<Global Challenges Toward Low-Carbon Economy -Focus on Country-Specific Scenario Analysis-
Global Challenges Toward Low-Carbon Economy -Focus on Country-Specific Scenario Analysis-


Kazan River, Montréal Convention Centre,
18:00-20:00, December 3, 2005
18:00-18:10 Welcome
Dr. Shuzo Nishioka (NIES, Japan)
Opening Remarks
Mr. Hiroshi Ohki (Chairperson of COP3, Secretary General of GEA )

US scenarios toward 2050
Dr. Ronald sands (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, US)
Canada scenarios toward 2050
Mr. Ralph Torrie (ICF Consulting Group, Canada)
UK scenarios toward 2050
Prof. Michael Grubb (Imperial Collage of London, UK)
Germany scenarios toward 2050
Mr. Martin Weiss (Federal Environmental Agency, Germany)
Japan scenarios toward 2050
Dr. Junichi Fujino (NIES, Japan)
China scenarios toward 2050
Prof. Xiulian Hu (Energy Research Institute, China)
India scenarios toward 2050
Prof PR. Shukla (Indian Institute of Management, India)
Panel discussion
Coordinator: Dr. Shuzo Nishioka (NIES, Japan)
Refreshments will be set up and served just outside the Kazan River.

About Side-event
The main objective is exploring strategies to pursue a transition toward low-carbon economy focusing on policy packages integrating technology development and social structure change. The event would feature presentations and a panel discussion on scenario analysis with experts from Canada, China, France, India, UK, US and Japan.
Key messages:
1) Low carbon economy (LCE) is necessary to stabilize climate change.
2) There is no single bullet. The way to achieve LCE is different for each country. International cooperation is necessary.
3) LCE is possible. Aligning sustainable development & climate change actions can reduce the burden and facilitate transition to stabilization.