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  1. Sub-Theme :Parallel sessions and lunch sessions held over the two days on the five sub-themes below.

    theme1 Green Economy for Asia
    PL-1, PL-2, L-2, PL-10
    theme2Green Economy & Business
    theme3Climate Regime and Its Implications for Asia L-1, PL-5, PL-9, PL-12
    theme4Low Carbon City Development
    PL-6, PL-7
    theme5Local Resilience and Green Economy
    PL-3, PL-4, PL-8
  2. Programme Schedule >>
[DAY 1] Tuesday, 23 July
  • 9:30-10:00

    Room 503 / OP
    Opening Session
    • Welcome Remarks
    • Hironori Hamanaka, Chair of the Board of Directors, IGES
    • Govindan Parayil, Director, United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS) / Vice-Rector, United Nations University
    • Guest Remarks
    • Ryutaro Yatsu, Vice-Minister, Ministry of the Environment, Japan
    • Shinji Yoshikawa, Vice Governor, Kanagawa Prefectural Government
  • 10:00-11:30

    Room 503 / P-1
    Green Economy: Perspectives from the Asia-Pacific

    Economic development has relatively improved people's daily lives in the Asia-Pacific. However, unsustainable trends continue to be seen in the region, such as significant depletion and degradation of natural resources, increase of greenhouse gas emissions and a large number of people in poverty. Against such unsustainable trends, global and regional discussions and actions have been facilitated, searching for a new paradigm based on human well-being, striking a balance among economic, social and environmental sustainability instead of material affluence, and aiming to pursue growth within planetary boundaries. Through keynote speeches and discussions among eminent speakers with different backgrounds, this plenary session will explore the implications of a green economy for sustainable development in the region.

    • [Moderator]
    • Charmine Koda, Journalist
    • [Key Speakers]
    • Rajendra K. Pachauri, Director-General, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) / Chair, The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) PDF(2.8MB)
    • Masamitsu Sakurai, Executive Advisor, Ricoh Company, Ltd. PDF(140KB)
    • [Discussants]
    • Rae Kwon Chung, Director, Environment and Development Division, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)  PDF(307KB)
    • Tomoko Nishimoto, Director, Division of Regional Cooperation (DRC), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) PDF(540KB)
  • 11:45-13:00

    Room 503 / P-2
    Knowledge Sharing Networks towards Realising Low Carbon Societies

    Through scientific discussions, global warming has now moved into the implementation stage for mitigation, where emphasis is put on concrete measures and actions on how to reduce GHG emissions. In this regard, it has become popular for both developed and developing countries to come together in “knowledge sharing” and to engage in mutual learning activities, and, in fact, several initiatives of knowledge-sharing networks have emerged in the field of climate change. This session endeavours to facilitate discussion on how to consolidate and organise knowledge, and further collaborate with regional knowledge-sharing networks and those concerned towards realising low-carbon societies.

    • [Moderator & Keynote Speaker]
    • Bindu N. Lohani, Vice-President, Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
    • [Speakers]
    • Ron Benioff, Director, LEDS Global Partnership / Green Growth Best Practices Initiatives  PDF(860KB)
    • John Bruce Wells, Head of Secretariat, Asia LEDS Partnership / Chief of Party, Low Emissions Asian Development (LEAD) program  PDF(860KB)
    • David Warrilow, Head of Science in the UK's Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)  PDF(98KB)
    • Jakkanit Kananurak, Director, Capacity Building and Outreach Office,Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (TGO) PDF(967KB)
    • Masami Tamura, Director, Climate Change Division, International Cooperation Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs PDF(1.0MB)

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  • 13:15-14:30

    Room 502 / L-1
    Mitigating Air Pollution and Climate Change in Asia: Toward an Integrated Approach

    A series of recent air pollution crises has focused attention on improving air quality management in Asia. To understand the sources and impacts of the recent crises, the session begins with an overview of current air pollution science and modelling in Asia. From there, the session looks at how science and modelling is reflected in local, national and regional air pollution control efforts, and then highlights the fact that some air pollutants pose an immediate threat to local and national air quality while also disrupting regional and global climate systems. Mitigating these pollutants can bring air pollution and climate co-benefits. Finally, discussions will focus on the potential for regional and international initiatives to promote the consideration of co-benefits in local and national air pollution policies in Asia.

