Programme

Language: English / Japanese with simultaneous interpretation

DAY1: 7/25 Understanding Where We Are

9:00-9:20
Opening Session (OP)
    Welcome Remarks
  • Kazuhiko Takeuchi, Chair of the Board of Directors, IGES
  • Guest Remarks
  • Yasuo Takahashi, Vice Minister for Global Environmental Affairs, Ministry of the Environment, Japan
  • Yoshisato Asaba, Vice Governor, Kanagawa Prefectural Government
Room 301+302
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9:30-11:40
Eye-Opener Room 301+302
Eye on Science: Zooming in on the Future
  • Hoesung Lee, Chair, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
  • Anne Larigauderie, Executive Secretary, Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)
  • Pavel Kabat, Director General and Chief Executive Officer, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
  • Naoko Ishii, CEO & Chairperson, Global Environment Facility (GEF)/ International Advisor, Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Japan
  • Ajay Mathur, Director General, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
  • Moderator
  • Keisuke Kubota, Senior Staff Writer & Editorial Writer, Nikkei Inc.
Keynote dialogue details
13:30-15:30
Plenary Session (P-1) Room 301+302
Business and Finance in the Face of a Changing Climate: Risks and Opportunities
  • Rintaro Tamaki, Deputy Secretary-General, The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  • Ligia Noronha, Director, Economy Division, UN Environment
  • Ma Jun, Chief Economist, Research Bureau, The People's Bank of China
  • Yeo Lian Sim, Special Adviser Diversity, Singapore Exchange (SGX) / Vice Chair, Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)
  • Hideyuki Kanemitsu, Head of Unit, Corporate Environmental and CSR Strategy Unit, Fujitsu Limited
  • Framing Presentation
  • Naoki Mori, Executive Coordinator, Strategic Management Office, IGES
  • Moderator
  • Hironori Hamanaka, Special Research Advisor, IGES
P-1 Details
15:50-17:20 Thematic Tracks  Three Pathways to a Climate-Resilient Society
Thematic Tracks (TT-1) Room 301+302
Long-term Decarbonisation Strategies: Pathway to a Smooth Transformation
  • Kentaro Tamura, Research Leader, Climate and Energy, IGES
  • Stefan Lechtenböhmer, Director, Future Energy and Mobility Structures, Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy
  • Stéfan Le Dû, Sustainable Development Councilor, Regional Economic Department, Embassy of France in Japan
  • Moderator
  • Toshihiko Masui, Head, Center for Social and Environmental Systems Research(Integrated Environment and Economy Section), National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)
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Thematic Tracks (TT-2) Room 303
Innovative Approaches to Stimulate Low-carbon Technology Transfer
    Opening Remarks
  • Ministry of the Environment, Japan (tbc)
  • Naoya Tsukamoto, Project Director, UNU-IAS
  • Presentation
  • Abdessalem Rabhi, Programme Manager, Kansai Research Centre, IGES
  • Panelists
  • Dechen Tsering, Regional Director, UN Environment in Asia and the Pacific
  • Girish Sethi, Senior Director, Industrial Energy Efficiency Division, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
  • Takashi Hongo, Senior Fellow, Mitsui Global Strategic Studies Institute
  • Tsukasa Saito, Fellow, IGES
  • Moderator
  • Norichika Kanie, Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University / Senior Research Fellow, UNU-IAS
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Thematic Tracks (TT-3) Room 304
Market Changes: Making Headway with Carbon Pricing in Asia
  • Ai Kaibu, Deputy Director, Office of Market Mechanisms, Global Environmental Bureau, Ministry of the Environment, Japan
  • Qimin Chai, Director, International Cooperation Department, National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation (NCSC), China
  • Il-Young Oh, Director, Climate Change Policy Division, Future & Social Policy Bureau, Ministry of Strategy and Finance, Korea
  • Akiko Miura, Director, Emission Cap and Trade Section, Climate Change & Energy Division, Bureau of Environment, Tokyo Metropolitan Government
  • Zhen Jin, Research Manager, Climate and Energy, IGES
  • Moderator
  • Yuji Mizuno, Director of Climate and Energy Area, IGES
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DAY 2: 7/26 Delivering a Better Future

