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Programme: Open Session

ISAP Open Session
DAY 1: 12 July (Mon)

9:30-12:15  Plenary: Opening Session
Opening Remarks Hironori Hamanaka, IGES Chair of the Board of Directors
Guest Remarks Shigefumi Matsuzawa, Governor of Kanagawa Prefecture
Kazuhiko Takemoto, Vice-Minister for Global Environmental Affairs, Ministry of the Environment, Japan
 
Keynote Session
"Long-term perspectives to build a low carbon Asia-Pacific"
Moderator: Ryokichi Hirono, Professor Emeritus, Seikei University
Capacity Development for Low Carbon Economies - AIT's Perspectives (620KB)
Said Irandoust, President of Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)
Long-term Perspectives to Build a Low Carbon Asia-Pacific (28KB)
Bindu N. Lohani, Vice-President (Finance and Administration), Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Climate Actions and National Interests (784KB)
Hoesung Lee, Vice-Chair, IPCC
 
Panel Discussion
"Establishing an Asian-style cooperative system towards a Low-Carbon Asia-Pacific 2020"
Moderator: Shuzo Nishioka, Senior Research Advisor, IGES
Implication of CoP16 to Asian Countries (133KB)
Young-Woo Park, Regional Director, UNEP Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (UNEP ROAP)
Low-Carbon Energy Transformational Pathways (504KB)
Nay Htun, Professor, State University of New York, Stony Brook
SUSTAINABLE AND LOW-CARBON DEVELOPMENT INNOVATIVE PATHWAY FOR SOUTH-SOUTH COOPERATION (1.6MB)
Monthip Sriratana Tabucanon, Principal Inspector General, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Thailand
How we construct Asia-Pacific Low Carbon Community towards 2020 (705KB)
Yasushi Fukuizumi, Deputy General Manager, Sustainable Energy & Environment Strategic Planning Department, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.


13:15-18:00  The session according to the theme
13:15-14:15
Asia-Pacific Perspectives on Future Climate Regime
This Open Session aimed at providing updated information on post-Copenhagen development to the audience and discussing various perspectives on the future climate regime from Asia-Pacific perspective. The Session started with a brief introduction by the moderator to explain the objective and the outline of the session. The first presentation provided an overview of post-Copenhagen development and put the Session in the context of the current development of international negotiations on future climate regime. The following two presentations introduced China’s and Indonesia’s expectations for the future climate regime. The final presentation touched upon comparability of mitigation efforts/actions among developed and developing countries.
Moderator: Takejiro Sueyoshi, Special Advisor to UNEP Finance Initiative and the Principles for Responsible Investment in the Asia Pacific Region
CHINA'S MITIGATION TARGET: OPPORTUNITY AND CHALLENGE (870KB)
Fei Teng, Associate Professor, Tsinghua University, China
Toward LCDS and the Challenges: Indonesia Case (766KB)
Rizaldi Boer, Bogor University of Agriculture, Indonesia
Factors relevant to assessing comparability (41KB)
Jusen Asuka, Director, Climate Change Group, IGES
What's happening on after Copenhagen ? (42KB)
Yuji Mizuno, Director, Market Mechanisms Sub-Group, IGES


14:30-15:30
Accounting for Co-benefits: Toward stronger climate change, development, and air pollution policies in Asia
This session aimed to familiarise the audience with diverse views of co-benefits and understand how accounting for different co-benefits could strengthen climate change, development, and air pollution policies in Asia. The session also introduced plans for a Co-benefits Partnership for Asia that will contribute to the development, sharing, and application of knowledge on co-benefits.
Moderator: Charmine Koda, Journalist
Co-benefits Approach in Asia: From Air Pollution to Climate Change  (313KB)
May Ajero, Air Quality Program Manager, Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities (CAI-Asia) Center
Transport Co-benefits in Asia: From Concept to Reality (248KB)
Cornie Huizenga, Joint Convener, Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport Initiative (SLoCat)
ADB's View on Co-benefits (155KB)
Kotaro Kawamata, Environmental Specialist, Environment and Safeguards Division, Regional and Sustainable Development Department, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Asian Co-benefits Partnership (83KB)
Katsunori Suzuki, Professor, Frontier Science Organization, Kanazawa University
Integrated Climate-Air Pollution Strategies and Co-Benefits: Policies and Programmes of the Global Atmospheric Pollution Forum and the UNECE LRTAP Convention (132KB)
Richard Mills, Convener, Global Atmospheric Pollution Forum
Accounting for Co-benefits: (1.1MB)
Eric Zusman, Policy Researcher, Climate Change Group, IGES