    • [Moderator]
    • Mark Elder, Senior Coordinator / Principal Policy Researcher, Programme Management Office, IGES
    • [Speakers]
    • Eric Zusman, Leader / Principal Policy Researcher, Integrated Policies for Sustainable Societies Area, IGES  PDF(438KB)
    • Hajime Akimoto, Director General, Asia Center for Air Pollution Research (ACAP)  PDF(383KB)
    • Hideaki Koyanagi, Director, Beijing Office, IGES  PDF(3.4MB)
    • Supat Wangwongwatana, Coordinator, the EANET Secretariat  PDF(852KB)
    • Kevin Hicks, Senior Research Fellow, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) / Environment Department, University of York  PDF(438KB)
    • Katsunori Suzuki, Director & Professor, Environment Preservation Center, Kanazawa University  PDF(192MB)
    • [Discussant]
    • Hiroshi Fujita, Deputy Director, Air Environment Division, Ministry of the Environment, Japan
  • 14:45-16:15

    Room 503 / PL-1
    Green Economy and Economic Integration in the Asia-Pacific Region

    Economic integration is important for Asia and the Pacific, the most dynamic trading region in the world, to maintain rapid levels of economic growth, lift millions of people out of poverty and address shared challenges, including food insecurity, climate change threat, pressures on natural capital, social exclusion and rising inequality. To achieve sustainable and inclusive growth, the region's leaders have recognised that the current model of economic growth is not sustainable in the long-run and have worked on policies promoting green growth and green economy. The future process of regional economic integration must be kept in line with the transition towards a green economy. This session will focus on key issues including green investment and economic integration, low-carbon green growth and regional cooperation, and border carbon adjustment to address international competitiveness and carbon leakage.

    • [Moderator]
    • Kazuo Matsushita, Senior Fellow, IGES / Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University  PDF(70KB)
    • [Speakers]
    • Venkatachalam Anbumozhi, Capacity Building Specialist, Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)  PDF(2.9MB)
    • Shuichi Ashina, Researcher, Sustainable Social Systems Section, Center for Social and Environmental Systems Research, National Institute for Environmental Studies  PDF(2.7MB)
    • Xin Zhou, Leader / Principal Policy Researcher, Green Economy Area, IGES  PDF(393KB)
  • 14:45-16:15


    From Experience of Fukushima: To Enhance Local Resilience

    Room 511 + 512 / PL-3
    Disseminating Information on Reconstruction Activities in Fukushima:
    From the Viewpoint of Local Resilience

    The Fukushima Global Communication Programme (FGC) is a major new initiative developed by the UNU-Institute of Sustainability and Peace (UNU-ISP). By adopting the approach of human security, the FGC Programme will focus specifically on analysing the impacts and consequences of the nuclear accident at the Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant. Through intensive research and data collection, the FGC Programme aims to become an important platform for collating and disseminating information on what has become the second worst nuclear accident in human history. This Panel will discuss current activities and the future direction of this programme.

    • [Moderator]
    • Kazuhiko Takemoto, Programme Director, United Nations University, Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS) / Senior Advisor to Minister of the Environment / Policy Advisor for Global Change Research, University of Tokyo, Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S)
    • [Keynote Speaker]
    • Kazuhiko Takeuchi, Senior Vice-Rector, United Nations University (UNU) / Director and Professor, Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S) The University of Tokyo  PDF(569KB)
    • [Panelists]
    • Satoru Tanaka, Professor, Department of Nuclear Engineering and Management, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo  PDF(727KB)
    • Atsuro Tsutsumi, Research Fellow, United Nations University International Institute for Global Health
    • Madoka Futamura, Academic Programme Officer, Institute of Sustainability, United Nations University (UNU-ISP)  PDF(224KB)


    Room 511 + 512 / PL-4
    Preparing against Nuclear Emergencies: Lessons Learnt from Fukushima and Europe

    This session aims to share actual emergency responses to the accident of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant and provide lessons on what society needs to prepare. The session also will present the experiences of European countries that have been working with stakeholders on emergency preparedness for nuclear accidents. Based on the two experiences, clarification will be sought on what aspects of preparedness are missing and require improvement to tackle any possible nuclear accident in the future.