9:00-9:30
Keynote Speech Room 301+302
Making Sustainability the Heart of Local Actions in Asia
  • Akira Yokochi, Director, Global Issues Cooperation Division, International Cooperation Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
Special Session Details
9:40-11:40
Plenary Session (P-2) Room 301+302
From Good Practices to Great Transformations: How can the SDGs Bring Scalable Change to Asia?
  • Bambang Susantono, Vice-President, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  • Herbert M Bautista, Mayor, Quezon City, the Philippines
  • Hidemitsu Sasaya, Managing Executive Officer / Manager, CSR Promotion Department, ITO EN, LTD.
  • Miyuki Hokugo, Staff Writer of Asahi Shimbun
  • Framing Presentation
  • Eric Zusman, Research Leader, Sustainability Governance Centre, IGES
  • Moderator
  • Hideyuki Mori, President, IGES
P-2 Details
13:30-15:00 Thematic Tracks  Leveraging Solutions: Smart Policies, Plans, and Actions
Thematic Tracks (TT-4) Room 301+302
City Champions: Taking Theory and Practice to the Next Level
    Keynote Speech
  • Mohamed Khaled Nordin, Chief Minister of Johor, State Government of Johor, Malaysia
  • Speakers
  • Kenji Suzuki, Senior Director for Policy Coordination, Bureau of Environment, Tokyo Metropolitan Government
  • Itsu Adachi, Director, Infrastructure and Peacebuilding Department, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
  • Kazuyuki Tani, Mayor, Shimokawa Town
  • Stefanos Fotiou, Director, Environment and Development Division, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)
  • Presentation
  • Yatsuka Kataoka, Joint-Programme Director, City Taskforce, IGES
  • Moderator
  • Junichi Fujino, Programme Director, City Taskforce, IGES
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Thematic Tracks (TT-5) Room 303
Integrating SDGs in Asia: an Action Menu for Policymakers
  • Xin Zhou, Research Leader, Strategic and Quantitative Analysis Centre, IGES
  • Bijon Kumer Mitra, Senior Policy Researcher, Natural Resources and Ecosystem Services, IGES
  • Ryoko Nakano, Research Manager, Sustainability Governance Centre, IGES
  • Tetsuro Yoshida, Research Manager, Sustainability Governance Centre, IGES
  • Ken Kubokura, Senior Deputy Director, Office for Global Issues and Development Partnership, Operations Strategy Department, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
  • Moderator
  • Simon Hoiberg Olsen, Senior Researcher, IGES
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Thematic Tracks (TT-6) Room 304
The Role of the JCM in Tackling Climate Change in Emerging Economies
  • Kentaro Takahashi, Programme Manager, Climate and Energy, IGES
  • Kazuhisa Koakutsu, Deputy Director, Office of Market Mechanisms, Global Environmental Bureau, Ministry of the Environment, Japan (MOEJ)
  • Omedi Moses Jura, Deputy Director, Climate Change & Mitigation, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Kenya
  • Paweena Panichayapichet, Manager, Review and Monitoring Office, Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (TGO)
  • Moderator
  • Yuji Mizuno, Director of Climate and Energy Area, IGES
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15:20-16:50 Thematic Tracks  Leveraging Solutions: Smart Policies, Plans, and Actions
Thematic Tracks (TT-7) Room 301+302
Looking at SDGs Through a Resource Lens
  • Agamuthu Pariatamby, Professor, Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya
  • Masahiko Hirao, Professor, Department of Chemical System Engineering, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
  • Kimio Sakai, Vice-mayor, Oki Town, Fukuoka Prefecture
  • Shunichi Honda, Programme Officer, International Environmental Technology Centre, Economy Division, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • Moderator
  • Kazunobu Onogawa, Director, IGES Centre Collaborating with UNEP on Environmental Technologies
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Thematic Tracks (TT-8) Room 303
Putting Sustainability at the Heart of Landscape and Seascape Management – Key Roles Played by Subnational and Local Governments
    Opening Remarks
  • Kazuhiko Takeuchi, Chair of the Board of Directors, IGES / Director and Project Professor, IR3S, The University of Tokyo / Senior Visiting Professor, UNU-IAS
  • Speakers
  • Yutaka Takaishi, Environmental Advisor, Hanshin-Kita District Administration Office of Hyogo Prefecture
  • Gerald Jetony, Senior Geologist, Natural Resources Office of Sabah State, Malaysia
  • Marçal Gusmao, Lecturer and Vice-Director, Centre for Climate Change and Biodiversity, National University of East Timor (UNTL) / National Focal Point for the Nagoya Protocol of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (UNCBD), Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Environment, Timor-Leste
  • Pia Sethi, Fellow and Area Convener, Centre for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
  • Moderator
  • Naoya Tsukamoto, Project Director, UNU-IAS
»Details
Thematic Tracks (TT-9) Room 304
Climate-fragility Risk Reduction for Development and Peace
  • Tomoaki Ishigaki, Director, Climate Change Division, International Cooperation Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
  • Prabhakar SVRK, Research Manager, Natural Resources and Ecosystem Services, IGES
  • Tsuyoshi Fujita, Director, Center for Social and Environmental Systems Research, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)
  • Mikio Ishiwatari, Senior Advisor, Disaster Management and Water Resources Management, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
  • Takeshi Komino, General Secretary, CWS Japan
  • Moderator
  • Rajib Shaw , Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance / Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University Shonan Fujisawa Campus
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17:00-17:15
Closing Plenary (CL): Building an Alliance for a Future We Want
    Closing Remarks
  • Hideyuki Mori, President, IGES
Room 301+302
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※ Speakers are subject to change.

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