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Symposium: 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

  • Rachel King
    Rachel King
    Minister Counsellor, Economic Affairs, Media and Communications, British Embassy Tokyo
    October 2017 - Minister Counsellor, Economic Affairs, Media and Communications, British Embassy Tokyo
    March 2016 - Director of Overseas Operations, Department for International Trade, British Embassy Tokyo
    July 2015 - Counsellor (Political and Media), British Embassy Tokyo
    Jan 2012 - Programme Manager – Budget and Spending Review, HM Treasury, London
    Jan 2010 - Private Secretary, Prime Minister’s Office (10 Downing Street), Cabinet Office, London
    June 2009 - Desk Officer (Home Affairs), Economic and Domestic Affairs Secretariat, Cabinet Office, London
    Sep 2008 - Policy Adviser, Government Olympic Executive, Department of Culture, Media and Sport, London
    Sep 2002 - University College London, University of London
    Sep 1998 - Clare College, University of Cambridge
  • Paola Yanguas Parra
    Paola Yanguas Parra
    Climate Policy Analyst, Climate Analytics
    Paola Yanguas Parra is an economist and climate policy analyst. She leads modelling and analytical work on the decarbonisation of the energy sector in the context of the Paris Agreement, with emphasis on identifying strategies to phase out coal and other fossil fuels in the power sector. Relevant publications include our global and European coal phase-out reports, as well as our scientific publication on regional coal phase-out and the 2017 UNEP Gap Report chapter on coal phase-out.
  • Kenji Fuma
    Kenji Fuma
    CEO, Neural Inc.
    Kenji Fuma is a founder and CEO of Neural Inc, a sustainability management and ESG investment advisory company, in 2013. It operates an online news site "Sustainable Japan". The company is a signatory to the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and is a media partner of PFA21, Principles for Financial Action for the 21st Century, which is backed up by the Ministry of the Environment.
    Fuma has given a number of lectures on sustainability management, ESG investment, climate change financial risks. He has also contributed comments to the Nikkei News and the Mainichi Shimbun. He is enrolled in Harvard University graduate school majoring in Sustainability Management in 2015.
    He graduated from the University of Tokyo with BLA in International Relations in 2004 and graduated from Thunderbird School of global management with MBA in Global Management in 2012.
  • Alia Altaf
    Alia Altaf
    Energy, Environment and Venture Capital Analyst, Embassy of Canada in Japan
    2000-2002 Norman Patterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University – Graduate studies
    Professional Experience:
    2015 Second Secretary for Environment Climate Change, and Energy. Embassy of Canada, Tokyo
    2013-2015 Japanese language training Ottawa, Language School, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
    2011-2013 Canada Education Abroad Officer, Education division, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
    2010-2011 Iran Desk Officer, Middle East division, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
    2008-2010 Caribbean Relations Desk Officer, Latin America division, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
  • Matthew Webb
    Matthew Webb
    Senior Associate, E3G
    Matt Webb is a Senior Associate at E3G, where he leads on International Coal Diplomacy, encouraging Governments to show greater leadership on the phase out of coal, for example through the recently launched Powering Past Coal Alliance.
    Matt is on secondment from the UK Department of Business Energy and Industrial Strategy. Prior to joining E3G Matt worked on a range of climate and energy policy areas including domestic energy efficiency, (including the Bonfield Review), domestic heat policy and 2050 Pathways analysis.
    Working at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Matt led a campaign to secure support for the demonstration of Carbon Capture and Storage, which was pivotal in securing the New Entrant Reserve 300 mechanism at the EU Council in 2009. Matt was instrumental in establishing the UK and EU Near Zero Emissions Coal collaboration on CCS with China working within the International Climate Change team at Defra in 2005-6.
    Matt has a degree in Chemistry from Oxford University and a PhD in Physical Chemistry from Cambridge University.
  • Ai Kaibu
    Ai Kaibu
    Deputy Director, Office of Climate Change Policy Planning, Policy and Coordination Division, Global Environment Bureau, Ministry of the Environment
    Ai Kaibu is responsible for emission reduction in Japanese electricity sector, and also in charge of carbon pricing. She worked for UN climate negotiation, setting up of the Nuclear Regulation Authority after Fukushima accident, and environmental finance after joining the Ministry of the Environment in 2004. She holds MSc in Environment and Sustainable Development from UCL, MSc in Climate Change and Policy from Sussex University and BA in law from University of Tokyo.