15:45-16:45
REDD+: Progress, Challenges and Ways Forward: From the local to the global
Parties to the UNFCCC are currently attempting to reach agreement on a decision for enhanced national/international action for developing countries to reduce emissions and enhance carbon stocks in their forest sectors. However, history shows us that slowing or halting deforestation is not a simple task. The objective of this session was to increase understanding of progress towards a global decision on REDD+ and to extract lessons from national REDD+ preparations and REDD+ demonstration activities.
Moderator: Zakri Abdul Hamid, Director of the Centre for Global Sustainability Studies at Universiti Sains Malaysia and Science Advisor to the Government of Malaysia
Oddar Meanchey CF REDD: Bringing Cambodia's First REDD Project to Market (214KB)
Amanda Bradley, Program Director, Community Forestry Partnership Program, Pact Cambodia
The importance of governance to REDD+ activities: Lessons from Ulu Masen (308KB)
Lesley McCulloch, Eye on Aceh, Indonesia
PNG REDD+ STRATEGY, PROGRESS & CHALLENGES (281KB)
Gewa Gamoga, Officer, REDD & Climate Change Branch, Forest Policy Planning Directorate, Papua New Guinea
REDD-plus: State of play and challenges ahead (246KB)
Henry Scheyvens, Director, Natural Resources Management Group, IGES

17:00-18:00
Mainstreaming Adaptation: Linking research and actions on the ground
This plenary session brought together various members of the UNEP Asia Pacific Adaptation Network and other important players in national level policy research and policy decisions and practitioners to divulge into the issue of how networking of service providers (research institutions and knowledge generators) and service clients (governments at various levels and developmental agencies) can be effective in initiating pragmatic adaptation policy actions where they are needed most. The session followed the style of a panel discussion.
Moderator: Srinivasan Ancha, Senior Climate Change Specialist, Asian Development Bank(ADB)
Sreeja Nair, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
Khlok Vichet Ratha, Climate Change Department of the Ministry of Environment, Cambodia
Kazuya Yasuhara, Professor Emeritus, Ibaraki University
Eklabya Sharma, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development(ICIMOD)
Mahesh Pradhan, United Nations Environment Programme, The Regional Office for Asia Pacific (UNEP/ROAP)
Daisuke Sano, Deputy Director, Natural Resource Management Group, IGES
Prabhakar Sivapuram, Policy Researcher, Adapation Team, Natural Resource Management Group, IGES


DAY 2: 13 July (Tue)
9:30-11:45 Plenary: White Paper III Launch
Opening Remarks
Hironori Hamanaka, IGES Chair of the Board of Directors


9:30-10:15
Keynote Discussion
"Moving away from the mass-production and mass-consumption economy: An alternative development model in Asia?"
Moderator: Hideyuki Mori, President of IGES
Revitalising traditional wisdoms on sustainable consumption & production (208KB)
Saburo Kato, Chairperson, Japan Association of Environment and Society for the 21st Century (JAES21)
IGES White Paper III (1.3MB)
Peter King, IGES Senior Policy Advisor
 
 
10:15-11:45
Transitioning to Sustainable Consumption and Production: Opportunities for Asian prosperity on a finite planet
The session identified some of the major shortcomings of the current approaches to a low-carbon society. It indicated key entry points for more effective policy approaches to sustainability and discuss what factors can facilitate a sustainability transition of the Asia-Pacific region. One of the messages came out of the discussion was that development strategies relying mainly on technological progress and efficiency improvements are infeasible. Shifting society to sustainability will require changes also in lifestyles and consumption patterns. To make that happen there is a need to critically examine the factors that shape our aspirations and our perception of a good life, and the structures that constrain and enable our lifestyle choices and habits.
Moderator: Anthony Chiu, President, Asia Pacific Round Table for Sustainable Consumption and Production
SCP Panel Discussion
 (368KB)
Sustainable production and consumption patterns - a resource and lifestyle perspective (564KB)
Maria Jolanta Welfens, Project Coordinator, Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy
Sustainable Material Use (326KB)
Kohmei Halada, Managing Director, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
Opportunities and challenges for ‘lifestyle leapfrogging' in China (452KB)
Patrick Schroeder, International Advisor, China Association for NGO Cooperation (CANGO)
Global consumption structure and regional cooperation (431KB, Japanese only)
Satoshi Kojima, Director, Economy and Environment Group, IGES
Sustainable Consumption - Two Separate but Connected Aspects (149KB)
Magnus Bengtsson, Director, Sustainable Consumption and Production Group, IGES
 
