International Symposium

Japan‘s Contribution to the 7th Assessment Cycle of IPCC and Collaboration with IIASA on “Climate Change and Cities”

28 February 2024 (Wed) 14:00 - 17:00 JST (GMT+9:00)
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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will produce the 7th Assessment Report (AR7), scheduled for 2023-2028. Within this process, it has been decided to prepare a special report on 'Climate Change and Cities' in response to the growing interest in the impacts of climate change on cities and the challenges and opportunities for city-specific mitigation and adaptation. As part of strengthening Japan's contribution to the IPCC 7th Assessment Cycle, the Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MOEJ) launched a collaborative research project on urban transformation with the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in September 2023, with the aim of providing key findings for the Special Report on 'Climate Change and Cities'. This symposium aims to discuss how Japan can contribute to the IPCC 7th assessment cycle, including the launch of the report produced by this collaborative project.

Event Details

Date/time
28 February 2024 (Wed) 14:00 - 17:00 JST (GMT+9:00)
Venue

Hybrid
Toranomon Hills Forum (Toranomon Hills Mori Tower 5F)
Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 105-6390, Japan
Online: Zoom

Languages
Japanese and English
(Simultaneous interpretation)
Contact

For inquiries regarding the event:
[email protected]

Programme

28 February, 2024
(Convening language: English. Simultaneous translation will be provided for Japanese audience)
14:00-14:05Opening RemarksMinistry of the Environment of Japan (MOEJ) 
14:05-14:20Keynote Speeches 1 “Roadmap for IPCC/AR7” (tbc)
 Diana Ürge-Vorsatz, Vice Chair of IPCC/AR7  
14:20-14:35Keynote Speeches 2 “IIASA and its Contribution to IPCC/AR7 and beyond”
  John Schellnhuber, Director General of IIASA 
14:35-14:50Keynote Speeches 3 “Japan’s Contribution to IPCC/AR7”
 OGAWA Masako, Deputy Executive Director, MOEJ 
14:50-15:05Report Launch “IIASA-Japan Research Project on City Transformation”
 Keywan Riahi, Program Director, ECE, IIASA 
15:05-15:15Q&A
15:15-15:30Break
15:30-16:45Panel Discussion

Moderator: 

OKI Taikan, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, University of Tokyo (IPCC/AR6 Review Editor) 
 Debra Roberts, Co-Chair of IPCC/AR6 WGII  
Winston Chow, Co-Chair of IPCC/AR7 WGII 
Leila Niamir, Research Scholar, ECE, IIASA 
Eric Zusman, Research Leader, Integrated Sustainability Centre, IGES 
OGAWA Masako, Deputy Executive Director, MOEJ 
16:45-17:00Wrap-up and Closing RemarksOKI Taikan, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, University of Tokyo