenhouse gases and they use TFI guidelines to do so.

Japan supports the TFI, and its Technical Suuport Unit (TSU) is hosted by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) in Hayama, Kanagawa.

This meeting aimed to explain the work of the TFI - what emission inventories are; how emissions are estimated and why they are important as a basis of climate actions.

Date & Time
  22 August 2011, 10:30-18:00 (registration will start from 9:30)
Venue
  Ambassador’s Ballroom, Pan Pacific Yokohama Bay Hotel Tokyu
Organisers
  Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
Supporters
  Ministry of the Environment, Japan
Kanagawa Prefectural Government
Languages
  English and Japanese with simultaneous interpretation
Participants
  Approx. 180
Fee
  Free of charge


Agenda
9:30-10:30 Registration
 
10:30-11:30 Opening
 Welcome addresses
- Rajendra K. Pachauri (IPCC Chairman: video message)
- Hironori Hamanaka (IGES Chair of the Board of Directors)
- Shigemoto Kajihara (Deputy Director General, Global Environment Bureau, Ministry of the Environment of Japan)
- Jiro Utata (Executive Director, Environment Conservation Department, Environment and Agriculture Bureau, Kanagawa Prefectural Government)
 Climate change and the work of the IPCC (3.2MB)
Takahiko Hiraishi (IPCC TFI Co-chair)
11:30-11:45 Break
 
11:45-13:00 International efforts to control climate change
   International efforts to control climate change (352KB)
William Agyemang-Bonsu (UNFCCC Secretariat)
 Need for emission estimates (519KB)
Thelma Krug (IPCC TFI Co-chair)
 IPCC Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (TFI) (1.8MB)
Kiyoto Tanabe (IPCC TFI TSU Programme Officer)
13:00-14:30 Lunch break
 
14:30-15:45 Monitoring national emissions
   How emissions & removals are estimated (1.6MB)
Simon Eggleston (IPCC TFI TSU Head)
 Compilation of national GHG inventory using the IPCC Guidelines in Japan (833KB)
Takefumi Oda (Greenhouse Gas Inventory Office of Japan, National Institute for Environmental Studies)
 Recent developments in TFI work (984KB)
Takahiko Hiraishi (IPCC TFI Co-chair)
15:45-16:00 Q & A
 
16:00-16:15 Break
 
16:15-17:30 Emission inventories in practice
   Japan (1.1MB) *Translation of original version in Japanese
Ayako Suzuki (Ministry of the Environment of Japan)
 Brazil (1.8MB)
Mauro Meirelles de Oliveira Santos (Ministerio da Ciencia e Tecnologia)
 Bolivia (928KB)
Emilio Garcia Apaza (Mayor de San Andres University)
 Thailand (1.7MB)
Sirintornthep Towprayoon (King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT))
 Republic of Korea (2.4MB)
Seungjin Hyun (Korea Environment Corporation (KECO))
17:30-17:50 Q & A
 
17:50-18:00 Closing
 
Contact:
  IPCC NGGIP TSU c/o IGES
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