2nd Annual Meeting of the LoCARNet in Yokohama, Japan

locarnet 2Date: 24-25 July 2013 Japan
Venue: Yokohama, Japan
– Low Carbon Asia Research Network / Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
– National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)


LoCARNet held its Second Annual Meeting on July 24 and 25, at the Pacifico Yokohama (Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan).  90 participants from 15 countries and two international organisations attended the LoCARNet meeting.

During a session on comparing reduction potential of Asian countries towards achieving 2 degree target, the participants indicated the necessity of restraining greenhouse gas emissions in Asia in the year 2050 to below the current level, in order to reduce emissions in the year 2050 by half compared with the 1990 level, in keeping with the 2 degree target.  Participants from each country then delivered reports on the policies and measures necessary in order to implement the outcomes of analyses conducted using the AIM model, evaluation of national reduction target in each country, and then potentials and technological options.  There was also a lively question and answer exchange from the floor, including how to treat forest sinks and each country’s measures in relation to the 2 degree target.

A session on urgent research issues common throughout the Asian region introduced overviews of and progress reports regarding a number of projects selected by the Low Carbon Initiatives Programme of the Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN).  The session also indicated the important role played by research in furthering progress on the shift to a low-carbon society in Asia, and the participants shared the view that this Programme was helping to push forward low-carbon research within Asia.  At the same time, the session also set forth the issue of how to deliver such research results to policy decision makers.


5th Annual Meeting  of LCS-RNet was also held before the LoCARNet annual meeting:

Information on the last LoCARNet meeting:
・1st Annual Meeting, Thailand

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