    • [Moderator]
    • Hiroshi Suzuki, Professor Emeritus, Fukushima University / Chair, Fukushima Prefecture Reconstruction Committee/ Senior Fellow, IGES  PDF(130KB)
    • [Keynote Speaker]
    • Tamotsu Baba, Mayor of Namie-machi, Fukushima, Japan  PDF(1.7MB)
    • [Speakers]
    • Erich Wirth, Head of Department on Emergency Preparedness, Federal Office of Radiation Protection, Germany  PDF(670KB)
    • Tatiana Duranova, Mathematician / Emergency Planning Expert, VUJE, Inc., Slovak Republic  PDF(1.3MB)
    • Inger Margrethe H. Eikelmann, Head of the Section High North, Department of Nuclear Safety and Environmental Radioactivity, Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority, Norway  PDF(4.7MB)
    • [Discussants]
    • Viktor Averin, Director, Research Institute of Radiology, Belarus
    • Gilles Hériard-Dubreuil, President, MUTADIS, France

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  • 14:45-16:45

    Room 502 / PL-5
    Structuring a New Climate Regime toward the Two Degree Target

    While the international community agreed on the long-term target of holding the increase in global average temperature below the 2 degree C, it has been difficult to achieve such a goal. This session aims to discuss the future climate change regime with the aim to achieving the 2 degree target. In the current negotiations over the post-2020 regime, the idea of nationally determined commitments has received a great deal of attention. However, it is critical to establish a mechanism to link nationally-determined commitments and emission reductions required to achieve the 2 degree target. In addition, since developing countries need to be effectively involved in the post-2020 regime, not only mitigation policies but also adaptation and technological and financial support should be taken into account. Furthermore, it is also critical to have synergy with other international regimes which have significant impact on greenhouse gas emissions. This session attempts to discuss these issues and challenges.

    • [Moderator]
    • Hironori Hamanaka, Chair of the Board of Directors, IGES
    • [Speakers]
    • Toshihiko Masui, Chief, Integrated Assessment Modeling Section, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)  PDF(292KB)
    • Kentaro Tamura, Leader / Principal Policy Researcher, Climate and Energy Area, IGES  PDF(335KB)
    • Takahiro Ueno, Researcher, Socio-economic Research Center, Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry / Visiting Researcher, Graduate School of Public Policy, The University of Tokyo  PDF(551KB)
    • Yasuko Kameyama, Head of Section, Center for Social and Environmental Systems Research, National Institute for Environmental Studies  PDF(181KB)
    • Yukari Takamura, Professor, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University  PDF(1.6MB)
  • 16:30-18:00

    Room 503 / PL-2
    Exploring Reduction in the 3Rs: Improving Resource Efficiency in Asia and the Pacific

    Considering the steep increase of resource demand and consumption, shortage of natural resources will soon become one of most important political agenda in addition to climate change and biodiversity. Improving resource efficiency is considered to be one of the important policy strategies for sustainable resource management for Asia which is now the biggest resource consuming region due to economic growth with industrialisation and urbanisation. This session aims to discuss how to facilitate international efforts towards sustainable resource management in Asia, considering the potential of recyclable resources utilisation. Furthermore, a more upstream approach to strengthen resource reduction and efficiency for all lifecycle stages should also be explored to see future strategies of resource circulation and management for developed as well as for developing countries in sustainability challenges.

    • [Moderator]
    • Yasuhiko Hotta, Leader, Sustainable Consumption and Production Area, IGES  PDF(156KB)
    • [Keynote Speaker]
    • Raimund Bleischwitz, Co-Director, Material Flows and Resource Management, Wuppertal Institute  PDF(1.1MB)
    • [Speakers]
    • Shaoyi Li, Head, Integrated Resource Management Unit / Chief, Secretariat of International Resource Panel, United Nations Environment Programme(UNEP)  PDF(1.2MB)
    • Chika Aoki-Suzuki, Policy Researcher, Sustainable Consumption and Production Area, IGES  PDF(914KB)
    • [Discussant]
    • Kazunobu Onogawa, Senior Fellow, IGES  PDF(383KB)

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[DAY 2] Wednesday, 24 July
  • 10:00-11:20

    Room 503 / PL-6
    Low Carbon Policies in Cities and Creation of Business Opportunities

    This session will address how to effectively link city-to-city collaboration promoted by the Ministry of the Environment of Japan with the realisation of low-carbon society in Asia. It will look at Japanese environmental technologies and know-how for operation and management in an energy-efficient manner, which can be connected to green economic growth in the region. By introducing some examples of global warming strategies and policies that Japanese municipalities have implemented, the session will also explore how these strategies and policies can be put into practice so that low-carbon development can be promoted in the region. Further, the session will discuss how to effectively utilise Japanese technologies while applying the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) based on city-to-city collaboration with measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) of greenhouse gases.