  • Ursula Fuentes Hutfilter
    Ursula Fuentes Hutfilter
    Senior Climate Policy Advisor, Climate Analytics
    Ursula Fuentes is a physics graduate with a PhD in atmospheric physics. She has over 20 years’ experience in research, climate policy and working at the science-policy interface, with leading roles in IPCC and UNFCCC negotiations for the EU and Germany and in the development of national climate action plans and programs. She leads work on 1.5°C-compatible climate and energy policy transformation strategies in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Tsukasa Kanai
    Tsukasa Kanai
    Chief Sustainability Officer, Executive Manager, Corporate Planning Department, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank
    Tsukasa Kanai graduated from Osaka University's school of law and joined the Sumitomo Trust & Banking Co., Ltd (now Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, SMTB) in 1983. After his experience at London branch, Pension Investment Department and so on, he served as the Head Office Executive of Corporate Social Responsibility Office of the Corporate Planning Department since 2012. He is a Executive Manager and Chief Sustainability Officer since April 2018. He now oversees all of the bank’s cross sectional CSR activities, including the group’s ESG investment. He serves as one of the steering committee members of Principles for Financial Action towards a Sustainable Society (PFA21) and Chairperson of Community Support Working Group within PFA21. He co-authored a number of books including "All about Strategic Pension Management", "CSR Management", "CSR Management and SRI", "Financial CSR Overview", "SRI and New Company/Finance", "Introduction to Natural Capital".
  • Masaaki Nagamura
    Masaaki Nagamura
    General Manager, International Initiatives, Strategy & Synergy Department, Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc.
    Masaaki Nagamura served as Division Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, Corporate Planning Department at both Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc. and Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd., between August 2011 and March 2018.
    He helped the launch of the Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI), an offspring of the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) in June 2012. He was involved in international insurance regulatory issues, between 2004 and 2011, as Manager in charge of international issues at Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire's Corporate Planning Department. Between 1997 and 2004, he was stationed in Chicago, Illinois, as an insurance account executive serving commercial clients in the U.S. Midwest.
  • Takejiro Sueyoshi
    Takejiro Sueyoshi
    Vice-Chair of Executive Board, Renewable Energy Institute
    After graduating from University of Tokyo, Takejiro Sueyoshi joined the Mitsubishi Bank (the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ) in 1967 and worked for the bank until 1998. During his years with Nikko Asset Management as Deputy President, he was appointed as a member of the UNEP FI Steering Committee. In addition to the involvement in the UNEP FI activities in the Asia Pacific Region, he is giving many educational speeches about environmental problems and CSR/SRI in various government councils, seminars, universities and TV programs. He is a Trustee member of Carbon Disclosure Project. He was a member of the Council for Japan’s Prime Minister on Climate Change Policy.
    His publications include “Ondanka Kogi (A lecture on Global Warming)” (Toyo Keizai), “Yugai Rensa (Chain of Harmfulness)” (Gentousha), “Green New Deal” (Editor,Kankyou Shinbun), “Saishin CSR Jijyo( The Newest Book on CSR)”(Hokuseido).
  • Teruyuki Ohno
    Teruyuki Ohno
    Executive Director, Renewable Energy Institute
    Before joining Renewable Energy Institute in August 2013, Teruyuki Ohno served as the Director General of the Bureau of Environment, Tokyo Metropolitan Government, for three years, covering a broad range of environmental issues including energy, climate change, waste management, pollution control, natural environment, and sustainable development. His notable achievements include reducing air pollution and PM emissions through “No Dirty Diesel Vehicle Strategy in Tokyo”, and implementing Japan’s first Cap-and-Trade Program in Tokyo in 2008, involving the industries and building a grand consensus. His active leadership in promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency has formed the foundation of Tokyo’s energy policy. He was awarded Haagen-Smit Clean Air Awards by California Air Resources Board in 2014. His latest publication is "Energy Strategies of Municipality Governments" (Iwanami, 2013, Japanese). He also serves as part-time lecturer at the University of Tokyo, and a member of Seoul International Energy Advisory Council (SIEAC).
  • Yuko Nishida
    Yuko Nishida
    Manager, Climate Change Group, Renewable Energy Institute
    Yuko Nishida joined Renewable Energy Institute in May 2017. Prior to that, she worked for the Tokyo Metropolitan Government on climate policies and international environmental cooperation projects. She has collaborated with C40 cities, the global network of mega-cities committed to addressing climate change and was responsible for research design and publication of “Urban Efficiency”, a series of case-study reports that show how cities around the world have pursued efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
    She is an urban renewal planner and received her Master’s degree in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
    Recent publication: Alternative building emission-reduction measure, Building Research & Information, Volume 44 (2016)
  • YuriOkubo
    Yuri Okubo
    Senior Researcher, Renewable Energy Institute
    Yuri Okubo joined the Institute in 2015 as Climate Change Policy Advisor to develop and implement its strategy to promote renewable energy from climate change policy perspectives. Her current focus is on domestic coal power plants and their economic feasibility and financial risks. Her recent publications include "Business Risks of New Coal-fired Power Plant Projects in Japan —The Decline in Capacity Factor and Its Effect on the Business Feasibility" (2017) and "Coal Business and Policy Trends —What Japanese investors should know after the Paris Agreement" (2016).
    She started her carrier as a NGO (CASA) staff in Japan and was a research assistant at the University of Zurich, Department of Political Science where she joined research projects on climate and sustainable development funded by the European Parliament, German Federal Environment Agency and UK organizations. She joined Foundation myclimate to establish its Japanese affiliation and support global network. She obtained a Master’s degree in International Relations at Kobe City University of Foreign Studies.

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