LCS-RNet Meetings

LCS-RNet 14th Annual Meeting– Further steps towards Net Zero: Ways to accelerate stakeholder collaboration between citizens, policymakers and researchers

Day 1: Monday, 18 December 2023 (18:00- 21:15 (JST) , 9:00-12:15 (GMT) , 10:00-13:15 (CET))
DAY 2: Tuesday, 19 December 2023 (18:00- 21:00 (JST) , 9:00-12:00(GMT) , 10:00-13:00 (CET))
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On 18-19 December 2023, the Leveraging a Climate-neutral Society Strategic Research Network (LCS-RNet) will hold its 14th Annual Meeting online. Under the main theme “Further steps towards Net Zero: Ways to accelerate stakeholder collaboration between citizens, policymakers and researchers”, this annual meeting will feature two keynote speeches and four thematic sessions by leading and cutting-edge experts.The keynotes will feature two topics: Demand-side measures and Climate Citizens’ Assemblies. Thematic sessions will cover ‘Forestry, both at urban and global level’, ‘How we can promote consensus building through public engagement?’, ‘Getting models and modellers to inform national low-carbon strategies: institutional and methodological challenges’ and ‘The role of science for sustainability’.

LCS-RNet is a network of researchers and research institutions closely involved in national climate policies. LCS-RNet was established by a Japanese proposal at the 2008 G8 Environment Ministers’ Meeting. (In 2021, the network was renamed from its original name, the International Research Network for Low Carbon Societies). The network is led by research institutes from five countries (Japan, Germany, France, Italy and the UK) and has contributed to international policy processes by sharing and disseminating research results, providing feedback to national policy processes, and supporting the efforts of various actors to achieve a low-carbon and decarbonised society.

The aim of the meeting is to exchange views with speakers and participants on a range of different topics. In addition, it will lead to future joint research and co-authoring of papers, as well as learning from each other about the initiatives and using the lessons learned in their respective implementations.

Event Details

Date/time
Day 1: Monday, 18 December 2023 (18:00- 21:15 (JST) , 9:00-12:15 (GMT) , 10:00-13:15 (CET))
DAY 2: Tuesday, 19 December 2023 (18:00- 21:00 (JST) , 9:00-12:00(GMT) , 10:00-13:00 (CET))
Venue

Online

Languages
English

Presentation Materials

Day 1: Monday, 18 December 2023
18:00-21:15 (JST), 9:00-12:15 (GMT), 10:00-13:15 (CET)
18:00-18:15 (JST)
9:00-9:15 (GMT)
10:00-10:15 (CET)
Opening remarksNAKAJIMA Naoko, Director of Climate Change Adaptation Office, Global Environment Bureau, Ministry of the Environment Japan (MOEJ) 
Mikiko Kainuma, LCS-RNet Secretariat / Institute for Global  Environmental Strategies (IGES) 
18:15-18:55 (JST)
9:15-9:55 (GMT)
10:15-10:55 (CET)
Keynote presentation: Demand side measures
(Chair)Kirsten Halsnæs, The Danish Technical University (DTU) 
(Speaker)Rob Gross, UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) 
19:05-20:05 (JST)
10:05-11:05 (GMT)
11:05-12:05 (CET)
Forestry, both at urban and global level
(Chair)Sergio La Motta, Italian National Agency for New Technologies Energy and the Environment (ENEA) 
Alessandra De Marco, Italian National Agency for New Technologies Energy and the Environment (ENEA) 
(Speaker)Enzai Du, Beijing Normal University 
Pierre Sicard, International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) 
(Panelists)Rizaldi Boer, Bogor Agricultural University 
Makino Yamanoshita, IGES 
20:15-21:15 (JST)
11:15-12:15 (GMT)
12:15-13:15 (CET)
How we can promote consensus building through public engagement?
(Chair)Naoyuki Mikami, Nagoya University 
Tomoko Ishikawa, IGES 
(Speaker)Jason Chilvers, UKERC 
Louis-Gaëtan Giraudet, International research center on environment and development (CIRED) 
Melanie Speck, Hochschule Osnabrück / Wuppertal Institute (WI) 
(Panelists)Akihisa Kuriyama, IGES 
Boyd D Jouman, MRTPI, QCP Environment (Consultants) 
 
DAY 2: Tuesday, 19 December 2023
18:00-21:00 (JST), 9:00-12:00 (GMT), 10:00-13:00 (CET)
18:00-18:40 (JST)
09:00-09:40 (GMT)
10:00-10:40 (CET)
Keynote presentation: Climate citizens’ assembly
(Chair)Minal Pathak, Global Centre for Environment and Energy, Ahmedabad University 
(Speaker)Nicolas Berghmans, Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) 
18:50-19:50 (JST)
09:50-10:50 (GMT)
10:50-11:50 (CET)
Getting models and modellers to inform national low carbon strategies: institutional and methodological challenges
(Chair)Franck Lecocq, CIRED 
Christophe Cassen, CIRED 
(Speaker)Christophe Cassen / Franck Lecocq, CIRED 
Emilio La Rovere, COPPE 
(Panelists)Toshihiko Masui, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) 
Bundit Limmeechokchai, Thammasat Design School (TDS), Thammasat University (TU) 
Yanis Chaigneux / Florian Tirana, French Ministry of Environment 
Marta Torres-Gunfaus, IDDRI 
20:00-21:00 (JST)
11:00-12:00 (GMT)
12:00-13:00 (CET)
Role of science for sustainability
(Chair)Stefan Lechtenböhmer, WI 
(Speaker)Joyashree Roy, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) 
Richard Hanna, UKERC 
(Panelists)Rob Gross, UKERC 
Sergio La Motta, ENEA 
Franck Lecocq/ Christophe Cassen, CIRED 
Toshihiko Masui, NIES 
Mikiko Kainuma, LCS-RNet Secretariat / IGES