12:00-13:30  Special Lunch Session
Key Messages from the IGES White Paper III: Current responses and the future direction of SCP in the Asia-Pacific region
The IGES White Paper III is a unique publication for its breadth of coverage and depth of analysis using original IGES research findings and case studies, and the focus on practical, policy-oriented key messages relevant to the Asia-Pacific region. The purpose of this session was for the authors to reflect on these key messages of the White Paper and to allow the audience to become familiar with the core concepts and challenges for SCP in the region through discussion between the authors and during the Q&A session.
Moderator:Hideyuki Mori, President of IGES
Is the Customer Really King? -Stakeholder analysis for sustainable consumption and production using the example of the packaging value chain- (196KB, in Japanese)
Yasuhiko Hotta, Deputy Director, Sustainable Consumption and Production Group, IGES
United we stand: regional cooperation from a wider perspective of sustainable consumption and production (130KB, in Japanese)
Satoshi Kojima
, Director, Economy and Environment Group, IGES
Synergies between regulatory and voluntary instruments and awareness raising of consumers: Towards sustainable production and consumption of tropical forest products (174KB, in Japanese)
Kimihiko Hyakumura, Policy Researcher, Natural Resources Management Group, IGES


12:45-17:30  The session according to the theme
12:45-13:45
Coping Strategies for Groundwater Under Threat
It is said groundwater is under stress but we do not know much what really happens on groundwater resources in different regions in Asia. This session aimed to facilitate the understandings on the state of groundwater problems, measures taken and future challenges through panel discussion.
Moderator: Akio Morishima, Special Research Advisor, IGES
Ground Water Contamination In Map Ta Phut Industrial Complex Thailand (2.6MB)
Chayawee Wangcharoenrung, Environmental Officer, Water Quality Management Bureau, Pollution Control Department, Thailand
The Country's Most Strict Groundwater Management System (283KB)
Jianqing Yang, Center for Groundwater Monitoring of Ministry of Water Resources of China
Temporal change of groundwater-related problems in urban geosphere A case example from Tokyo (2.1MB)
Tomochika Tokunaga, Department of Environment Systems, School of Frontier Sciences, University of Tokyo (as a representative of the Japanese Association of Groundwater Hydrology)
Critical Issues on Groundwater in India (666KB)
Devesh Sharma, Assistant Professor, TERI University
Groundwater in Asia under Threats (626KB)
Yatsuka Kataoka, Director, Freshwater Sub-group, IGES


 
14:00-15:00
The Challenges and Opportunities for Improving Corporate Environmental Management in Developing Asia
The fast growth of economy has caused various problems on the environment in developing Asian countries. Corporate environmental management (CEM) must be improved dramatically to fill up the large gap in traditional pollution control and the mitigation of carbon emissions. By picking up China and India as the representatives from developing Asia, this session briefly introduced current CEM practices in these two countries, and discussed policy needs for enhancing CEM from a future perspective.
Moderator: Masanobu Ishikawa, Professor, Graduate school of Economics (Ph.D), Kobe University
Corporate environmental management through industrial clusters in China (290KB)
Lei Shi, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, China
Environmental regulations and challenges in their implementation: The case of SMEs in India (262KB)
Prosanto Pal, Senior Fellow, Industrial Energy Efficiency Division, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), India
(Presentation in Japanese) (1.3MB)
Suehiro Hanada, Manager of Industrial Policy Division, Office for Environmental Model City Promotion, City of Kitakyushu
The Challenges and Opportunities for Improving Corporate Environmental Management in Developing Asia (329KB)
Tomohiro Shishime, Deputy Director-General, IGES Kansai Research Centre
Information Disclosure Strategy for Enhancing Corporate Environmental Management (1.5MB)
Xianbing Liu, Senior Policy Researcher, IGES Kansai Research Centre
Potential Benefits and Barriers pertaining to TT (75KB)
Yuki Shiga, Researcher, IGES Kansai Research Centre




