Global Environmental Research Fund (GERF/S-3)
Japan Low-Carbon Society Scenarios toward 2050 Project workshop
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Date: February 13, 2009 (Fri.) 10:00 - 17:35
Venue: Tsukuba International Congress Center (Epochal Tsukuba), Convention Hall 300
2-20-3 Takezono, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0032, Japan
  Environment and Climate Change was one of the main issues of the Hokkaido Toyako Summit in July 2008, and a summary of that conference stated a long term goal that “with respect to the goal of achieving at least 50% reduction of global emissions by 2050, the G8 leaders agreed to seek to share and adopt it with all Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.”
  It is apparent that in the days ahead, developing countries and Asian countries, also, will have to move toward Low-Carbon Society. In this workshop, we first examined how the five-year results of the Japan Low Carbon Scenarios toward 2050 Project (funded by the Global Environmental Research Fund) may be applied to Asian countries. Following that, we heard from local researchers about research into Low-Carbon Society in Asia. Finally, we further examined possible paths toward Low-Carbon Societies in Asia utilizing a panel discussion.
Report of " Toward Low-Carbon Society: Japan Scenarios and Asian Challege"
Report of this workshop were published. (2009. 6. 25 upload)
*Japanese and English are described in parallel. Some part of sentences has been described only in Japanese.
The file for download is here . (pdf: 57.6KB)
10:00-10:05 Opening Remarks

Mr. Yasushi Tadami (Ministry of the Environment, Japan)
10:05-10:15 Objectives of this workshop (Japanese)(pdf: 15.1KB)

Dr. Shuzo Nishioka (Project leader: National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Japan)
Part 1: "Experience of Japan Low-Carbon Society Studies"
Chair: Dr. Junichi Fujino (NIES, Japan)
Language: Japanese (with simultaneous interpretation)
10:15-11:00 "Comprehensive LCS modeling and its application to Japan" (pdf: 5.93MB)

Dr. Shuichi Ashina (NIES, Japan)
11:00-11:30 "Long-term CO2 reduction strategy of transport sector in view of technological innovation and behavioral change"(pdf: 2.44MB)

Dr. Keisuke Matsuhashi (NIES, Japan)
11:30-12:00 "Influence of regional characteristics on reduction potential of carbon dioxide in household and business sectors" (Japanese)(pdf: 373KB)

Prof. Toshiya Aramaki (Toyo University, Japan)
12:00-13:00 Lunch
Part 2: "Activities toward Low-Carbon Societies in Asia"
Chair: Dr. Mikiko Kainuma (NIES, Japan)
Language: English (with simultaneous interpretation)
13:00-13:25 "Sustainable Transportation Challenge in Singapore" (pdf: 2.65MB)

Prof. Lee Der-Horng (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
13:25-13:50 "Challenge of Low-Carbon City in Asia"(pdf: 173KB)

Prof. Fwa Tien Fang (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
13:50-14:15 Biomass strategy in India
"Biomass based Decentralized Energy solutions" (pdf: 624KB)

Mr. Sunil Dhingra (The Energy and Resources Institute, India)
14:15-14:40  Financing
"Financing for Low Carbon Societies in Asia" (pdf: 99.8KB)

Prof. Mizan R. Khan (North South University, Bangladesh) 
14:40-15:05 Asian Consciousness
"Gross National Happiness" (pdf: 62KB)

Dasho Paljor J. Dorji (Special Adivisor, National Environment Commission, Bhutan)
15:05-15:30 Q&A, Discussion
15:30-15:50 Coffee Break
Part 3: Panel Discussion: Toward Sustainable Low-Carbon Society in Asia
Chair: Dr. Shuzo Nishioka (Project leader: NIES, Japan)
Language: Japanese (with simultaneous interpretation)
15:50-15:55 Introduction (pdf: 239KB)

Dr. Shuzo Nishioka(Project leader: NIES, Japan)
15:55-16:05 From the perspective of development cooperation and finance
"Towards a Low Carbon Asia: The Role of Development Cooperation & Finance" (pdf: 1.58MB)

Dr. Masahiro Kawai (Asian Development Bank Institute, Japan)
16:05-16:15  From the perspective of Business
"Low-Carbon Society in Asia: From the perspective of Business" (pdf: 419KB)

Mr. Junya Nishikawa (Mitsui & Co., LTD., Japan)
16:15-16:25  From the perspective of Development Economics
"Toward Sustainable Low-Carbon Society in Asia: From the Perspective of Development Economics" (pdf: 132KB)

Prof. Keijiro Otsuka (National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Japan)  
16:25-17:30 Panel Discussion and Question and Answer
17:30-17:35 Closing remarks

Dr. Yoshifumi Yasuoka (Executive Director, NIES, Japan)
18:00- Reception at Restaurant Espoir in Tsukuba International Congress Center

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