Commemorating the Japanese Edition of the “Science-Based Solutions Report: Air Pollution in the Asia-Pacific Region”
“Symposium on New Directions and Future Initiatives for Air Pollution Control in Asia"
-Aiming to simultaneously solve problems with air pollution, climate change, and the SDGs in the Asia-Pacific Region-

Air pollution, which has become a serious social problem in the Asia-Pacific region, is closely related to climate change, in terms of both impact and necessary countermeasures. It is also an important issue for achieving the SDGs.

Thus, at the request of the first UN Environmental Assembly, a core group of Asia-Pacific scholars summarised the scientific foundations for concrete solutions to address the problem of air pollution, in the “Science-Based Solutions Report: Air Pollution in the Asia-Pacific Region". With the announcement of the report at the First Global Conference on Air Pollution and Health, held by the World Health Organization (WHO), Asia's international promotion of countermeasures against air pollution are currently receiving a significant amount of attention.

Therefore, IGES and the Asian Center for Air Pollution Research (ACAP) will publish a Japanese edition of the report to raise the interest of stakeholders in Japan, and they are hosting this symposium as an opportunity to consider involvement in measures to control air pollution.

Along with publication of the report in Japanese, this symposium will present its background and contents, while also offering a place to discuss actions that should taken by the Japanese administration, research institutes, the private sector, and the attendees themselves.

Date Wednesday, 22 May, 2019 (14: 00-17: 10)
Venue Tokyo Minato-ku Shinbashi, AP Shinbashi Access
Organisers Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
Asian Center for Air Pollution Research (ACAP)
Collaborator Ministry of the Environment (MOEJ)
Languages English / Japanese (with simultaneous translation)
Capacity 150
Fee Free
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IGES Policy Report

13:30 Opening
14:00 Opening Remarks
  • Hideyuki Mori (Executive Director, IGES)
14:10 Guest speech
  • Dechen Tsering (Regional Director, UNEP Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (UNEP-ROAP))
14:30 Session1 Keynote speech
  • Hajime Akimoto (Guest Scientist, Center for Global Environmental Research, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES))
  • Kaoru Akahoshi (Policy Researcher, Sustainability Governance Centre, IGES)
15:25~15:35 break
15:35 Session2 Panel discussion
  • Katsunori Suzuki (Deputy Director, ESD Resource Center / Senior Fellow, IGES)
  • Katsumasa Seimaru (Deputy Director, Air Environment Division, Environmental Management Bureau, Ministry of the Environment, Japan (MOEJ))
  • Shiro Hatakeyama (Director General, Asia Center for Air Pollution Research (ACAP))
  • Takashi Ohmura (Senior Fellow, IGES)
  • Taizo Yamada (Senior Advisor (Environment)、P.E., Jp (Environmental Management and Planning), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA))
  • Masahiro Nochi (General Manager, Sales Department, SYSTEM ENG SERVICE CO., LTD.)
17:15 Closing Remarks
  • Shiro Hatakeyama (Director General, Asia Center for Air Pollution Research (ACAP))

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