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Symposiums, etc.

Informal meeting "Level of Long-Term Stabilization of Global Warming and Climate Change Risks"

Informal Meeting for Information Exchange
Date: November 18, 2009 9:00~11:40
Venue: Tokyo Garden Palace

9:00 Opening
9:00-9:20 "Constraining uncertainties of impact assessment using multi-model climate scenarios" Dr. Seita Emori, Chief, Climate Risk Assessment Research Section, Center for Global Environmental Research, National Institute for Environmental Studies
9:20-9:40 "Communicating climate change risks with lay public " Dr. Midori Aoyagi-Usui, Chief, Environmental Planning Section, Social and Environmental Systems Division, National Institute for Environmental Studies
9:40-10:10 "Coastal hazards induced by climate change: an assessment of impacts, risks, and adaptation strategies" Dr. Makoto Tamura, Associate Professor, Ibaraki University
10:10-10:40 "Impact Assessment of Climate Change on Rice Production in Asia in Comprehensive Consideration of Uncertainties in Future Climate projections" Dr. Yuji Masutomi, Senior Researcher, Natural Environment Research Group, Center for Environmental Science in Saitama
10:40-11:10 "Prediction of Hydrologic Impact of Climate Change on Forested Watersheds in Korea" Dr. Huicheul Jung, Postdoctoral Researcher, Center for Global Environmental Research, National Institute for Environmental Studies
11:10-11:40 "Predicting the Distribution of Three Vulnerable Japanese Plants" Dr. Erin Conlisk, Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science Postdoctoral Researcher at the Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute in Tsukuba
11:40 Closing



"Global Warming Impacts on the World and Japan
- Long-Term Climate Stabilization Levels and Impact Risk Outlook -" (in Japanese)

Date: November 17, 2009 (Tuesday) 13:00-16:00 (Doors open at 12:00)
Venue: Small Hall, Hamarikyu Asahi Hall (5-3-2 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo)
Hosted by: Ministry of the Environment (with Japanese/English simultaneous interpretation)

Moderator Nobuyuki Tanaka (Chief Researcher, Department of Plant Ecology, Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute)
13:00 Opening
13:00-13:20 Opening address: Yoshifumi Yasuoka (Executive Director, National Institute for Environmental Studies)
Introduction: Nobuo Mimura (Professor and Director, Institute for Global Change Adaptation Science, Ibaraki University)
13:20-13:50 "The Contribution of WGII to the IPCC 5th Assessment Cycle":Dr. Kristie L. Ebi (Executive Director, IPCC Working Group II Technical Support Unit )
13:50-14:20 "Preparing the low-lying Dutch Delta for climate change": Prof. Marcellinus Stive (Chair, Coastal Engineering, Delft University of Technology)
14:20-14:40 Intermission
14:40-14:55 "Global Warming Impacts on Japan―Climate Stabilization Level and Impacts― (in Japanese)": Yasuaki Hijioka (Senior Researcher, National Institute for Environmental Studies)
14:55-15:10 "Torrential Downpour Disasters in Japan (in Japanese)":So Kazama (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University)
15:10-15:25 "Impact of Global Warming on Human Health (in Japanese)":Yasushi Honda (Professor, Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba)
15:25-16:00 Panel Discussion
16:00 Closing



Research Workshop on Future Directions

Date: November 16, 2009 10:20-16:40
Venue: Sanjo Kaikan, The University of Tokyo

10:00 Opening
10:20-11:50 International research activities
Overview of S-4 Program
Prof. Nobuo Mimura, Ibaraki University
Invited Lecture 1
Dr. Nick Brooks, Visiting Research Fellow, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of East Anglia, UK
Invited Lecture 2
Dr. Do Minh Duc, Deputy Dean, Department of Geotechnics, Hanoi University of Science
Invited Lecture 3
Dr. Do Dinh Toat, Assoc. Professor, Hanoi University of Science
Invited Lecture 4
Prof. Md. Mafizur Rahman, Department of Civil Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET)
11:50-12:10 Discussions
12:10-13:10 Lunch
13:10-13:30 Present plan of the IPCCAR5
Prof. Taikan Oki, The University of Tokyo
13:30-14:50 International research activities
Invited Lecture 5
Dr. Anond Snidvongs, Director, Southeast Asia START Global Change Regional Center, Thailand
Japanese Studies 1
Prof. So Kazama, Assoc. Professor, Tohoku University
Japanese Studies 2
Dr. Tetsuya Matsui, Forestry and Forest Product Research Institute
Japanese Studies 3
Dr. Akihiko Kotera, National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences
14:50-15:00 Coffee break
15:00-15:40 Japanese Studies 4
Prof. Kazuya Yasuhara, Ibaraki University
Japanese Studies 5
Prof. Eiji Ohno, Meijo University
15:40-16:40 General discussion and wrap-up
16:40 Closing



