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METI to Hold a Symposium on Global Warming Countermeasures- To Learn the Latest Knowledge in the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report concerning Measures for Mitigating Climate Change -

In response to the release of the Fifth Assessment Report compiled by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) will hold a symposium on September 8, 2014, at Iino Hall (Uchisaiwaicho, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo), aiming to learn the latest knowledge about measures for mitigating climate change in the report and deepen people’s understanding of climate change.

1. Outline

At the general meeting held in Berlin in April 2013, the IPCC approved the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report, submitted by the IPCC Working Group III, and publicized the report.

The report describes the Working Group’s assessment concerning policies and measures for curbing and reducing greenhouse gases or mitigating climate change, and also assesses the choices for a variety of administrative-level entities and economy sectors, as well as evaluating various types of mitigation measures to see if they would make any impact on society.

Based on this background, METI will hold a symposium to assimilate the latest knowledge concerning such mitigation measures against climate change, as well as to discuss the challenges in the field by inviting experts who wrote the report and industry experts involved in implementing such measures.

As one of the lectures to be made during the opening section of the symposium, Dr. Ottmar Edenhofer (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research), Co-Chair of Working Group III of the IPCC will deliver a keynote speech. Also, other experts inside and outside Japan who authored the report will introduce the key points of the report.

In addition, at the panel discussion in the later section of the symposium, the speakers above and other experts, including those from industry, will discuss the issues as panelists, so as to deepen people’s understanding of the mitigation measures against climate change.

2. Date and venue

From 13:00 to 17: 00, September 8 (Mon.), 2014 (reception will open at 12:30)
Iino Hall (Uchisaiwaicho, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo)
2-1-1, Uchisaiwaicho, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo; 100-0011
Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE)
Lectures, panel discussions, etc. (simultaneous interpretation between Japanese and English is available)
300 (admission is free; prior registration is required)

Note: For details of the symposium, see the Japanese language press release and the following website of the Secretariat.

3. How to apply

Admission is free, but prior registration is required.

If you wish to attend the symposium, please register via the following website by September 2 (Tues.), 2014. Please note that the registration will end when all seats are filled.

For details of the symposium and how to register, please visit the following website of RITE, the secretariat of the symposium: Site Link (in Japanese)

Release Date

August 6, 2014

Division in Charge

Global Environmental Affairs Office, Environmental Policy Division, Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau

Related Information

Global Warming Countermeasures

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