Symposium open for public

EU-Japan Climate Change Policy Symposium: Use of scenario analysis to form the long-term strategy under the Paris Agreement

13:30-18:00 (Opening from 13:00), 6 December 2019 (Friday).

Japan adopted its Long-term Strategy under the Paris Agreement (Cabinet decision, 11 June 2019), envisioning a paradigm shift to an economic and social system for zero GHG emissions, without emissions in the second half of the century. With respect to its implementation, the strategy indicates that “the Government will carry out analyses, taking future situational changes into account, based on the best available scientific knowledge, on issues such as the constraints on land, climate, resources and social systems, adverse economic effects and opportunities for growth caused by climate change.”

Analysis and modeling of scenarios represents a powerful means to consider the long-term strategy, as they can be used to evaluate the opportunities and risks for regions and businesses heading towards a decarbonized society. Specifically, this is made possible through the creation of multiple socio-economic scenarios for Japan, and which also account for future uncertainties. These kinds of analyses are widely used in the formulation of strategies, like those focusing on decarbonization in the EU, and their usefulness to evaluate policies in Japan should also be considered.

Moreover, in the business arena, prompted by the rapid increase of ESG investments in recent years, the need for public disclosure and evaluation of measures related to climate change is rising, starting with the response to the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). Although there are businesses making progress in using scenario analysis to guarantee proper visibility of initiatives in response to climate change-related measures, it is essential to support them by providing information, supporting data, and tools to conduct scenario and model analysis at the national level. With this in mind, we are organizing a workshop inviting organizations and experts from Japan and abroad, to share knowledge and gaps around the topic. 

Event Details

Date
13:30-18:00 (Opening from 13:00), 6 December 2019 (Friday).
Venue

Delegation of the European Union to Japan

Europa House
4-6-28 Minami-Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0047 Japan
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Co-Organisers
Delegation of the European Union to Japan
Languages
Japanese / English
(Simultaneous interpretation)
Contact

IGES Strategic and Quantitative Analysis Centre
2108-11 Kamiyamaguchi, Hayama, Kanagawa, 240-0115 Japan
Tel: 046-826-9613
Fax: 046-855-3809
E-mail: qac-info@iges.or.jp

Presentation Materials

13:30 - 13:35 Opening remarks EU representative  
13:35 - 14:20 The process for the EU vision for decarbonization and the role of scenario and model analysis.
  Peter Russ, JRC and Fabien Ramos, DG CLIMA PDF(927KB)
Haris Doukas, Alexandros Nikas, NTUA PDF(1.0MB)
Q and A
14:20 - 15:15 Presentations by Japan experts on scenario and modeling analysis
  Ken Ohshiro, Kyoto University PDF(2.0MB)
Yuji Matsuo, The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan PDF(1.5MB)
Ryoichi Komiyama, Tokyo University PDF(1.0MB)
Q and A
15:15 - 15:35 Coffee break
15:35 - 16:55 Presentations by Japanese companies and local governments
  Hiroyoshi Niwa, Deloitte Tohmatsu Consulting LLC PDF(1.1MB)
Naoki Yoshimoto, Hitachi, Ltd.     PDF(2.2MB)
Yuko Iizuka, Sumitomo Forestry CO., LTD. PDF(2.9MB)
Masaki Numata, Yokohama City PDF(1.2MB)
Q and A
16:55 - 17:55 Panel discussion
Moderator

Hironori Hamanaka, Special Research Advisor, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies

 
Panelist Peter Russ, JRC and Fabien Ramos, DG CLIMA  
Ken Ohshiro, Kyoto University  
Yuji Matsuo, The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan  
Hiroyoshi Niwa, Deloitte Tohmatsu Consulting LLC  
Naoki Yoshimoto, Hitachi, Ltd.   
Yuko Iizuka, Sumitomo Forestry CO., LTD.  
Masaki Numata, Yokohama City  
17:55 - 18:00 Closing remarks Nobutoshi Miyoshi, Managing Director, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies  
18:00 - Reception (Open for the all participants)

 


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This event was organised with the financial support of the European Union’s Partnership Instrument and the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety (BMU) in the context of the International Climate Initiative (IKI). The opinions expressed are the sole responsibility of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views of the funders.

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