The Commemorative Symposium on the IPCC Session convened in Kyoto: “To Realize a Decarbonized Society – the State of the World and Kyoto’s Challenges”

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.

Date 11 May 2019 10:30-18:00
Venue Kyoto International Conference Centre
Organiser City of Kyoto
Collaborators Ministry of the Environment, Kyoto University, Research Institute for Humanity and nature (RIHN), ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) Japan, Kyoto Environmental Activities Association (KEAA), Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
Language English/Japanese with simultaneous translation
Capacity 300
Fee Free
Related Link https://www.city.kyoto.lg.jp/kankyo/page/0000249490.html
Programme
10:30~12:00 Greetings from the Organizers
  • Daisaku Kadokawa, Mayor of Kyoto City
  • Special Lecture
  • Tetsuzo Yasunari, Director-General of Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN)
13:00~15:50 Greetings
  • Ministry of the Environment, Japan
Panel Discussion 1
The state of the world and the decarbonizing future of Japan ~ taking into account the IPCC 1.5℃ Special Report ~

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

    (Facilitator)
  • Tomoko Ishikawa, Joint-Director of Knowledge and Communications, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
  • (Panelists)
  • Ministry of the Environment, Japan (TBA)
  • Co-Chair, Working Group III. IPCC (TBA)
  • Seita Emori, Deputy Director, National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan
  • Kentaro Tamura, Research Leader of Climate and Energy area, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
Panel Discussion 2
Kyoto's Challenge ~The Road to Project "0"~

Discussions on Kyoto's efforts and potential for realizing a carbon-neutral society

Closing Session
  • Tetsuzo Yasunari, Director-General of Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN)
  • Hironori Hamanaka, Chair of ICLEI Japan
  • Hiroshi Takatsuki, Chairman of Kyoto Environmental Activities Association (KEAA)
  • Daisaku Kadokawa, Mayor of Kyoto City
16:00~18:00 A discussion between the Dean of Kyoto University and young researchers

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