    • [Moderator]
    • Hidefumi Imura, Senior Fellow, IGES  PDF(56KB)
    • [Speakers]
    • Kotaro Kawamata, Director, Office of International Cooperation, Global Environment Bureau, Ministry of the Environment, Japan  PDF(1.98MB)
    • Shigenori Jinbo, Group Manager, Fellow, Nikkei BP Cleantech Institute  PDF(498KB)
    • Tetsuya Nakajima, Director, International Technical Cooperation Division, Policy Bureau, City of Yokohama  PDF(2.8MB)
    • Takejiro Sueyoshi, Special Advisor in the Asia Pacific Region, UNEP Finance Initiative  PDF(59KB)
    • Akira Ogihara, Manager, Project and Research Group, Urban and the Environment Section, Kawasaki Environment Research Institute, City of Kawasaki  PDF(1.5MB)
    • Gen Takahashi, Deputy General Manager, Business Development Group, Sales and Marketing Department, Asia Pacific Division, Overseas Business Sector, JFE Engineering Corporation  PDF(1.4MB)
    • Kazuhisa Koakutsu, Leader / Principal Policy Researcher, Climate and Energy Area, IGES  PDF(20KB)
  • 10:00-12:00

    Room 502 / PL-8
    Green Economy and Satoyama Initiative: Building Resilient Societies at Local Level

    In times of rapid social and environmental changes, ecosystems can be highly vulnerable, with serious consequences for the local economy, livelihoods and ecological integrity. There is a need to explore options for building resilient societies to respond to external drivers and reorganise, while retaining essentially the same function, structure, identity and feedbacks. A green economy is one that results in improved human well-being and social equity, while reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities. The Satoyama Initiative aims at conserving sustainable human-influenced natural environments or Socio-Ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes (SEPLS) through broader global recognition of their value. This session will identify options to build green economies, drawing from experiences under the Satoyama Initiative, and raise awareness of the need for an integrated approach to a local green economy.

    • [Moderators]
    • Krishna Chandra Paudel, Secretary, Government of Nepal, Water and Energy Commission Secretariat
    • Yoko Watanabe, Program Manager and Senior Biodiversity Specialist, Natural Resources Team, Global Environment Facility (GEF) Secretariat
    • [Keynote Speakers]
    • Abdul Hamid Zakri, Science Adviser to the Prime Minister of Malaysia / Chair, Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)
    • Kazuhiko Takeuchi, Senior Vice-Rector, United Nations University (UNU) / Director and Professor, Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S) The University of Tokyo  PDF(1.3MB)
    • [Speakers]
    • Naoya Furuta, Senior Project Officer, Japan Project Office, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)  PDF(1.4MB)
    • Yoshiko Mikasa, Manager, Division of Oriental White Stork and Human Coexistence, Toyooka City  PDF(1.9MB)
  • 10:00-12:30

    Room 511 + 512 / PL-9
    Adapting to Climate Change: Experience and Challenges for Asia

    The session seeks to discuss how to prepare a national adaptation strategy for Japan, to be developed in 2015, by considering the impact of climate on Japan and experiences from Korea and other countries. The Working Group II Contribution to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report will be approved at the 10th session of IPCC WGII and 38th session of IPCC to be held in Yokohama in March 2014. International attention to the adaptation is expected to increase. The session will present the latest findings on climate change impacts and adaptation planning experiences in Japan and other Asian countries. Discussions will further extend to sharing information and knowledge through networks such as Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN).

    • [Moderator]
    • Taka Hiraishi, Senior Consultant, IGES (IPCC Inventories Programme Co-chair)
    • [Speakers]
    • Kiyoshi Takahashi, Senior Researcher, Center for Social and Environmental Systems Research, National Institute for Environmental Studies  PDF(1.3MB)
    • Jeongho Lee, Director, Division of Planning and Water and Cooperation, Korea Adaptation Center for Climate Change, Korea Environment Institute  PDF(7.1MB)
    • Takuya Nomoto, Deputy Director, Research and Information Office, Global Environment Bureau, Ministry of the Environment, Japan  PDF(2.0MB)
    • [Panelists]
    • Monthip Sriratana Tabucanon, Senior Adviser, Senate Commission on Natural Resources and Environment, Office of the Parliament, Thailand / Director, Climate Change Research Center, National Research Council of Thailand  PDF(11.9MB)
    • Prabhakar SVRK, Task Manager, Adaptation, Natural Resources and Ecosystem Services Area, IGES  PDF(598KB)
    • Puja Sawhney, Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN) Coordinator, IGES Regional Centre  PDF(197KB)
    • Huicheul Jung, Research Fellow, Korea Adaptation Center for Climate Change, Korea Environment Institute  PDF(1.7MB)
    • Ajaya Mani Dixit, Executive Director, Climate Change Adaptation, Institute for Social and Environmental Transition-Nepal  PDF(623KB)

