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Pre-G7 International Symposium Climate Change and Energy: Issues of Coal-fire Power Generation (May 20th, 2016)

Pre-G7 International Symposium
Climate Change and Energy: Issues of Coal-fire Power Generation

At the Paris climate conference (COP21) in December 2015, all nations reached an agreement to set a long-term goal for decarbonization. The upcoming G7 Ise-Shima Summit in May 2016 is the first meeting for the G7 leaders after COP21. Climate change and energy issues are going to be on the agenda.
For this “Pre-G7 International Symposium”, international experts will present issues related to coal-fired power generation with the objectives of climate change, health, economy, and human rights in mind and to explore the path towards decarbonization.

Date & Time:2016 May, 20th(Fri.)9:30-17:30(registration:9:00-)

Venue: United Nations University, U Thant International Conference Hall

United Nations University
5–53–70 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8925
10-minute walk from JR Shibuya station
5-minute walk from Tokyo Metro (subway) Omotesando station, Exit B2

 Program (*Titles and schedule are subject to change)

9:30-9:40 Opening Remarks

9:40-10:55 Part 1. Recognizing the risks (25 minutes each)
1. Risk on the Climate Change : Lindee Wong (Ecofys, Consultant)
2. Risks on the Health Issues : Lauri Myllyvirta (Greenpeace, Coal, Senior Campaigner)
3. Risks on the Economics : Ben Caldecott (Oxford University, Sustainable Finance Programme, Director) *Video message

10:55-11:30 Q&A (35 minutes)

11:30-12:35 Part 2. Domestic Policy (each 25 minutes)
1. G7 countries’ National Policies on Coal
Chris Littlecott (E3G, Fossil Fuel Transition & CCS, Programme Leader)
2. Climate Change and Energy Policy in Japan
Kimiko Hirata (Kiko Network, International Director)
3. Voice from Local Residents (5 minutes each)
Toshinori Nakayama (Chiba)
Tatsuo Kawano (Kobe) *Video message
Voice (Fukushima)

12:35-13:00 Q&A (25 minutes)

13:00-14:00 Lunch

14:00-15:50 Part 3. International Coal Financing (25 minutes each)
1. International Finances – OECD Agreement and response from member countries
Kate DeAngelis (Friend of the Earth US, International Policy Analyst)
2. Japanese Finance Policy : Yuki Tanabe (JACSES, Program Coordinator)
3. Environmental and Social Issues in the developing countries – Voice from Activists (20 minutes each)
Indonesia: Pius Ginting (WALHI/FoE Indonesia, Head of Research Unit)
Vietnam: citizen group
India: Subash Mohapatr(Global Human Rights Communications, Executive Director)

15:50-16:10 Q&A
(16:10-16:15 seats setting)

16:15-17:25 Part 4. Panel discussion: The way forward: Japan and G7

17:25-17:30 Closing Remarks

Pre-G7 International Symposium: Climate Change and Energy: Issues of Coal-fire Power Generation PDF

Admission: Free of charge


Please fill out an application form for the symposium online or FAX us your name, e-mail, organization/department/position and clearly state that you would like to attend the “Pre-G7 International Symposium”.

Contact:Pre-G7 Symposium Planning Committee

Pre-G7 Symposium Planning Committee
Tel: 03-3263-9210, Fax: 03-3263-9463, Email:
Co-hosted by: JACSES, FoE Japan, Kiko Netwirk, Greenpeace Japan, WWF Japan