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Looking ahead to 2050 Japan: Industry, Energy and Electricity Generation
Towards a Decarbonized Society

6 February 2019

in Japanese


Renewable Energy Institute, in cooperation with leading domestic thinktanks, held a symposium on the theme of electricity generation, energy and industry structures looking ahead to the Japanese society in 2050.  As the government is now formulating a long-term strategy based on the Paris Agreement, the organizers hope that the outcomes and discussions of this symposium will contribute to the development of energy policies in Japan.

Program

Welcome:
Teruyuki Ohno, Executive Director, Renewable Energy Institute

Keynote 1: Innovation Toward a Decarbonized Society -New Vision 2050
Hiroshi Komiyama 
Director-General, Center for Low Carbon Society Strategy (LCS), Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)  
Chairman of Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc.

Keynote 2: The Aspect of Society in 2050ーFrom the Perspective of Economy, Industry and Energy
Atsushi Nakajima   DL (in Japanese)
Chairman of Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI)

Report 1:  Society of 2050 Toward Zero Carbon Emissions-Industry, Energy, Power generation
Koichi Yamada   DL (in Japanese)
Deputy Director-General, Center for Low Carbon Society Strategy (LCS), Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)  

Report 2:  The Challenges of Energy Transition
Issues to integrate large scale renewable energy in Japanese grid operation 
Tatsuya Wakeyama DL (in Japanese)
Associate Professor at Kyushu University Platform of Inter/Transdisciplinary Energy Research/
Senior Research Fellow, Renewable Energy Institute

Analysis on Costs of Solar PV in Japan
Keiji Kimura   DL (in Japanese)
Senior Researcher, Renewable Energy Institute

Panel Discussion: Roadmap to Society in 2050
[Moderator] Mika Ohbayashi, Director, Renewable Energy Institute
[Panelists]
- Kazumasa Iwata, President, Japan Center for Economic Research  DL (in Japanese)
- Hiroshi Komiyama, Director-General, Center for Low Carbon Society Strategy (LCS) / Chairman of the Institute of Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc.
- Nobuo Tanaka, Chairman, The Sasakawa Peace Foundation /Former Executive Director, International Energy Agency  DL (in Japanese)
- Atsushi Nakajima, Chairman of Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI)
- Hikaru Hiranuma, Research Fellow, The Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research  DL (in Japanese)
 

Event Details

Date & Time  Wednesday, 6 February 2019   14:00 - 17:30
Venue International Conference Hall, The Sasakawa Peace Foundation
Organizer Renewable Energy Institute
In Cooperation with Center for Low Carbon Society Strategy, Japan Science and Technology Agency
The Sasakawa Peace Foundation
Admission Free

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external links

  • JCI 気候変動イニシアティブ
  • 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

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