ISAP2015 Parallel Session

Science and International Cooperation
on Climate Change: Role and Challenges of
National Greenhouse Gas Inventories

This session aims to promote discussions on climate actions towards the post-2020 climate regime to be adopted at COP21. Bearing in mind key messages from the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report (AR5), the session will provide an opportunity to deepen the understanding of national greenhouse gas inventories and the role of IPCC Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (TFI).

The first part of the session will present 1) key messages from the IPCC AR5, 2) the importance of national greenhouse gas inventories and the role of IPCC Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (TFI), 3) national greenhouse gas inventories in the context of UNFCCC negotiations. The second part discusses the importance of estimating GHG emissions not only at the national level but also at private and municipal levels etc. to design and implement successful climate change policies towards low-carbon and climate resilient societies.

Speakers

Speakers

What is the IPCC?
Jonathan Lynn,
Head, Communications and Media Relations, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
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IPCC AR5 & UNFCCC COP21
Taka Hiraishi
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What is the National Greenhouse Gas Inventories - Role of IPCC Guidelines
Kiyoto Tanabe,
Head, Technical Support Unit for IPCC Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories
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Importance of National Greenhouse Gas Inventories in the Context of the UNFCCC
Thelma Krug,
Co-chair, IPCC Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories / Head, International Cooperation Office, National Institute for Space Research, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Brazil
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Examples of Inventory Use USA Experience
William N. Irving,
Chief, Climate Policy Branch, Office of Atmospheric Programs, Climate Change Division, United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA)
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Discussants

Kiyoto Tanabe, Head, Technical Support Unit for IPCC Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventorie
Thelma Krug, Co-chair, IPCC Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories / Head, International Cooperation Office, National Institute for Space Research, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Brazil
William N. Irving, Chief, Climate Policy Branch, Office of Atmospheric Programs, Climate Change Division, United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA)
Akio Takemoto, Director, Research and Information Office, Global Environment Bureau, Ministry of the Environment, Japan

Moderator

Taka Hiraishi, Co-chair, IPCC Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories
Date & Time 28 July 2015, 15:55-17:25 Language English /Japanese
Venue Room501, Pacifico Yokohama Conference Center Session No. PL-2

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