Publication Launch Event of Special Issue of Climate Policy: Seminar in Japan
■ Date: 18 February 2013, 13:30-18:00
■ Venue: Yokohama, Japan
■ Organiser: Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) and LCS-RNet Secretariat
■ Theme: Japan’s policies towards achieving low-carbon societies and world trends
Please see the details from the lGES website:
In response to the nuclear accident at Fukushima, it is time to re-consider Japan’s policy to combat global warming. Meanwhile, under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), discussions are on-going towards developing a framework for climate stabilisation in which all nations of the world should participate from 2020. Furthermore, each country is being engaged in greenhouse gas reduction policies respectively in a proactive manner. The International Research Network for Low Carbon Societies (LCS-RNet), begun by a Japanese initiative, has recently launched a special issue of the Climate Policy journal, which shows directions and ways forward on how to achieve a low-carbon society, and includes a comparison of low-carbon policies in each country. In this regard, the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), which serves as the Secretariat for LCS-RNet, will provide an opportunity to discuss Japan’s low-carbon, green growth policies with IGES affiliate members and others who are interested in these themes, based on the report in the Climate Policy journal.