Past COP side events:

COP17 and CMP7 side event Low Carbon Society (LCS) in Asia : from Planning to Implementation

Date and Time Friday, 2 December, 16:45-18:15
Venue Hex River (Room 3)
Durban Exibition Centre,
Durban, South Africa
Press Release Press release
Program and Speakers Flyer

Co-organized by

National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES, Japan) Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM, Malaysia)


We have developed a methodology to create quantitative scenarios and roadmaps towards low carbon societies in Asia. The event will present our latest scientific findings and feedback from policy-makers, mainly on 1) pathways to achieve 50% GHG cut by 2050 and the role of Asian countries, 2) our new challenge to develop science based low carbon policy in Iskandar Malaysia region.


Chairperosn: Dr. Junichi Fujino, NIES, Japan
Opening Remarks
Dr. Hideaki Nakane,   NIES, Japan
Prof. Ir. Dr. Mohd Azraai Kassim,   UTM , Malaysia
How Can Research Contribute to Asia LCS ? *
Dr. Mikiko Kainuma, NIES, Japan
Prof. Ho Chin Siong, UTM, Malaysia
Role of Implementing Agencies in the Asia LCS Process
Mr. Yutaka Matsuzawa
Ministry of the Environment, Japan
Mr. Mohamad Sa’elal
Iskandar Regional Development Authority, Malaysia
Mr. Masayuki Karasawa
Japan International Cooperation Agency, Japan
Panel Discussion : Challenges towards LCS
Dr. Kejun Jiang
Energy Research Institute, China
Prof. P.R. Shukla
Indian Institute of Management, India
Mr. Mohamad Sa’elal
Iskandar Regional Development Authority, Malaysia
Dr. Shuzo Nishioka
National Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Japan

*This presentation is based on "Asia LCS Research Project" (S-6 Project), supported by Environment Research and Technology Development Fund of Ministry of the Environment, Japan, and the Project for "Development of Low Carbon Society Scenarios for Asian Regions" under the Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development Program (SATREPS) supported by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST).

Contact us: Low-Carbon Asia Research
Low-Carbon Society Research Project