"Impacts of Global Warming on Japan - Present Situation and Future Projections: Toward Measures and Wise Adaptation -"

Date: October 30 (Thursday), 2008, 16:00-20:00
Venue: Nissho Hall (Nihon Shobo Kaikan) (2-9-16 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo)
Hosted by: Ministry of the Environment

Contents of Lecture Lecturer Material
Objective of This Symposium and Introduction of Contents Yasuaki Hijioka
National Institute for Environmental Studies
pdf
(in Japanese)
Water-Related Disasters-
Increase in Floods and Slope
So Kazama
Associate Professor
Tohoku University
pdf
(in Japanese)
Impacts on Forests
-Decrease in Suitable Habitats for Siebold's Beech and Expansion of Area of Pine Wilt-
Nobuyuki Tanaka
Senior Researcher,
Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute
pdf
(in Japanese)
Impacts on Agriculture
- Estimation of Rice Yield Variations and Adaptation -
Masayuki Yokozawa
Senior Researcher
National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences
pdf
(in Japanese)
Disasters in Coastal Zones
- Increase in Storm-Surge Flooding and Liquefaction Phenomena -
Kazuya Yasuhara
Professor
Ibaraki University
pdf
(in Japanese)
Impacts on Human Health
- Increase in Risk due to Heat Stress and Heat Stroke -
Masashi Ono
Chief of Comprehensive Impact Assessment Section
National Institute for Environmental Studies
pdf
(in Japanese)

The pdf materials in this table are linked to the website of the Global Environment Research Fund, Ministry of the Environment (in Japanese).


"A Glimpse into the Future from the Standpoint of Global Warming - Impacts on People's Lives and the Surrounding Environment -"

Date: November 30, 2006 (Thursday) 16:30-20:00
Venue: Yurakucho Asahi Hall (Yurakucho Mullion 11F, 2-5-1 Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)
Hosted by: Ministry of the Environment

Contents of Lecture Lecturer Material
Climate Change: Past, Present and Future John E. Hay
Scientific Advisor
University of Waikato
pdf
Global Warming and Infectious Diseases Ichiro Kurane
Director, Department of Virology I
National Institute of Infectious Diseases
pdf
(in Japanese)
Impact of Sea-Level Rise on Coastal Zones So Kazama
Associate Professor
Tohoku University
pdf
(in Japanese)
What Impacts Will Climate Change Have on Agriculture? Masayuki Yokozawa
Senior Researcher
National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences
pdf
(in Japanese)
Global Warming +2C Yasuaki Hijioka
Senior Researcher
National Institute for Environmental Studies
pdf
(in Japanese)

The pdf materials in this table are linked to the website of the Global Environment Research Fund, Ministry of the Environment (in Japanese)


General Meetings

Date: March 4, 2009 (Tuesday)

Date: August 22, 2008 (Friday) 11:00-approx. 16:00
Venue: Conference Room 801, Koku Kaikan (Aviation Building) (1-18-1 Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo)

Date: March 28, 2008 (Friday) 10:00-16:00
Venue: Conference Room No. 1, TKP Kasumigaseki

Date: October 17, 2007 (Wednesday) 9:30-15:00
Venue: Tokyo Office, National Institute for Environmental Studies

Date: March 26, 2007 (Monday) 10:00-16:00
Venue: Tokyo Office, National Institute for Environmental Studies

Date: September 29, 2006 (Friday) 10:00-17:00
Venue: Tokyo Office, National Institute for Environmental Studies

Date: March 31, 2006 (Friday) 10:00-18:00
Venue: Tokyo Office, National Institute for Environmental Studies

Date: May 13, 2005 (Friday) 10:00-18:00
Venue: National Institute for Environmental Studies