COP21 Side-event:Tripartite Climate Policy Dialogue among Japan, China, and Korea – Research Cooperation in Asia to Achieve the 2 Degree Target –

Date and time: 7 December 2015, 10:30-12:00

Venue: Japan Pavilion

Organiser: Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Japan; Energy Research Institute (ERI), P.R. China; Institute for Global Sustainability (IGS), Republic of Korea

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COP21-Tripartite Climate Policy Dialogue

◆Same titled collaborate event will be held in Republic of Korea Pavilion on the 4th December, 10:00 – 12:00. Please also visit Korea Pavilion.

COP21-Tripartite Climate Policy Dialogue_Korea Pavilion


Programme (tentative):

Welcome Remarks (5 min):

– H.E.Ms. Tamayo Marukawa, Minister of the Environment, Japan

Opening Remarks (15 min):

– Prof. Seung-soo Han, Former Prime Minister, ROK

– Dr. Shamshad Akhtar, Executive Secretary, UNESCAP

Presentations (30 min):

– Dr. Tae-yong Jung, Professor and Deputy Executive Director, Yonsei University, ROK

– Dr. Kentaro Tamura, Area Leader, Climate and Energy Area, IGES, Japan

Panel Discussion (40 min):

– Dr. Zhou Dadi, Former Director General, ERI, PRC

– Prof. Hoesung Lee, IPCC Chair (TBC)

– Prof. Hironori Hamanaka, Chair of the Board of Directors, IGES, Japan


Chair: Prof. P.R. Shukla, Co-Chair of IPCC WGⅢ & Dr. Shuzo Nishioka, Senior Research Advisor, IGES, Japan


Japan, China and Korea collectively account for approx. 30% of global GHG emissions, and have significant technological and financial capacity to reduce these emissions.

Three leading research institutes of the countries (IGES[1], IGS[2], ERI[3]) argue the importance of the collaborative research on climate policy and the necessity to harmonise national climate policies among Japan, China, and Korea in order to achieve 2 degrees in Asia.

In this event, we will discuss the 2 degrees scenario in Asia and policies and financial mechanism necessary to achieve it with a focus put on the establishment of integrated carbon market and the phase out of coal power


[1] Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Japan

[2] Institute for Global Sustainability (IGS), Republic of Korea

[3] Energy Research Institute (ERI), National Development and Reform Commission, P. R. China


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