Japan-UK Joint Research Project
Developing Vision Developing Vision for a Low-Carbon Society through Sustainable Development
-around 20 countries participation-
Open Symposium

June. 13 (The.), 2006, 13:00-17:00 (Open 12:30)
Mita Kyoyo Kaigisho, Tokyo, Japan.
English and Japanese (Simultaneous interpretation available)
Free of Charge (Registration is required)
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, UK.
Ministry of Environment Japan (MOEJ)
British Embassy Tokyo
National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)

The Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MoEJ) and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in the UK (Defra) are jointly promoting a scientific research project: Developing visions for a Low Carbon Society through sustainable development. They will promote studies toward achieving a Low Carbon Society (LCS) by 2050 in collaboration, encourage other countries to engage in LCS studies, and jointly hold series of international workshops. The first workshop will be held in 2006 in Tokyo.
It is vital to consider how the current upward trend in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions can be halted. A reduction of global anthropogenic GHG emissions by more than half of the existing levels over the period 2050 to 2100 would be required to limit the temperature increase of 2° C above the pre-industrial level.
This symposium seeks the keys to realize deep cut in GHG emissions through sustainable development.


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12:30 Registration
13:00-13:15 Welcome address
Keynote Speech
13:15-13:40 Avoiding Dangerous Climate Change: Impact and Science of Climate Change David Warrilow (Defra, UK)
13:40-14:05 Japan Low-Carbon society scenarios Junichi Fujino (NIES)
14:05-14:30 India sustainable development scenarios P.R.Shukla (Indian Institute of Management, India)
14:30-14:55 UK Low-Carbon society scenarios Jim Watson (SPRU, University of Sussex, UK)
14:55-15:20 What kind of international collaboration we need for global Low-Carbon society David Jhirad (WRI)
15:20-15:40 Break
Panel Discussion
15:40-16:55 Panel Discussion "How can we develop Low-Carbon societies through sustainable development?"

Coordinator: Jim Skea (UKERC, UK)

  China: Jiang Kejun (ERI) slide
EU: Thomas Van Ierland (EC) slide
India: P.R. Shukla (IIM) slide
Japan: Shuzo Nishioka (NIES) slide
USA: Jonathan Pershing (WRI) slide
16:55-17:00 Closing Address
Ryutaro Ohtsuka (President of NIES, Japan)