Past event 15-16 Dec 2022

LCS-RNet 13th Annual Meeting – New Scientific Challenges for Strengthening Actions Based on IPCC AR6

  • Date & Time:
    Day1: Thursday, 15 December 2022, 18:00- 21:00 (JST) (9:00-12:00 (GMT) /10:00-13:00 (CET))
    Day2: Friday, 16 December, 2022, 18:00- 21:00 (JST) (9:00-12:00 (GMT) /10:00-13:00 (CET))
  • Venue: Online
  • Organisers: LCS-RNet, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
  • Language: English only

On 15-16 December 2022, the Leveraging a Climate-neutral Society – Strategic Research Network (LCS-RNet) organised its 13th annual meeting, inviting several prominent experts and researchers involved in IPCC AR6 WGIII. This annual meeting set “New Scientific Challenges for Strengthening Actions Based on IPCC AR6” as an overarching theme, discussed how to trigger transitions and how to bridge science with actions. The annual meeting also featured four thematic themes – decarbonisation in agriculture and forestry, energy and food security, challenges in heavy industries, and a comparative study on zero-carbon cities in France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the UK.

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Day 1
Thursday, 15 December 2022
18:00-21:00 (JST), 9:00-12:00 (GMT), 10:00-13:00 (CET)
18:00-18:40 (JST)

Opening Plenary 1: How can we trigger transitions, and bridge science with actions?


  • KAINUMA Mikiko, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)

Opening remarks

  • TSUKADA Gen’ichiro, Ministry of the Environment, Japan (MOEJ)

Keynote presentation 1:

  • Franck Lecocq, AgroParisTech / International Research Center on Environment and Development (CIRED)



TSUKADA Genichiro



Franck Lecocq


18:50-19:50 (JST)  

Session 1: Agriculture and forestry: pursuing mitigation goals by reducing GHG emissions and increasing CO2 absorption


  • Nicola Colonna, Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA)


  • Francesco Tubiello, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
  • Karina Larsen, Climate Technology Centre &Network (CTCN)

Panel Discussion:

  • Bruno Dorin, International research center on Agronomy and Development (CIRAD)
  • SAIGUSA Nobuko, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)



Nicola Colonna


Francesco Tubiello


Karina Larsen



Bruno Dorin





20:00-21:00 (JST)  

Session 2: Energy and food securities – Challenges and barriers to a decarbonised society


  • MASUI Toshihiko, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)


  • Mike Bradshaw, UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC)/ Warwick Business School (on Energy)
  • Rizaldi Boer, Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia (on Food)

Panel Discussion:

  • Rob Gross, UKERC/Imperial College London
  • HASEGAWA Tomoko, Ritsumeikan University
  • Marie de Lattre-Gasquet, International research center on Agronomy and Development (CIRAD)

MASUI Toshihiko



Mike Bradshaw



Rizaldi Boer



Rob Gross







Marie de Lattre-Gasquet


Day 2
Friday, 16 December 2022
18:00-21:00 (JST),9:00-12:00 (GMT), 10:00-13:00 (CET)
18:00-18:40 (JST)

Opening Plenary 2: How can we promote systemic transition and innovation?


  • Kirsten Halsnæs, The Danish Technical University

Keynote presentation 2:

  • Michael Grubb, University College London (UCL)

Kirsten Halsnæs

Michael Grubb

18:50-19:50 (JST)

Session 3: Decarbonisation in Industries (title: t.b.d)


  • Joyashree Roy, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)


  • Stefan Lechtenböhmer, Wuppertal Institute
  • Mercedes Maroto-Valer, UKERC/Heriot-Watt University

Panel Discussion:

  • KURIYAMA Akihisa, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
  • Jean-Charles Hourcade, CIRED
  • Hilton Trollip, University of Cape Town

Joyashree Roy



Stefan Lechtenböhmer



Mercedes Maroto-Valer






Jean-Charles Hourcade



Hilton Trollip


20:00-21:00 (JST)

Session 4: Panel discussion – Comparative study on zero carbon cities


  • Minal Pathak, Global Centre for Environment and Energy, Ahmedabad University


  • Jan Webb, UKERC/The University of Edinburgh
  • Marion Gonzales , Sustainable city by France
  • Isabelle Dennieau,  Sustainable city by France
  • Carolina Innella, ENEA
  • ASAKAWA Kenji, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)

Minal Pathak


Jan Webb



Marion Gonzales



Isabelle Dennieau



Carolina Innella






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