15:15-16:15
Can Biofuels Contribute to Building a Sustainable Society?
This session discussed issues relating to the sustainability of biofuels based on recent research. Discussed topics are: food-fuel conflict, land use change, analysis of stakeholder viewpoints, and specific issues relating to Japan and other Asian countries.
Moderator: Kazuhiko Takeuchi, Vice Rector, United Nations University (UNU) ; Deputy Executive Director, Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S), University of Tokyo
Zakri Abdul Hamid, Director of the Centre for Global Sustainability Studies at Universiti Sains Malaysia ; Science Advisor to the Government of Malaysia
Hirotaka Matsuda, Project Lecturer/Ph.D, Transdisciplinary Initiative for Global Sustainability (TIGS), Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S), University of Tokyo
Development of the knowledge structuring and policy-making support tools for biofuel issues using ontological engineering (575KB)
Osamu Saito, Assistant Professor, Waseda Institute for Advanced Study, Waseda University
Stakeholder analysis for biofuel deployment policy: cases from Brazil and Indonesia (51KB)
Masahiro Matsuura, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Tokyo
Policy Issues Relating to the Sustainability of Biofuels in Asia (304KB)
Mark Elder, Principal Researcher and Director, Governance and Capacity Group, IGES

 
16:30-17:30
Harnessing Biodiversity: Strategic policies and concerted actions
Moderator: Charmine Koda, Jounarist
Major agenda for COP10 (530KB)
Tsunao Watanabe, Ministry of the Environment, Japan
ISAP 2010 Session: Harnessing Biodiversity - Strategic Policies and Concerted Actions (207KB)
Zakri Abdul Hamid, Director of the Centre for Global Sustainability Studies at Universiti Sains Malaysia and Science Advisor to the Government of Malaysia
Sub-global Assessment of Satoyama and Satoumi in Japan (154KB)
Kazuhiko Takeuchi, Vice Rector, United Nations University (UNU) ; Deputy Executive Director, Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S)
Lesson and findings from the filed Income generation and livelihood improvement for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Conservation (422KB)
Masanori Kobayashi, Senior Coordinator, Programme Management Office, IGES


17:30-18:00  Plenary: Closing Session
ISAP Summing up from selected moderators
Ryokichi Hirono, Professor Emeritus, Seikei University
Charmine Koda, Journalist
Takejiro Sueyoshi, Special Advisor to UNEP Finance Initiative and the Principles for Responsible Investment in the Asia Pacific Region
Akio Morishima, Special Research Advisor, IGES
Closing Remarks
Hironori Hamanaka, IGES Chair of the Board of Directors


Programme: Expert Workshops and Network Meeting
ISAP Expert Workshops & Network Meeting

Expert Workshops: DAY 1: 12 July (Mon)
VENUE: Room 502
15:45-18:00[OPEN Seminar]
What's happening in the CDM?: Searching for the truth through the IGES databases
The workshop aimed to introduce new findings from quantitative analysis using IGES CDM/JI databases, related to current status and challenges the CDM/JI are facing. It also discussed how to improve the CDM in order to mitigate climate change as well as to promote the sustainable development, based upon those findings by IGES researchers.
Moderator: Yuji Mizuno, Director, Market Mechanisms Group, IGES
Keisuke Iyadomi, Policy Researcher, Market Mechanisms Group, IGES
Kazuhisa Koakutsu, Deputy Director, Market Mechanisms Group, IGES
Kentaro Takahashi, Associate Researcher, Market Mechanisms Group, IGES
Chisako Urayama, Associate Researcher, Market Mechanisms Group, IGES
Nozomi Okubo, Associate Researcher, Market Mechanisms Group, IGES


VENUE: Room 511+512
13:15-15:30
[Observers to be accepted]
Engagement of Japanese organisations in REDD+: Update on progress and planning
The Government of Japan as well as Japanese research institutes, environmental NGOs, and private sector organisations are involved in a variety of REDD-plus initiatives. The objective of the workshop was to provide an opportunity for organisations in Japan working on REDD-plus to present and discuss their work, as well as for strategising. The workshop focused on identifying research and capacity building activities that will contribute to REDD-plus readiness activities in developing tropical countries of the Asia-Pacific region.
For details (IGES Forest Conservation Team page)
15:45-18:00
[Observers to be accepted]
Strengthening International Cooperation on Management of Regional Air Quality in East Asia
This session discussed the importance of more comprehensive regional air quality management in East Asia, identify some of the potential domestic factors that could affect efforts to enhance international cooperation to promote more comprehensive regional air quality management, and explore a possible regional framework to address regional air quality problems and strengthen regional cooperation to improve air quality management in East Asia.