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  • 11:30-12:30

    Room 503 / PL-7
    Potential of City-to-City Cooperation for Low-Carbon Development in Asia:
    A Case of the Cooperation between Surabaya City and Kitakyushu City

    This session introduces a city-to-city cooperation model between Surabaya City, Indonesia and Kitakyushu City for lowcarbon development using the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) promoted by the Government of Japan. The session intends to share practical measures and policies for reducing GHG emissions in various sectors, including energy, transportation, solid waste, and water supply and wastewater management, at the city level. In addition, discussions will focus on the constraints and challenges when transferring low-carbon technologies and systems from Japan to other Asian cities in terms of legal, institutional and technical aspects, as well as the advantages of a city-to-city cooperation arrangement to address these issues.

    • [Moderators]
    • Toshizo Maeda, Leader / Principal Policy Researcher, Sustainable Cities Area, Kitakyushu Urban Centre, IGES  PDF(309KB)
    • Shiko Hayashi, Programme Manager, Kitakyushu Urban Centre, IGES
    • [Speakers]
    • Kotaro Kawamata, Director, Office of International Cooperation, Global Environment Bureau, Ministry of the Environment, Japan
    • M.TASWIN, SE.MM, Administration Assistance, Surabaya City Government, Indonesia  PDF(20MB)
    • Kengo Ishida, Executive Director, Kitakyushu Asian Center for Low Carbon Society, Environment Bureau, City of Kitakyushu  PDF(1.2MB)
    • Motoshi Muraoka, Partner, Senior Executive Manager, Socio & Eco Strategic Consulting Sector, NTT Data Institute of Management Consulting, Inc.  PDF(333KB)
    • Yasuhiro Nishihara, Senior Managing Director, Nishihara Corporation  PDF(1.2MB)
  • 12:30-13:30

    Room 502 / L-2
    Myanmar Special Session: Challenges and Opportunities for Green Growth

    After the launch of the new administration formed in 2011, Myanmar has been seeking a new development model in which economic development, social equity and environmental conservation have been harmonised. This session will give an overview of the current efforts by the country for green growth, and will feature discussions on challenges and opportunities in the search for a leap-frogging type of development.

    • [Moderator]
    • Hideyuki Mori, President, IGES
    • [Speakers]
    • Nay Htun, Professor, State University of New York, Stony Brook  PDF(49KB)
    • Bindu N. Lohani, Vice-President, Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
    • Kazuhisa Koakutsu, Leader / Principal Policy Researcher, Climate and Energy Area, IGES
  • 13:15-15:45

    Room 301 / PL-12
    Comparison of Reduction Potential in Key Asian Countries for the Two Degree Stabilisation Target

    Purpose of this session is to initiate the discussion on strategic actions in Asia to contribute to the global 2°C stabilisation target. Recently with the progress of IPCC AR5, the global emission pathway toward the 2°C target is receiving state-of-theart modeling results. Majority of modeling assessments show that the global CO2 emissions have to peak before 2020; and a smaller number of scenarios permitting peaking no later than 2025. These results show the urgency for research community in Asia to develop the roadmap for achieving the global emission pathway which is consistent with the 2°C target.

    • [Speakers]
    • Toshihiko Masui, Chief, Integrated Assessment Modeling Section, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)  PDF(499KB)
    • Hancheng Dai, Research Associate, Integrated Assessment Modeling Section, Center for Social and Environmental Systems Research, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) / Jiang Kejun, Director, Energy Research Institute (ERI), China PDF(783KB)
    • Priyadarshi Shukla, Professor, Public System Group, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India  PDF(718KB)
    • Bundit Limmeechokchai, Co-coordinator, Sustainable Energy Environment research Unit (SEE-U), Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology (SIIT), Thammasat University  PDF(14MB)
    • Ho Chin Siong, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia  PDF(460KB)
    • Hak Mao, Chief of Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment Office, Climate Change Department, Ministry of Environment, Cambodia  PDF(2.3MB)
    • Nguyen Tung Lam, Head, Integrated Research Management, Institute of Strategy and Policy on Natural Resources and Environment (Isponre), Vietnam Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment  PDF(143KB)
    • Ram Manohar Shrestha, Emeritus Professor, Asian Institute of Technology / Chairman, Academic Council of Asian Institute of Technology and Management (AITM)  PDF(193KB)
    • Retno Gumilang Dewi, Head of the Center, The Center for Research on Energy Policy, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia  PDF(1.8MB)

