Open Symposium “Low-Carbon Society Scenario toward 2050:
Scenario Development and its Implication for Policy Measures”


March 24 (Thu.), 2005, 10:00-17:30
Shinagawa Prince Hotel (Minato-ku, Tokyo) (2 min. walk from Shinagawa station), 17F “Ohiso” Room, Shinkan (New Tower)
English and Japanese (Simultaneous interpretation available)
150, Free of Charge
National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Tokyo Institute of Technology (TITech), Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
Ministry of Environment Japan (MOEJ)

  The purpose of this symposium is to bring Japanese researchers and stakeholders on climate change to a common forum, and inform them of national-level climate policy scenarios toward 2050 that have been developed in UK, Germany, Netherlands, France, and other countries. Our concerns are how to develop those scenarios and evaluate their impact on policy measures which include: (i) Rationale behind the selection of reduction targets, (ii) How to evaluate reduction measures and their economic impacts, and (iii) How to chart out implementation roadmap.
 This symposium is an important activity of the new research project “Low Carbon Society Japan 2050” sponsored by Ministry of Environment, Japan since 2004. This will be the first opportunity for experts in this field to get together. This symposium would contribute to achieving the objective of a low carbon society.

■Tentative Agenda on March 24 (Thu.), 2005

10:00-10:15 Opening Remarks Mr. Toshiro Kojima, MOEJ
Session 1 Overview of Low Carbon Society Scenario Development
10:15-10:30 Purpose and Objective of this Symposium

Prof. Shuzo Nishioka, NIES
10:30-11:00 Long-term climate policy in EU Dr. Artur Runge-Metzger, Environment DG, European Commission
Session 2 Long-term GHG reduction target
11:00-11:10 Overview and discussion points Dr. Norichika Kanie, TITech
11:10-11:30 Policy perspective of Long-term GHG reduction target setting Dr. Martin Weiss, Germany's Federal Environment Agency (Germany)
11:30-11:50 Stakeholder perspective of Long-term target Dr. Marleen van de Kerkhof, Institute for Environmental Studies (Netherlands)
11:50-12:30 Disussion Discussant:
Dr. Joop Oude Lohuis, RIVM (Netherlands)
Dr. Srinivasan Ancha, IGES
Session 3 Development of low carbon society scenarios toward 2050 and their policy impacts
13:30-13:40 Overview and discussion points Dr. Junichi Fujino, NIES
13:40-14:20 UK scenarios toward 2050 Mr. Stephen Green, DTI (UK)
14:20-14:50 Germany scenarios toward 2050 Dr. Manfred Fischedick, Wuppertal Institute (Germany)
14:50-15:20 France scenarios toward 2050 Mr. Michel Colombier, IDDRI (France)
15:20-15:40 Coffee Break
15:40-16:10 Netherlands scenarios toward 2050 Remko Ybema, ECN (Netherlands)
16:10-16:30 Japan scenarios toward 2050 Dr. Junichi Fujino, NIES
16:30-17:20 Panel Discussion
17:20-17:30 Final Remarks


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