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International Symposium on Voluntary Approaches
Evaluating Industry-led Voluntary Approach and Discussing the Future of Climate Change Policy:
Achievements and Future Roles of Japan’s Voluntary Action Plan on the Environment

Date

September 2 (Tue.), 2014, from 13:00 to 17:00

Venue

Keidanren Kaikan (Otemachi, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo)

Program

13:00 Opening
13:05 Opening Remarks
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

Plenary session(13:15~14:15)

13:15~13:35 Future strategies for mitigating climate change(PDF:445KB) PDF File
Dr. Yoichi Kaya, Professor emeritus, University of Tokyo / President, Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth
13:35-13:55  Voluntary Action in Present and Future Climate Policy(PDF:274KB) PDF File
Dr. W. David Montgomery, Senior Vice President, NERA Economic Consulting
13:55~14:15 The Japanese Business Community's Initiative to Tackle Climate Change(PDF:1,064KB) PDF File
Mr. Yasushi Kimura, Vice Chairmen, Chairman of the Committee on Environment and Safety, KEIDANREN (Chairman of the Board, JX Holdings, Inc.)
14:15~14:30 Coffee Break

Panel Session(14:30~16:55)

Theme: The role of voluntary approaches in Japan’s climate change policy and future challenges

14:30~14:40

The role of voluntary approaches in Japan’s climate change policy and future challenges (PDF:482KB) PDF File
Session Chair:
Dr. Hidetoshi Nakagami, Committee member, Committee for the Comprehensive Review of the Voluntary Action Plan on the Environment (CEO and Founder, Jukankyo Research Institute)

14:40~15:00 Role of VA in Japanese policy package(PDF:626KB) PDF File
Dr. Taishi Sugiyama, Senior Research Scientist, Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry (CRIEPI)
15:00~15:20 Experiences with Voluntary Agreements- Lessons Learned from the Netherlands(PDF:443KB) PDF File
Dr. Ernst Worrell, Professor, Energy, Resources & Technological Change, Utrecht University
15:20~15:40 Voluntary Actions and the Post 2020 Climate Agreement: Transformational Change and Investments in a Mosaic World(PDF:95KB) PDF File
Dr. Brian Flannery, Center Fellow, Resources for the future
Panelists :
Dr. W. David Montgomery
Dr. Ernst Worrell
Dr. Brian Flannery
Dr. Taishi Sugiyama
Mr. Hiroyuki Tezuka, Chairman of the Working Group on Global Environment Strategy, Committee on Environment and Safety, KEIDANREN (General Manager, Climate Change Policy Group, Technology Planning Department, JFE Steel Corporation)
Discussion
Q&A (floor)

Closing remarks: (16:55-17:00)

17:00 Closing - Reception

Organizers and Sponsor

Organizers: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Keidanren (Japan Business Federation), and the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan

Sponsor: Ministry of the Environment

Division in Charge

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

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