Driving Transformative Actions through Integrated and Innovative Approaches

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Technical Session

16:05 - 17:35 Room No.311+312

How to Design the Paris Rulebook to Foster Real Actions beyond Transparency

“God is in the details”, it is often said. This session will feature discussion between several experts on what kind of detailed rules are needed to avoid a situation where countries’ climate ambitions (i.e., NDCs) exceed their ability to deliver concrete actions.
Using a strategic IGES research proposal as its basis, this session will focus on problem setting; that is, how rules should be designed to effectively monitor progress drive tangible emissions reductions, beyond simple “transparency”, and in so doing addressing gaps in the current pledge-and-review approach. The session will also highlight lessons learned from Japan’s experiences, especially with regard to the approaches such as voluntary target setting, planning and implementation led by Japan’s business federation (Keidanren) and the energy management system established by the national Energy Conservation Law. A set of international rules will be proposed aimed at ensuring that the country’s 2-year (Transparency Framework) and 5-year (NDC) national reporting cycle system contribute to building capacity and support delivery of the SDGs .


Principal Policy Researcher, IGES / CEO, PEAR Carbon Offset Initiative, Ltd.


Special Research Advisor, IGES
Chair, ICLEI Japan

Manager, Environment & Energy Policy Bureau, Keidanren
(Japan Business Federation)

Distinguished Fellow, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

Director, Research Institute for Future Design, Kochi University of Technology / Program Director, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN)

Deputy Director-General, Global Environment Bureau, Ministry of the Environment, Japan (MOEJ)

Co-Chair, IPCC Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (TFI) / Principal Researcher, IGES

Day1 18 July 9:00-17:30
Day2 19 July 9:00-18:00