COP20 Side-event: Achieving a low-carbon Asia – Japan’s collaboration with Asia in developing INDCs with Asia’s full ownership

■ Date & Time: 10:00-11:30, Monday, 8 December 2014COP20_Japan pavilion②
■ Venue: Japan pavilion at COP20
■ OrganiserInstitute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
■ Co-organiser: Kyoto University, National Institute for Environmental Studies(NIES), Mizuho

Submissions for the “Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC)” will be requested. In Asia, Japan has been encouraging examination of policies using the Asia-Pacific Integrated Assessment Model, as well as promoting the development of inventories and the formulation of NAMA. We have also seen the emergence of the Low Carbon Asia Research Network (LoCARNet) proposed by the Japanese Government and IGES. This network has facilitated activities towards realising low-carbon development in Asia, by fostering and enhancing research communities in Asia, conducting policy dialogues between researchers and policy-makers, as well as promoting information-exchange and knowledge-sharing through annual meetings. And now the integration of all this knowledge and experience will be effective in INDC preparation.

This side-event at COP20 will provide an opportunity to present Japan’s collaboration with Asian countries which we hope will be useful in INDC preparation in Asia. It will also be a good chance to carry out frank exchanges on what kind of support Asia expects from Japan.


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