NIES Activities during UNFCCC COP28/CMP18/CMA5

The 28th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP28) and the 18th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP18) were taken place from 30 November to 12 December(*), 2023 in Expo City Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) (*extended and closed on 13 December).

Below are details of NIES activities during UNFCCC COP28/CMP18/CMA5.


Reports and comments on COP28

(To be reported accordingly)



This exhibit presents (1) how Japanese satellites have discovered the effects of climate change on our environment including GHG, rainfall, and AFOLU, (2) international cooperation efforts which will support GST, and (3) Japan's contributions to mitigation and adaptation science and policy.

Date: December 1-6, 2023
Venue: Booth 11  *COP28 Blue Zone: UNFCCC Area
Co-organizers: Remote Sensing Technology Center of Japan (RESTEC); Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES); and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Side Events

Earth observations in support of mitigation actions towards the Paris climate goal and SDGs

Date: December 10 (Sun), 2023
Time: 16:45-18:15
Venue: SE Room 9 *COP28 Official Side Event
Co-organizers: Universities Space Research Association (USRA)

Earth observations (EO) play critical roles in monitoring climate and environmental changes and informing our mitigation policies. This event will showcase and discuss how we further guide our policies and actions towards emission reduction goal and SDGs with current and upcoming EO opportunities.

Other Events

University of Exeter: Global Carbon Budget Report 2023

Date: December 5 (Tue), 2023
Time: 10:00-10:30
Venue: Press Conference 2, Zone B6 *COP28 UNFCCC Event
Organizer: Global Carbon Project (GCP), University of Exeter

COP28 Japan Pavilion

Advancing Scientific Tools and Synergies for Climate Change Risk Assessment in the Asia-Pacific

Date: December 11 (Mon), 2023
Time: 16:30-17:45
National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Ministry of the Environment, Japan (MOEJ), Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
Speakers: Ms. Ayuko Kobayakawa (MOEJ),Dr. Yuji Masutomi (NIES), Mr. Daisuke Maruichi (ESCAP), Dr. Sanjay Srivastava (ESCAP)

STS forum COP 28 Special Symposium on Regional Action on Climate Change “Agriculture, Food, Biodiversity and Climate Change”

Date: December 1 (Fri), 2023
Time: 16:30-17:45 *Zoom Meeting ID: 876 8678 8632 / Passcode: 774448
Chair: Prof. Cherry A. Murray (University of Arizona, U.S.A.)
Speakers: Prof. Hiroshi Komiyama (STS forum, Japan); Mr. Yoshihiro Mizutani (Ministry of the Environment, Japan); Prof. Dr. Adel El Sayed Tawfik El-Beltagy (IDDC /Ain Shams University, Egypt); Prof. Jim Falk (University of Melbourne/The University of Wollongong, Australia); Ms. Agnes Asiimwe Konde (Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), Kenya); and Dr. Kiyoshi Takahashi (National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Japan)

Contribution of GOSAT series satellites to Greenhouse Gas and Air Pollutant observations for Sustainable Development

Date: December 9 (Sat), 2023
Time: 10:30-12:00
Ministry of the Environment, Japan (MOEJ)/National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)/Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)/Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)
Speakers: Yutaka Matsuzawa (MOEJ), Shohei Okano (MOEJ), Tazu Saeki (NIES), Akihiko Ito (University of Tokyo/NIES), Masataka Watanabe (Chuo University), Yu Someya (NIES), Yugo Kanaya (JAMSTEC), Prabir Patra (JAMSTEC/Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN)), Aya Takatsuki (MEXT), Hiroshi Tanimoto (NIES), Batjargal Zamba (Science Advisor, Information and Research Institute for Meteorology, Hydrology and Environment, Former Special Envoy for Climate Change in Mongolia), Sattor Saidov (Head, Center of study climate change and ozone layer/national coordinator IPCC, Agency for hydrometeorology, The Committee of Environmental Protection under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan), Tomohiro Oda (Universities Space Research Association (USRA) /University of Maryland)


Achievements and Prospects of GOSAT Series Project
The Satellite Observation Center, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)