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IGES-TERI Joint Symposium
India-Japan Technology Cooperation towards Sustainable Development
This year, 2012, marks the 60th Anniversary since the establishment of diplomatic relations between India and Japan, and on the occasion of the visit by Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda to India in December last year, a joint statement was signed with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, declaring a Vision for the Enhancement of Japan-India Strategic and Global Partnership.

Agreeing with the aims of the declaration, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) decided to hold a symposium in the year of this anniversary to think about cooperation between India and Japan that contributes to sustainable development in Asia, based on the wide range of knowledge and personnel exchange that the two countries have shared up to now in the environment. With particular focus on technology cooperation, the seminar became an opportunity for collaboration between the industrial sectors of India, with its remarkable economic growth, and of Japan, which has an accumulation of environmental technology, and also a chance to think how the two countries can best exert a pull on Asia to realise a sustainable society.

Date / Time 23 July 2012 (Mon)  13:30-17:30
Venue Pacifico Yokohama, Minato Mirai 1-1-1, Nishi-ku, Yokohama 5F Room503
Organisers Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
Supporters Embassy of India, Japan, The Japan-India Association,
S.H. Indian Merchants Association of Yokohama / The Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Japan - Tokyo
Languages Japanese and English with simultaneous interpretation
Participants 180

13:30 Opening
Opening Remarks
  • Mr. Hideyuki Mori,
    President, IGES
Guest Remarks
  • Mr. Hideki Minamikawa,
    Vice Minister of the Environment, Japan
  • Mr. Sandeep Dikshit,
    Member of Parliament, India
  • Dr. Chadaram Sivaji,
    Counsellor of Science and Technology, Embassy of India
13:50 Keynote Session
  • Ms. Wakako Hironaka,
    Former Member, House of Councillors, Japan
Keynote Speakers
  • "Climate Change Mitigation and Sustainable Development: Cooperation between Japan and India"
    Dr. Rajendra Pachauri,
    Director-General, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) /
    Chair, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
  • "Prospective and challenges of Japan-India technical cooperation in the field of energy"
    Mr. Masakazu Toyoda,
    Chairman and CEO, Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ) PDF(1.2MB)
  • Dr. Bindu Lohani,
    Vice President, Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
15:15 Coffee Break
15:30 Panel Session Ⅰ: Business Agenda
  • Prof. Ryokichi Hirono  Professor Emeritus, Seikei University
  • Mr. Yoshikuni Hirayama,
    Panasonic R&D Centre  PDF(1.7MB)
  • Dr. Michinori Kutami,
    Principal Technologist, Corporate Environmental Strategy Unit, Fujitsu Limited PDF(1.3MB)
  • Mr. Sanjeev Sinha,
    President, Sun and Sands Advisers PDF(827KB)
  • Mr. Girish Sethi,
    Director, Industrial Energy Efficiency Division, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) PDF(393KB)
  • Ms. Tomoyo Nonaka,
    Chairman, NPO Gaia Initiative
16:30 Panel Session Ⅱ: Policy Agenda
  • Prof. Hironori Hamanaka
    Chair of the Board of Directors, IGES
  • Dr. Sadao Wasaka,
    Executive Director, New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) PDF(392KB)
  • Dr. Kotaro Inoue,
    Principal Fellow, Research Partnership for Sustainable Development Division, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) PDF(106KB)
  • Prof. Yutaka Suzuki,
    Director-General, Kansai Research Center, IGES PDF(Japanese)(1.2MB)
  • Mr. Akira Nitta,
    Director, International Cooperation Office, Ministry of the Environment, Japan
  • Ms. Shailly Kedia,
    Associate Fellow and Area Convener, Green Growth Strategies Area, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) PDF(1.9MB)
17:30 Closing Remarks
  • Prof. Hironori Hamanaka,
    Chair of the Board of Directors, IGES

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