Driving Transformative Actions through Integrated and Innovative Approaches

日本語 | English

Thematic Track 6

14:15 - 15:45 Room No.304

Innovative Approaches to Promote Low Carbon Technologies and Best Practices

The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) and the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) have undertaken various research activities to promote the dissemination of low-carbon technologies in India. For instance, in FY2016, IGES, in collaboration with The Energy and Resource Institute (TERI), initiated a Japan-India Technology Matchmaking Platform (JITMAP) as a multi-stakeholder platform to promote the engagement and matching (direct and virtual) of Japanese and Indian stakeholders to facilitate mutually beneficial transactions in low-carbon technologies. In FY2017, UNU-IAS analysed the German and Japanese approaches to promote low-carbon technology transfer in India, with a focus on the solar sector (and the energy sector more broadly).

This session aims to share the key findings from IGES and UNU-IAS’s activities in India. It also gathers experts and practitioners, from the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Climate Investment Funds (CIF), Gujarat Industrial and Technical Consultancy Organization (GITCO), and TERI, to solicit their views on innovative approaches to promote the dissemination of low-carbon technologies and best practices in India, in particular, and in developing countries in general.


Director, International Cooperation and Sustainable Infrastructure Office, Global Environmental Bureau, Ministry of the Environment, Japan (MOEJ)

National Project Manager, United Nations Development Organization (UNIDO) New Delhi Regional Office

Head of Climate Investment Funds (CIF)

Senior Fellow, Industrial Energy Efficiency Division, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

Consultant, Gujarat Industrial & Technical Consultancy Organisation (GITCO) Ltd.

Director, Kansai Research Centre, IGES / Professor Emeritus, Osaka University

Programme Manager, Kansai Research Centre, IGES


JSPS-UNU Postdoctoral Fellow, United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS)


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