International Workshop

How Can Asia Manage Air Pollution and Climate Change?
From Understanding Impacts to Implementing Solutions

The Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MOEJ) and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) organised an international workshop titled “How Can Asia Manage Air Pollution and Climate Change? From Understanding Impacts to Implementing Solutions”, with the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) as a co-organiser, on 19 February 2019 in Tokyo.

In 2018, a high-profile United Nations report on the multiple benefits of clean air identified 25 solutions that could improve health and well-being in Asia, while also mitigating climate change and achieving other development priorities. At the same time, there have been several important advances in research on similar themes in Japan, China, Korea, and many other Asian countries. Research on the multiple benefits of managing air pollution and climate change could presumably inform policy for years to come. Nonetheless, there remain significant gaps between the research and actual experiences implementing solutions to air pollution and climate change problems. This workshop brought together internationally recognised experts from Japan, China, Korea, and Europe. They discussed how Asia can close the gap between understanding impacts and implementing solutions, based on presentations of recent research findings in addition to cases of policy implementation in Japan, China and Korea.

Date & Time 19 February 2019 13:30-17:30
Venue TKP Shimbashi Conference Center
Hall 2A (2nd Floor), 1−15−1 Nishishinbashi, Minato, Tokyo, 105-0003  »access
Organisers Ministry of the Environment
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
Collaborator International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Language English/Japanese with simultaneous translation
Number of participants Approx. 100
Download All  (zip 17.2MB) Agenda
13:30 Welcoming Remarks
  • Hideyuki Mori (Executive Director, IGES)
  • Kazuhiko Takemoto (United Nations University-Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS))
13:40 Opening Address
  • Dechen Tsering (Regional Director and Representative for Asia and the Pacific, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP))
13:50 Session 1: Understanding Impacts
Chair:
  • Feng Xiangzhao (Deputy Director, Climate Change Policy Research Department, Policy Research Center for Economy and Environment (PRCEE),Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE))
Panelist:
  • Eric Zusman (Research Leader, Sustainability Governance Centre, IGES)
    Framing Presentation

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  • Kentaroh Suzuki (Associate Professor, Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo)

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  • Hooman Farzaneh (Associate Professor, Platform of Inter/Transdisciplinary Energy Research, Kyushu University)

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  • Ken Yamashita (Department Head, Planning and Training Department, Asia Center for Air Pollution Research (ACAP))

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  • Zig Klimont (Senior Scholar, Air Quality and Greenhouse Gases, IIASA)

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15:20 Break
15:30 Keynote Address
  • Markus Amann (Program Director, Air Quality and Greenhouse Gases, IIASA)

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15:55 Session 2: Implementing Solutions
Chair:
  • Satoshi Kojima (Principal Coordinator, Strategic Management Office, IGES)
Panelist:
  • Li Liping (Division Director, Policy Research Center for Economy and Environment (PRCEE),Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE))

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  • Yeora Chae (Chief Research Associate, Climate Change and Atmosphere Research, Korean Environmental Institute (KEI))

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  • Minako Kawai (Section Chief, International Cooperation Office, Environmental Management Bureau, Ministry of the Environment)

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  • So-Young Lee (Research Manager, Sustainability Governance Centre, IGES)

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17:10 Concluding Panel with Chairs from the Two Sessions, IIASA, and MOEJ
Chair:
  • Katsunori Suzuki (Senior Fellow, IGES)
17:30 Closing remarks
  • Satoshi Tanaka (MOEJ)
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