LCS-RNet 11th Annual Meeting in Rome, Italy | Day 2 October 18 2019

(15×4 = 60 mins)
Discussion: 10 mins

Plenary 3: How to steer investments towards carbon neutral, resource efficient and resilient economy (CIRED-CMCC)

Chair: Mr. (CIRED, France)

Rapporteur: Mr. (CIRED, France)

  1. Sustainable Finance Taxonomy and Carbon Pricing (Mr. , MoE Italy – TA Sogesid)
  2. Investment in low carbon infrastructures for sustainable development (Mr. – via video link)
  3. Making the low carbon investment transition happen (Mr. – CMCC, Italy – via video link)
(15×4 = 60 mins)
Discussion: 20 mins

Parallel session 3-1: Barriers and opportunities of financing/investing in mitigation and adaptation projects (international perspective)

Chair: Mr. (MoE Italy – TA Sogesid)

Rapporteur: Ms. (MoE, Italy – TA Sogesid)

  1. Opportunities for de-risking of renewable energy investments and results-based climate finance – a private-sector view (Mr. – SI Solar – Investments Srl, Italy)
  2. Can the Paris deal boost SDGs achievement? An assessment of climate mitigation co-benefits or side-effects on poverty and inequality (Ms. – CMCC, Italy)
  3. Linking technology transfer and financing under the UNFCCC and other mechanisms (Mr. – CTCN)

Parallel session 3-2: Financing a resource efficient and resilient economy at the local level

Chair: Mr. (CIRED, France)

Rapporteur: Mr. (IGSA Labs, India)

  1. Strategic agenda for Research and Innovation on circular economy funding: EIT Climate KIC and CICERONE project (Ms. – Climate KIC)
  2. Financing home energy retrofits in France (Mr. – CIRED, France)
  3. Climate services to upscale climate finance (Ms. – CICERO)
  4. Funding strategies for circular economy (Mr. – ENEL)

Panel discussion: Long-term strategies toward decarbonization (IGES-ENEA)

Co-chairs and facilitators: Mr. (ENEA, Italy)/Ms. (IGES, Japan)

Rapporteur: Mr. (IGSA Labs, India)


  • Italy: (Mr. , MoE, Italy)
  • UK: (Mr. – Committee on Climate Change, UK) (via video link)
  • France: (Mr. – French Ministry of Environment and LCS-RNet government focal point)
  • Germany: (Mr. – WI, Germany)
  • EU: A Clean Planet for all – A European strategic long-term vision for a prosperous, modern, competitive and climate neutral economy (Ms. – European Commission)
  • Japan: (Ms. – Ministry of the Environment, Japan)
  • Asia: (Mr. – UTM, Malaysia)

Questions to the Panelists

Panel discussion:  Long-term strategies toward decarbonization

Aim of panel discussion:
The Paris Agreement invited each of the Parties to submit a “long-term low greenhouse gas emission development strategy” (long-term strategy) by 2020, looking at the second half of this century. 12 countries have submitted the long-term strategies as of 26 July 2019. Some of them are considering more ambitious GHG reduction targets, and many of the countries that have not yet submitted are still looking for their long-term strategies toward decarbonized societies. The aim of this panel discussion is to share the existing knowledge of the countries’ long-term strategies, and to discuss the further challenges and opportunities of future practices toward decarbonized societies.

Panelists are requested to answer some of the following questions and/or relevant questions posed by themselves.

Questions for the panelists: 

  1. By what process has the long-term strategy been decided/considered?

    • Who leads the discussion? If a committee is formed, what kind of members participate in the committee and how much time has been spent on the discussions?
    • What was the hardest part in deciding your strategy, e.g. deciding the long-term target and discussing how to achieve the goal?
    • Was there any objection from stakeholders, e.g. from business side?
    • Were opinions of the citizens (or citizen groups) reflected enough?
    • How are the long-term strategies linked to what has been already achieved in the short-medium?
  2. What are important issues/challenges in implementing the long-term strategy?

    • Are technological/social innovation required in implementing the strategy? If so, what kind of innovation?
    • Has a transition to a new system been considered, e.g. circular economy?
    • Is a new finance mechanism considered?
    • What kind of barriers are expected and what solutions have been thought of to overcome them?
  3. What kind of scientific knowledge is needed/expected to discuss/implement the long-term strategy?

    • Are scientific findings (such as IPCC reports) helpful in considering long-term strategy?
    • What research do you expect scientists to do in implementing a long-term strategy, e.g. system transition, structural change, costs of mitigation/adaptation, financial mechanism, behavioral change, international collaboration?
(20×3 = 60 mins)
Discussion: 15 mins

Plenary 4: Energy- Climate link (UKERC-NIES)

Chair: Mr. (UKERC, UK)

Rapporteur: Mr. (IGSA Labs, India)

  1. The geopolitics of the energy transformation (Ms. – German Institute for International and Security Affairs) (via Skype)
  2. The ENABLE EU project (Mr. – Institute of Studies for the Integration of Systems (ISINNOVA), Italy)
  3. 100% Renewable Energy Scenarios in 2050 for Japan (Mr. – Tohoku Univ., Japan)
(15×4 = 60 mins)
Discussion: 15 mins

Parallel session 4-1: Challenges and opportunities from fossil energy to renewable energy

Chair: Mr. (IGES, Japan)

Rapporteur: Ms. (IGES, Japan)

  1. German coal phase out agreement – and how that relates to their energy transition plans and policies (Mr. – Technische Universität Berlin-WIP)
  2. Renewable energy and sustainable development strategies in developing countries (Mr. – IGSA Labs, India)
  3. Current landscape and future evolutions of the power sector in Italy (Mr. – Elettricità Futura, Italy)
  4. Power to Gas technologies and innovative use of existing energy infrastructures to meet the long term CO2 neutrality goal (Mr. – ENEA, Italy)

Parallel session 4-2: How to change policies, markets and lifestyle for energy transition?

Chair: Mr. (NIES, Japan)

Rapporteur: Ms. (IGES, Japan)

  1. Role of lifestyles and changes in the demand side in SNBC2 (Mr. – French Ministry of Environment, France)
  2. Low carbon development strategy and energy transition in China (Mr. – ERI, China) (via video link)
  3. Reduction of energy service demands by introducing ICT services (Ms. – NTT, Japan)
  4. Monitoring of Energy Efficiency Policies in Italy (Mr. – ENEA, Italy)

Summary of the day by chairmen and rapporteurs: discussion



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