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    VAs: experience and lessons

International Workshop on Voluntary Approaches
VAs: experience and lessons


August 6 (Wed.), 2014, from 9:30 to 18:00


The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ)


9:30-9:35 Opening
9:35-10:05 The Japanese Business Community's Initiative to Tackle Climate Change(PDF:1,206KB) PDF File
Mr. Yoshihito Iwama (Keidanren)
10:05-10:35 Assessment Criteria for VA and Performance of Voluntary Action Plan in Japan(PDF:624KB) PDF File
Mr. Hiroki Kudo (IEEJ)
10:35-11:05 Quantitative Analyses on Emission Reduction Efforts under the Voluntary Action Plan in Japan(PDF:564KB) PDF File
Dr. Keigo Akimoto (RITE)
11:05-11:20 Break
11:20-12:00 Discussion 1: Assessment of VA
12:00-13:30 Lunch Break
13:30-14:00 Best practice of industries(PDF:662KB) PDF File (PDF:1,100KB) PDF File
Dr. Tohru Shimizu (IEEJ) and Mr. Hiroyuki Tezuka (JFE)
14:00-14:30 Role of VA in Japanese policy package(PDF:542KB) PDF File
Dr. Masayo Wakabayashi (CRIEPI) and Dr. Taishi Sugiyama(CRIEPI)
14:30-15:00 The Programme For improving Energy efficiency in energy-intensive industries (PFE) – a Swedish LTA(PDF:509KB) PDF File
Dr. Patrick Thollander (Linköping University, Sweden)
15:00-15:30 Non-price based policies for the world’s building sector(PDF:7,006KB) PDF File
(※)Discussion Report(PDF:2,683KB)PDF File
Dr. Dianna Urge-Vorsatz (Central European University, Hungary)
15:30-15:45 Break
15:45-17:55 Discussion 2 : Future of VA
17:55-18:00 Closing


Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan

Division in Charge

Environmental Economy Office, Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau

Last updated:2014-09-19