9th Annual Meeting of the LCS-RNet in Warwick, UK

Theme:Clean growth and innovation
Date 12 -13 September, 2017
: Warwick University, UK
Theme: Clean growth and innovation in a changing world
Host:UK Energy Research Center (UKERC)
Organisers: UK Energy Research Center (UKERC), Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), LCS-RNet

The 9th Annual Meeting of LCS-RNet was held in Warwick University, UK on 12 – 13 September, 2017 back to back with the 2017 UKERC annual academic conference which explored the implications of international trends within these themes for UK energy policy and research.
The conference gathered around 200 participants during two days, focused on policy challenges and breakthroughs regarding “Clean growth and innovation“.

This year, we focused on three themes that reflect current debates in international climate change and energy policy, against the backdrop of recent political changes and uncertainties in Europe and the United States.  In particular, focused on three main themes in below:

  1. Innovation: technology, resource productivity and industrial policy.
  2. Global energy markets and forms of carbon pricing.
  3. Energy access and low carbon development.

The audience was actively engaged with the speakers during Q&A sessions after each presentation, which allowed productive debates and strengthened understanding of cross-cutting issues. Finally, the conference offered the opportunity to identify collaboration opportunities between participants, notably in the field of policy research.

The full programme of sessions and speakers is also available on the UKERC website.


LCS-RNet 9th Annual Meeting Programme and Presentations 

Day 1
Introductory Session / Welcome, Introduction to the meeting
Chair: Jim Watson (UKERC,UK)
Jim Watson (UKERC, UK)
Mikiko Kainuma (IGES / LCS-RNet Secretary General, Japan)
Plenary Session 1: Innovation, Resource Productivity and Industrial Policy
Chair: Stefan Lechtenböhmer (Wuppertal Institute, Germany)
P1_1 Fossil-free circular industry – how could it evolve?
Lars Nilsson (Lund University, Sweden)
Nick Molho, (Aldersgate Group)
Parallel session 1-1 :Innovation and industrial policy: what can we learn from successful national approaches?
Chair: Sergio La Motta (ENEA, Italy)
PS1-1_1 Innovation and industrial policy
Antonio Pflüger (Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany)
PS1-1_2 Environmental Vision 2050 – Innovation : technology, resource productivity and industrial policy
Yoshinori Kobayashi (Toshiba, Japan)
PS1-1_3 The Italian clustering approach to ‘intelligent’ factories and industrial sustainability
Flavio Tonelli (University of Genova, Italy)
Parallel session 1.2: NDCs, resource productivity and innovation: panel of analysts from different countries
Chair: Toshihiko Masui (NIES, Japan)
PS1-2_2 Thailand’s NDC 2030: Resources productivity and Innovation
Bundit Limmeechokchai (SIIT-TU, Thailand)
PS1-2_3 Assessing progress towards deep decarbonisation in Europe
Steve Pye (UCL and UKERC, UK)
Plenary session 2: Global energy markets and forms of carbon pricing
Chair: Karsten Neuhoff (DIW Berlin)
KN_1 Seizing a moment of opportunity after Trump’s withdrawal
Jean – Charles Hourcade (CIRED, France)
KN_2 Dipak Dasgupta (TERI, India)
Parallel Session 2-1: Fossil fuel markets and prices: implications for low carbon transition plans
Chair: Kentaro Tamura (IGES, Japan)
PS2-1_1 Towards a geopolitics of energy system transformation
Mike Bradshaw (Warwick/UKERC, UK)
PS2-1_2 Energy security and low carbon societies
André Månsson (Lund University, Sweden)
PS2-1_3 Ex-ante Analyses of Carbon Pricing for the Diffusion of Low Carbon Technologies in China’s Energy-intensive Sectors
Kentaro Tamura and Xianbing Liu (IGES,Japan)
Parallel Session 2-2 Carbon pricing and beyond: experience from different jurisdictions and future policy directions
Chair: Jean-Charles Hourcade (CIRED, France)
PS2-2_1 Michael Grubb (UCL)
PS2-2_2 CNational Emission Tax and International Agreements
Gjalt Huppes (CML, Leiden University, Netherlands)
PS2-2_3 Carbon pricing and beyond – experiences and implications –
Karsten Neuhoff(DIW Berlin)
Panel: Global Co-operation on Innovation
Chair: Paul Ekins (UKERC,UK)
Panel_1 David King (UK)
Panel_2 Antonio Pflüger (Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany).
Panel_3 CTCN Activities
Federico Villatico (CTCN-Climate Technology Centre and Network of UNFCCC)
Day 2
Plenary Session 3: Energy Access and Low Carbon Development
Chair: Jim Watson (UKERC)
P3_1 World Energy Outlook 2017
Hannah Daly (IEA)
P3_2 Low-Carbon Energy and Climate Research from DFID
Will Blyth (UK Department for International Development: DFID)
Parallel Session 3-1: Progress towards the energy access Sustainable Development Goal
Chair: Shuichi Ashina (NIES, Japan)
PS3-1_1 What can RE contribute to energy access ….and beyond? What is the role of practitioners? What are key success factors?
Carmen Dienst (Wuppertal Institute, Germany)
PS3-1_2 Progress towards the energy access Sustainable Development Goal
Jiang Kejun (ERI, China)
PS3-1_3 Bhutan’s leapfrogging challenge in energy access aiming at carbon-neutral society
Shuzo Nishioka and Miho Kamei (IGES, Japan)
Parallel Session 3-2: Interdependencies between energy access and other SDGs
Chair: Sergio la Motta (ENEA, Italy)
PS3-2_1 Fossil fuel production scenarios under carbon budget and equity considerations
Paul Ekins (UCL and UKERC, UK)
PS3-2_2 Trade-offs and synergies between universal electricity access and climate change mitigation in Sub-Saran Africa
Anteneh Dagnachew (PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, Netherlands)
PS3-2_3 Climate actions and interactions with SDGs – focus on energy access –
Mikiko Kainuma (IGES, Japan)
PS3-2_4 Energy in the Network of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Zhou Xin (IGES, Japan)
Plenary Session 4: From international context to national strategy
Chair: Christophe Cassen (CIRED, France)
P4_1 Implementing Paris: How to increase the ambition of NDCs?
Henri Waisman (IDDRI, France)
P4_2 Where Will We GO: China’s Future
Jiang Kejun (ERI,China)
P4_3 Latest Climate Change Policies & Long-term Low Carbon Vision in Japan
Takeshi Abe (MOEJ)
Panel: What are the implications of international trends for the UK?
Chair: Jim Watson (UKERC,UK)
P_1 Stefan Lechtenböhmer (Wuppertal Institute, Germany)
P_2 Christophe Cassen (CIRED, France)
P_3 Jim Watson (UKERC,UK)
P_4 Andy Kerr (ClimateXChange)
P_5 Owen Bellamy (UK Committee on Climate Change)
P_6 Ian Ellerington (UK Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
Archive (English)