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Symposium to launch discussion on phase out of coal-fired power stations in Japan
The Future of Energy Investment after the Paris Agreement
Accelerated Decarbonization Trend

29 May 2018

in Japanese

Symposium to launch discussion on phase out of coal-fired power stations in Japan The Future of Energy Investment after the Paris Agreement Accelerated Decarbonization Trend

At COP 23 in November last year, the "Powering Past Coal Alliance" was formed initiated by the UK and Canadian Government that have pledged to phase out coal-fired power stations. The formulation of this alliance was based on the scientific research by Climate Analytics, a think tank based in Berlin, which has now carried out an analysis of implications of the Paris Agreement for coal use in Japan.
A symposium to launch the publication of the report “Science based Coal-Phase Out Timeline for Japan” was held in Tokyo on 29 May 2018.

Program*with English-Japanese simultaneous interpretation

Contents

Opening Remarks:

  • Takejiro Sueyoshi, Vice-Chair of Executive Board, Renewable Energy Institute
  • Rachel King, Minister Counsellor, Economic Affairs, Media and Communications, British Embassy Tokyo

Speakers:

  • "Science based coal phase out timeline for Japan"
    Paola Parra, Climate Policy Analyst, Climate Analytics DL
  • "Latest information: Divestment and finance sector reactions to climate risks"
    Kenji Fuma, CEO, Neural Inc. DL (in Japanese)
  • “International Partnerships on Climate Change: Powering Past Coal Alliance"
    Alia Altaf, Energy, Environment and Venture Capital Analyst, Embassy of Canada in Japan DL
  • "Accelerating coal phase out: UK context and international perspective"
    Matthew Webb, Senior Associate, E3G DL
  • "Presentation of Coal Info-Pack"
    Yuko Nishida, Climate Change Group Manager, Renewable Energy Institute DL (in Japanese)

Panel discussion: Prospects for Japan's Coal Phase Out
Facilitator: Teruyuki Ohno, Executive Director, Renewable Energy Institute

Panelists:

  • Ai Kaibu, Deputy Director, Climate Change Policy Division, Global Environment Bureau, Ministry of the Environment
  • Ursula Fuentes Hutfilter, Senior Climate Policy Advisor, Climate Analytics
  • Tsukasa Kanai, Chief Sustainability Officer, Executive Manager, Corporate Planning Department, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank
  • Masaaki Nagamura, General Manager, International Initiatives, Strategy & Synergy Department, Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc.
  • Matthew Webb, Senior Associate, E3G

MC: Yuri Okubo, Senior Researcher, Renewable Energy Institute

Date & Time Tuesday, 29 May 2018
14:00-17:00
Venue Room A, Iino Hall & Conference Center
Organizer Renewable Energy Institute
Co-organizers
  • British Embassy Tokyo
  • Embassy of Canada
Admission Free (prior online registration required)

Contact

external links

  • 自然エネルギーで豊かな日本を創ろう!アクション
  • irelp
  • 全球能源互联网发展合作组织