ISAP2015 Plenary Session

New Climate Regime at COP21:

Creating a Dynamic Cycle for Ratcheting up Climate Actions

This session will deliver key messages from the Climate Flagship Project on the 2015 Agreement. The session starts with prospects for the 21st session of the COP of the UNFCCC and its 2015 Agreement, followed by a presentation on the Flagship key messages, looking at how to create a cycle for reviewing and submitting subsequent nationally determined contributions after the initial submission in 2015 and what role the research community can play in the post-2020 climate regime. Based on the key messages, panelists will discuss a way towards an ambitious agreement at COP21.


[Keynote Speaker]

Thierry Dana, Ambassador of France to Japan

[Framing Presentation]

Key Messages from the Paris Climate Agreement and Beyond: Linking Short-term Climate Actions to Long-term Goals
Kentaro Tamura,
Deputy Director, Kansai Research Centre / Leader, Climate and Energy Area, IGES
PDF (950KB)


Nobuo Tanaka, Former Executive Director, The International Energy Agency (IEA) / President, The Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF)
Bindu N. Lohani, Distinguished Adjunct Faculty, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) / Special Advisor, Y-Port Center, City of Yokohama / Distinguished Fellow, IGES
Rae Kwon Chung, Principal Advisor on Climate Change, Executive Office of the Secretary-General, United Nations
Global Warming is real! GWG emission should be managed!
Akimasa Sumi,
President, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)
PDF (264KB)


Shuzo Nishioka, Secretary General, International Research Network for Low Carbon Societies (LCS-RNet) and Low Carbon Asia Research Network (LoCARNet) / Senior Research Advisor, IGES
Date & Time28 July 2015, 11:50-13:05LanguageEnglish /Japanese
VenueRoom503, Pacifico Yokohama Conference CenterSession No.P-2


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