10th Annual Meeting of the LCS-RNet in Yokohama, Japan

■ Date and Time: 9:00-17:30, 17 July 2018
Venue: Pacifico Yokohama (Room #311, 312 and 313)
■ Organisers: Ministry of the Environment, Japan; Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES); and National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)
■ Language: English only

You can download the Policy Report developed based on the last year’s LCS-RNet 9th Annual Meeting in Warwick, UK from HERE


■ Main theme of the 10th annual meeting
Time for action towards an ambitious decarbonised world

The Talanoa Dialogue was started in order to gain an understanding of the reduction in greenhouse gas emissions on a global scale and to examine the increased ambition towards a decarbonised world. Trends show that various actions must be implemented urgently to achieve decarbonised societies. NDCs are certainly the first step, but they are not sufficient to realise 1.5/2 °C targets. What is required are more ambitious GHG reduction scenarios, roadmaps and actions to achieve zero-carbon. In this regard, at the annual meeting, we will share proposed actions towards an ambitious decarbonised world in various regions and sectors, and we will discuss how to implement these actions effectively.

■ Background idea of four breakout sessions

(1-A) 1.5/2 degree targets and long-term low-carbon global development strategies

1.5 °C target and 2 °C target are the main goals of the Paris Agreement, but the present NDCs are insufficient. In order to realise the above goals, more ambitious targets are requested globally. One of these efforts is “long-term low-carbon development strategy”, and another is the Talanoa Dialogue as a precedent of the global stocktake. We will discuss implementation of these actions from a long-term perspective.

(1-B) Impact and adaptation

GHG mitigation actions are essential to realise a decarbonised world, but actions related to adaptation will also be needed to ensure sustainable decarbonisation. Through the discussion in this breakout session, we will share advanced actions related to adaptation.

(2-A) Innovation and transition

The breakout session will feature discussion on what kind of innovation is needed to implement the actions. This includes not only technological innovation, but also institutional innovation with regards to lifestyle among others.

(2-B) Actions in the developing world

The actions in developing countries will be the key to achieving a decarbonised world, because it is expected that GHG emissions from the developing countries will increase more rapidly than those in developed countries. Discussion points include what kind of actions are requested in the developing countries, how the actions will be promoted, and how developed countries can support those actions in developing countries.


■ LCS-RNet 10th Annual Meeting Programme and Presentations

Plenary 1: Opening
Opening address
Michihiro Oi (MOEJ, Japan)
Hideo Harasawa (NIES, Japan)
P1_3 Keynote speech
Priyadarshi R. Shukla (Ahmedabad University, India/IPPC WGⅢ co-chair)
Breakout session 1A: 1.5/2 Degree Target and Long-term Low-carbon Global Development Strategy
Chair: Christophe Cassen (CIRED, France)
1A_1 The Transition in Energy Demand Sectors to Limit Global Warming to 1.5°C
– An Overarching Modeling Approach and Its Policy Implications

Christophe Cassen (CIRED, France)
1A_2 Deep Decarbonization Pathways Compatible with National Priorities and Global Climate Objective
– Lessons from a Sectoral Perspective: Transport

Yann Briand (IDDRI, France)
1A_3 Scenario Analysis on Mid-century Low Emission Pathways in Japan
Ken Oshiro (MHIR, Japan)
1A_4 Implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions
– Framework Conditions and Transformative Changes in Selected Focus Countries

Julia Terrapon-Pfaff (WI, Germany)
Breakout session 1B :Impact and Adaptation
Chair: Kiyoshi Takahashi (NIES, Japan)
1B_1 French Multi-level Governance of Climate Change Adaptation
– The Facilitating Role of the French Environment and Energy Management Agency

Celine Phillips (ADEME, France)
1B_2 Integration of Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation into Development Plan
Rizaldi Boer (IPB, Indonesia)
1B_3 Japan’s Experiences for Climate Change Adaptation
Yasuaki Hijioka (NIES, Japan)
1B_4 KACCC’s Experiences for Climate Change Adaptation in the Republic of Korea
Taehyun Kim (KACCC/KEI, Republic of Korea)
Breakout session 2A : Innovation and Transition
Chair: Stefan Lechtenböhmer (Wuppertal Institute, Germany)
2A_1 Innovation and Transitions to Low Carbon Societies: Lessons from the UK
Jim Watson (UKERC, UK)
2A_2 Enabling a Low-CO2 Transition through Innovation
– Industrial Low-CO2 Technologies on the Horizon

Matilda Axelson (Vrije Universiteit Burussel, Belgium)
2A_3 GJETC as a Role Model of Bilateral Cooperation

Ichiro Kutani (IEE, Japan)

2A_4 Overview: Environmental Innovations in Japan
Hideyuki Mori (IGES, Japan)
Breakout session 2B: Actions in Developing World
Chair: Toshihiko Masui (NIES, Japan)
2B_1 Actions in the Developing World: Decarbonized Thailand
Bundit Limmeechokchai (SIIT-TU, Thailand)
2B_2 Moving Towards to Low Carbon Future: Energy Transition in China
Jiang Kejun (ERI, China)
2B_3 Urban Actions to Support NDCs Implementation
Nicola Tollin (University of Southern Denmark)
2B_4 Facilitating a Low-Carbon Transiton in the Developing World
Ambuj Sagar (Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India)
2B_5 Carbon Neutral Developmet in Bhutan towards 2050
Kei Gomi (NIES, Japan) / Yuki Ochi (E-Konzal, Japan)
2B_6 Bhutan’s Fundamentals for Happiness: ‘Sustainability’ Transition Pathways
Miho Kamei (IGES, Japan)
Plenary2: Closing
P2 Summary of each breakout session
Discussion on future work and proposal toward decarbonised society
Closing remarks

Mikiko Kainuma (IGES, Japan)
Archive (English)