Climate and Energy

IGES-ERI Convene Policy Research Workshop
on Climate Policy

IGES and the Energy Research Institute (ERI) of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) co-hosted a policy workshop on low-carbon development in China and Japan, in collaboration with the Ministry of the Environment, Japan (MOEJ). The main purpose of the workshop was to exchange views on both domestic and international climate policies, and to discuss possibilities for further climate research collaboration between China and Japan, following the 19th Conference of the Parties (COP 19) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Warsaw, Poland. The workshop was held in Beijing, China, and it was the ninth workshop since 2005.

Date and Time December 11, 2013
Venue Meeting Room B205, Guohong Building (Beijing, China)
Organisers Energy Research Institute (ERI),
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES),
Ministry of the Environment, Japan
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Presentation Materials
Impacts of Climate Change and Adaptation for Freshwater Resources
Taikan Oki ,Tokyo University
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Research on Risk Management for Climate Change Impacts in China
Xu Yinglong, Chinese Academy of Agriculture
PDF (5.9MB)
Measures to Develop National Adaptation Plan to Climate Change in Japan
Akiko Urakami, Ministry of the Environment, Japan
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The latest Adaptation Policies in China
He Chenmin, ERI, China
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Mainstreaming Scientific Knowledge into the Process for Nationally-determining Mitigation Commitments
Kentaro Tamura, IGES
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We can go to the Pathway for the 2 degree global target
- China’s CO2 emission -

Jiang KeJun, ERI, China
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Carbon Certification Facilitate Low- Carbon Development in China
Zhou Caihua, Environmental Certification Center of Ministry of Environmental Protection, China
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China’s target control policy of total energy consumption and the co-benefit to CO2 emission mitigation
Su Ming, ERI, China , ERI, China
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The Comparative Study for ETSs in Northeast Asia: China, Japan and South Korea
Jin Zhen, IGES
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Air pollution mitigation through the climate change mitigation action and vice-versa Rediscovering the co-benefit and CDM for peace
Jusen Asuka, Tohoku University, Japan
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Growing roles of emerging economies in climate finance
Shimizu Noriko, IGES
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Toward Energy Transition in China in a 2 degree global target - Research Homework -
Jiang KeJun, ERI
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In addition to opening remarks, the workshop featured four substantive sessions: 1) Research on Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Policies in China and Japan; 2) Further Contribution in Post-2020 Framework; 3) Current Domestic Action in Mitigation; 4) Discussion on Future Research Cooperation between IGES and ERI.

In Session 1, adaptation policies and research both in Japan and China were presented by four speakers. Following this, there were discussions mainly focusing on adaptation in China, as the Chinese government had just published its adaptation policy in November, 2013.

In Session 2, there were two presentations. The first featured a proposal by IGES for the process of a Post 2020 Framework, and the second presented research on China’s contribution to the two degree target. In Session 3, mitigation policies of China and a comparative study of ETS among Japan, China and the Republic of Korea were presented. In both sessions, much attention was paid to how and when CO2 emissions and coal consumption in China will peak . A Chinese participant introduced some progressive policies which have been already taken by the Chinese government and local governments such as in Beijing.

In Session 4, three presentations from different angles were made: Co-benefit of air-pollution and climate mitigation measures; Growing roles of emerging economies in climate finance; and Further research cooperation between IGES and ERI. Following these presentations, there was a discussion on potential areas for research collaboration.

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