VENUE: Room 413
13:15-17:30
[Closed]
Planning Meeting on Hub on Groundwater Management
 

VENUE: Room 415+ 414
13:15-15:30
[Closed]
Economic Modelling of Resource Circulation Issues
 
15:45-18:00
[Closed]
Expert Review of Transportation Cobenefits Guidelines (TCG)
This session solicited expert feedback on a draft of guidelines to quantify co-benefits (reduced CO2, reduced air pollution, vehicle operating costs, time savings, reduced traffic accidents) from transport projects in Asia. The feedback is currently being incorporated into a revised draft of the guidelines. The revised draft will be field tested later this year in the Philippines and Thailand.
For details (IGES Climate Change Group page)


Expert Workshops: DAY 2: 13 July (Tue)
VENUE: Room 502
15:15-17:30
[Observers to be accepted]
Possible Collaborative Activities for Supporting Country-Based Model Cities Programme
During the Inaugural East Asia Summit (EAS) Environment Ministers Meeting (EMM) in October 2008, the ministers agreed that environmentally sustainable cities (ESC) to be an immediate priority area as an initial step of EAS environmental cooperation. To follow this up, the High Level Seminar on ESC (HLS ESC) was organised in Jakarta, Indonesia in March 2010 and came up with specific recommended activities to promote ESC in the region. As the secretariat of the HLS ESC, IGES is now coordinatng follow-up activities with relevant ministries and organisations towards actual implementation of the recommended activities. This workshop shared the progress of follow-up activities to the HLS ESC, particularly a proposal to initiate country-based model cities programmes in some countries, and invited inputs from participants to improve it and further coordinate collaborative activities.

VENUE: Room 511+512
12:45-15:00
[Observers to be accepted]
Evaluation of the sustainability of biofuels from multiple perspectives
This session presented recent research evaluating the sustainability of biofuels from multiple perspectives, based on a sustainability science approach. Environmental, economic, and social impacts of biofuels, including the food-fuel conflict and land use change, were discussed. Standpoints of different stakeholders were examined. Implications for Japan and other Asian countries were addressed.
Moderator: Kazuhiko Takeuchi, Vice Rector, United Nations University (UNU) ; Deputy Executive Director, Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S), University of Tokyo
Hirotaka Matsuda, Project Lecturer/Ph.D, Transdisciplinary Initiative for Global Sustainability (TIGS), Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S), University of Tokyo
Kiyotada Hayashi, Team Leader, Environmental Assessment and Management, National Agricultural Research Center, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization
Keisuke Hanaki, Department of Urban Engineering, University of Tokyo
Shinichi Arai, Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Sustainability and Peace, Global Environment Outreach Center, United Nations University
Masahiro Matsuura, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Tokyo
Osamu Saito, Assistant Professor, Waseda Institute for Advanced Study, Waseda University
Mark Elder, Principal Researcher and Director, Governance and Capacity Group, IGES

VENUE: Room 413
13:00-17:00
[Closed]
Adaptation in Agriculture and Water Sectors in Japan and Its Relevance for Developing Countries in the Asia Pacific
 

VENUE: Room 415+ 414
12:45-17:30
[Closed]
Is Asia in a Good Position to Achieve Sustainable Low-Carbon Development?
The workshop aimed to introduce main findings of the current IGES research project on sustainable low carbon development in Indonesia and discuss opportunities and challenges for China and India.

For details (IGES Climate Change Group page)

VENUE: Room 421
14:30-17:00
[Closed]
Planning Meeting on Hub on Groundwater Management
 


Network Meeting (Closed): 12-13 July
VENUE: Room 411+412
Day1:
13:15-18:00

Day2:
9:30-17:30
[Closed]
Asian Environ-mental Compli-ance and Enforce-ment Network (AECEN)
Asia Regional Workshop on Soil Contamination Countermeasures - Policy and social capacity development
 
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