FY2013 APN-IGES-Hyogo Symposium

"Application of Low Carbon Technology for Sustainable Development in emerging countries"

Background:  The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Kansai Research Centre (IGES/KRC) has been carrying out a co-research project since May 2010, with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in India entitled “Research Partnership for Application of Low Carbon Technology for Sustainable Development” (ALCT). This resarch project aims to accelerate the application of Japanese low-carbon technologies to small and medium enterprises in India that will contribute to an international framework on climate change. The ALCT project has made significant achievement over the last three years with technical assistance by experts from Japanese industries, ranging from policy analysis, to technology needs assessment from supply and demand sides and pilot projects, to install advanced heat pumps for energy intensive manufactures.

Objective:  The Hyogo Symposium was co-organised by IGES/KRC and Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN), who were sponsoring this symposium. The symposium aimed to share the knowledge resulting from the ALCT project with various stakeholders from Hyogo prefecture, and to discuss opportunities for disseminating low-carbon technology to developing countries in the Asia-Pacific region by enhancing foreign investment.

Date and Time 4 March 2014 Tuesday 13:00-17:00 (Registration: 12:30-)
Venue The Ballroom (10th floor) at ANA Crowne Plaza Kobe, Kobe, Japan
Organisers Institute for Global Environmental Strategies(IGES), Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN), Hyogo Prefectural Government
Supporters Ministry of the Environment Japan, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Global Environment Forum Kansai, Hyogo Environmental Advancement Association
Languages English /Japanese with simultaneous interpreting
Number of Participants Approx. 120
Fee Charge (price) / Free
Programme / Presentation Materials
13:00 Opening Remarks
Mr. Toshizo Ido, Governor, Hyogo Prefecture
Greetings from invited guest
Mr. Aseem R. Mahajan, Consul General, Consulate General of India, Osaka-Kobe
13:10 Keynote Speech
Dr. Kenji Yamaji, Director General, Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth
"SATREPS and Low Carbon Energy System"
13:40 Introduction of symposium
Professor Yutaka Suzuki, Director, IGES Kansai Research Center
"Matching stakeholders to promote the application of Japanese low carbon technologies in India"
14:00 Guest Speeches
Mr. Girish Sethi, Director, Industrial Energy Efficiency Division, TERI
"Application of Japanese Low Carbon Technologies in Indian SMEs-Background, Lessons, and Opportunities"
14:20 Break  
14:35 Panel Discussion  

Theme1: "Findings from experiences of technology transfer to SME in India"
Theme2: "Key to apply low carbon technology for sustainable development in emerging countries"

  • Coordinator:
  • Professor Yutaka Suzuki
  • Panelis:
  • Mr. Girish Sethi, Director, Industrial Energy Efficiency Division, TERI

  • Dr. Kenji Yamaji

  • Mr. Teruji Kaneko, Senior Manager, Special Projects Solution Group, Engineering Dept., Yanmar Energy System Co., Ltd.
    "Report of Effects of Adopting GHPs (Gas Heat Pumps)" PDF(2.5MB)

  • Mr. Hidehiro Kitayama, Leader, Higashi Hiroshima Plant, Mayekawa Mfg. Co., Ltd.
  • "Practical introduction of EHP and its related issues"PDF(2.2MB)
  • Mr. Tsukasa Saito, Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems Co.,Ltd.
    "Effective Utilization of Compressed Air Systems and CO2 Reduction"

  • Mr. Surjitsing P Pawar, Managing Director, Marvelous Metals Pvt Limited and Chairman, IIF- Kolhapur Chapter
    "Activities in Marvelous Metals and Technology improvement potential in Kolhapur Cluster" PDF(1.5MB) PDF(388KB)

  • Dr. Akio Takemoto, APN Secretariat Director
    "Scientific capacity building to promote environment policy in Asia" PDF(590KB)
16:55 Closing Remarks
Mr. Hideyuki Mori, President, IGES

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