Theme Forum August

International Symposium on Climate Change
"Economic and Industrial Development in Harmony with the Environment"


+ Date and Time

13:30 pm to 17:30 pm, Saturday, August 27, 2005

+ Venue

Reception Hall, Nagoya International Congress Center

+ Organizers

Japan Association for the 2005 World Exposition
Bureau of International Expositions (BIE)

+ Objectives

The event aims at providing an opportunity for prominent scholars, policy-makers and industrialists from Japan and abroad to discuss the future climate actions beyond Kyoto from medium and long-term perspectives. In particular, how to mobilize technological innovation, deployment and diffusion for low-carbon society and how to facilitate the transfer of these technologies to developing countries will be debated with a view to striking a good balance between environment and economy.
This symposium is open to the public, and it is expected that the general public interested in climate change issues will be participating as audience.

2.Program and Speakers

Moderator: Prof. Mitsutsune Yamaguchi(Teikyo University / Japan)

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Prof.Mitsutsune Yamaguchi

Session1: Promoting development and diffusion of innovative technologies

  • Dr. Yoichi Kaya, Director-General (Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE) / Japan)
  • Dr. Nebojša Nakicenovic (International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) / Russia)
  • Dr. Robert Dixon (Council on Environmental Quality, Executive Office of the President / US)
  • Dr. Peter J. G. Pearson (Imperial College / UK)

Session2: Facilitating technology transfer to developing countries

  • Mr. Katsuhiko Kotani (Chief Representative in China and General Manager of Beijing Office, Nippon Steel Cooperation / Japan)
  • Mr.Taishi Sugiyama (Leader, Climate Policy Project, Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry (CRIEPI) / Japan )
  • Dr. Zhou Dadi (Director General, Energy Research Institute, National Development and Reform Commission / China)
  • Dr. Ajay Mathur (the President of Senergy Global / India)

Session3: Striking a balance between environment and economy

  • Prof. Akio Morishima (Chair of the Board of Directors, the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) / Japan)
  • Prof. Dorodjatun Kuntjoro-Jakti (University of Indonesia, Former Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs / Indonesia)


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+ Destination

EXPO2005 Message Events Registration Secretariat August Forum
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Aichi, Japan 460-0002
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+ Entry deadline

Sunday, August 21,2005
Inquiry by telephone and e-mail will be accepted until 17:00 on Friday, August 26.

+ For Further information

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