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  • 13:45-15:45

    Room 503 / PL-10
    Building a Transformational Post-2015 Development Agenda: Perspectives from Asia

    Inter-governmental discussions on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) began at the Open Working Group (OWG) in March 2013, and the High Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda recently published their final report. The recent flurry of various proposals is setting the stage for February 2014 when formal governmental negotiations over the Post-2015 Development Agenda/SDGs commence. Given this condition, this session aims at soliciting views on the experience in Asia with particular focus on the following key themes: 1) lessons learned from the MDGs; 2) linkages across issues; 3) measurability of goals/targets; and 4) means of implementation.

    • [Moderator]
    • Surendra Shrestha, Senior Advisor & Focal Point for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at UNEP  PDF(1.1MB)
    • [Speakers]
    • George C. Varughese, President, Development Alternatives  PDF(1.7MB)
    • Dave Griggs, Chief Executive Officer, ClimateWorks Australia / Director, Monash Sustainability Institute / Professor, Monash University  PDF(1.2MB)
    • Yoshihiko Wada, Professor, Faculty of Economics, Doshisha University  PDF(943KB)
    • Tetsuro Yoshida, Task Manager / Senior Policy Researcher, Integrated Policies for Sustainable Societies Area, IGES  PDF(570KB)
  • 13:45-15:45

    Room 502 / PL-11
    Creating New Financial Flows:
    Extensive Diffusion of Renewable Energy through Green Gifts

    It is becoming widely recognised that in a global, carbon and resource-constrained economy, green investment must be scaled up and accelerated. Under the deteriorating fiscal conditions in many industrialised countries however, the solution cannot depend solely on public funds. There is a high risk that lack of finance will become a bottleneck in the shift to a green economy unless a significant level of private investment is mobilised. This session will discuss a) new financial flows to enable longer-term green investment on a large scale, and b) the feasibility of an innovative idea called “Green Gift” in Japan to redirect gifts and inheritance towards investment in renewable energy.

    • [Introduction Remarks]
    • Shuichi Katoh, Former Member of the House of Councillors
    • [Moderator]
    • Hikaru Kobayashi, Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Keio University (former Vice Minister, Ministry of the Environment)  PDF(256KB)
    • [Speakers]
    • Kazuhiro Ueta, Professor, Dean of the Graduate School of Economics, Kyoto University  PDF(372KB)
    • Sachiko Ai, Senior Deputy General Manager and Senior Chief Manager of Environmental Product Development Office, Frontier Strategy Planning and Support Division, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation  PDF(301KB)
    • Masahiro Kobayashi, General Manager, Offering Ecological Solutions, AEON Delight Co., Ltd.
    • Rae Kwon Chung, Director, Environment and Development Division, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)
    • Richard Oppenheim, First Secretary and Head of the Climate Change and Energy Section, British Embassy Tokyo
  • 16:00-17:00

    Room 503 / P-3
    Pathways towards a Green Economy in the Asia-Pacific

    ISAP discusses various aspects of the challenges and opportunities for promotion of green economy in Asia and the Pacific. Reflecting on two days of discussion at the forum, this plenary session features speakers who have worked on promoting sustainable development in the region. They will debate possible pathways to achieve sustainable development by promoting green economy.

    • [Moderator]
    • Hideyuki Mori, President, IGES
    • [Key Speakers]
    • Abdul Hamid Zakri, Science Adviser to the Prime Minister of Malaysia / Chair, Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)  PDF(1.7MB)
    • Young-Woo Park, Regional Director, United Nations Environment Programme Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (UNEP-ROAP)  PDF(236KB)
    • Peter KING, Senior Policy Advisor, Regional Centre, IGES
  • 17:00-17:30

    Room 503 / CL
    Closing Session

    Poster Session Award Ceremony
    Closing Remarks


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