Open Symposium “Challenges to achieve Low Carbon Society
- 1st anniversary of Kyoto Protocol -”
Time Feb. 16 (Thu.), 2006, 18:00-20:30 (Open 17:30)
Venue Aoyama "Spiral" Hall
(5-6-23 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo)
Language English and Japanese (Simultaneous interpretation available)
Fee Free of Charge(Registration is required)
Organizer Ministry of Environment Japan (MOEJ)
Co-organizer British Embassy to Japan,
National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)
This symposium focuses on current situation of global warming, meaning of Kyoto Protocol, pathway toward low carbon society (LCS) and its feasibility. We'd like to discuss what kinds of countermeasures we need to take action now to achieve LCS based on long-term perspectives.
Since Kyoto Protocol has brought into effect on Feb.16th 2005, concrete countermeasures to tackle with global warming are required. At UNFCCC COP/MOP1 and COP11 in Montreal during Nov.28th to Dec.9th, delegates adopted the ground rules for administering the Kyoto Protocol and reached agreement on text for future action.
In Japan, a research project on "Japan Low Carbon Society Scenarios toward 2050" (Global Environment Fund, MoEJ) has been conducted since Apr. 2004 and more than 50 researchers have investigated pathways to realize LCS from various aspects. UK published Energy White paper "Our energy future - creating a low carbon economy" in 2003 to put a path to cut the UK's carbon dioxide emissions by some 60% by about 2050 with real progress by 2020, such as UK Energy Research Center (UKERC) was established in 2004 to achieve sustainable energy economy and the 40% House project studies behavioural and technological changes in the search for how UK households can meet the 60% target.
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18:00-18:05 Opening Remarks
Keynote Speech
18:05-18:20 Japan Low Carbon Society Scenarios and Countermeasures Junichi Fujino
(Senior Researcher, NIES)
18:20-18:35 UK Low Carbon Society Scenarios and Countermeasures

Jim Skea
(Research Director, UKERC)

18:35-18:45 Break
Panel Discussion
18:45-20:25 Panel Discussion


Shuzo Nishioka, Executive Director, NIES
Jim Skea, Research Director, UKERC
Junko Edahiro, Co-Founder and Co-Chief Executive, Japan for Sustainability (JFS)
Keisuke Hanaki, Professor, The University of Tokyo

MC: Megumi Yoshimoto, Announcer
20:25-20:30 Closing Remarks
Contact us: Low-Carbon Asia Research
Low-Carbon Society Research Project