The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), together with the City of Kyoto, ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) Japan, and the Ministry of the Environment Japan will hold an international symposium, “To Realize a Decarbonized Society – the State of the World and Kyoto's Challenges", commemorating the 49th Session of IPCC, and convened in Kyoto.
This symposium, to be held in May 2019, will discuss the IPCC's 1.5℃ Special Report (published last autumn) and the issues faced by the global community and Japan. It will also address the City of Kyoto’s current and future efforts to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions.
In the 1st panel discussion, coordinated by the IGES and welcoming the Co-Chairs of the IPCC Working Group III, major findings and messages of the IPCC's 1.5℃ Special Report will be reviewed. Global trends in accelerating efforts to shift towards a carbon-neutral society, and the challenges faced by Japan will be discussed.
Kyoto International Conference Centre
|10:30 - 12:00||
Greetings from the Organizers
|13:00 - 15:50||Greetings
Ministry of the Environment, Japan
Panel Discussion 1
A review on how the global community responded to the IPCC 1.5℃ Special Report and discussions on pathways to realize a carbon-neutral society
Panel Discussion 2
Discussions on Kyoto's efforts and potential for realizing a carbon-neutral society
Tetsuzo Yasunari, Director-General of Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN)
|16:00 - 18:00||A discussion between the Dean of Kyoto University and young researchers|