ISAP2015 Parallel Session

Aligning Policies
for the Transition to a Low-carbon Economy:

OECD Recommendations and Implications for Asia-Pacific Including Japan

Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) have agreed to work towards limiting the increase in global average temperature to 2℃ above pre-industrial times, but the current emission path is not consistent with this 2℃ target. Achieving the 2℃ target requires not only stronger low carbon policies but also addressing various misalignment between policies, (e.g. between low-carbon policies and energy policies, fiscal and financial policies such as taxes and subsidies, and trade policies). This session introduces key messages of OECD’s “Aligning policies for the transition to a low carbon economy” project, which is an effort to achieve the 2℃ target, and also points out the necessity of policy alignment in Japan where the view of low carbon policies to achieve the 2℃ target has not been mainstreamed. Following these presentations, implications of these messages to Asia-Pacific including Japan will be discussed.

Speakers

[Speakers]

ALIGNING POLICIES FOR THE TRANSITION TO A LOW-CARBON ECONOMY
Rintaro Tamaki,
Deputy Secretary-General, The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
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Climate Change and Energy Sector Transformation: Implications for Asia-Pacific Including Japan
Takashi Hattori,
Head, Environment and Climate Change Unit, International Energy Agency (IEA)
PDF (1.2MB)

[Discussants]

Rintaro Tamaki, Deputy Secretary-General, The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Takashi Hattori, Head, Environment and Climate Change Unit, International Energy Agency (IEA)
Rae Kwon Chung, Principal Advisor on Climate Change, Executive Office of the Secretary-General of the United Nations / Former Climate Change Ambassador of the Republic of Korea
Satoshi Kojima, Principal Policy Researcher, Programme Management Office, IGES

[Moderator]

Kazuo Matsushita, Senior Fellow, IGES / Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University
Date & Time 29 July 2015, 11:00-12:30 Language English /Japanese
Venue Room503, Pacifico Yokohama Conference Center Session No. PL-4

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