ICEF2015  2nd Annual Meeting

Program

October 6th, 2015
20:00 – 21:30 Networking Plaza
  October 7th, 2015 October 8th, 2015
09:00 – 09:30 Opening Session 09:00 – 11:30 Concurrent Sessions (Part 2)
 
 
 
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  09:30 – 11:50 Plenary Session (Part 1)
- Principal Issues in the Future GHG Reduction -
 
 
11
 
  11:30 – 12:45 Networking Lunch
 
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  11:50 – 13:00 Networking Lunch
 
  12:45 – 15:15 Concurrent Sessions (Part 3)
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  13:00 – 15:45 Plenary Session (Part 2)
- Future Perspectives from Innovators, Visionaries and Global Leaders -
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15 15:15 – 15:45 Networking Coffee Break
 
 
  15:45 – 16:15 Networking Coffee Break 15:45 – 18:15 Plenary Session (Part 3)
- Future Strategy for Climate Change -
 
  16:15 – 18:45 Concurrent Sessions (Part 1)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  18:15 – 18:45 Closing Session
 
  19:00 – 21:00 Official Dinner 19:00 – 21:00 Farewell Dinner
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

October 6th, 2015

20:00 – 21:30

Networking Plaza

October 7th, 2015

9:00 - 9:30

Opening Session

[Opening Address] 

Shinzo Abe
Prime Minister of Japan (Video message)
Daishiro Yamagiwa
State Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry
John Holdren
Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, United States
9:30 – 11:50

Plenary Session (Part 1)
- Principal Issues in the Future GHG Reduction -

Georg Erdmann [Moderator]
Professor, Berlin University of Technology
Leon Clarke
Senior Scientist and Group Leader, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
Philippe Benoit
Head, Energy Efficiency and Environment (Climate) Division, International Energy Agency (IEA)
Laurence Tubiana
Ambassador for Climate Change and Special Representative for the 2015 Paris Climate Conference Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development of France
Anwar Hossain Manju
Minister of Environment and Forest, People's Republic of Bangladesh
Héla Cheikhrouhou
Executive Director of the Green Climate Fund
Richard K. Lester
Japan Steel Industry Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering and Associate Provost Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Hiroaki Nakanishi
Chairman & CEO , Hitachi, Ltd., Vice Chairman of KEIDANREN (Japan Business Federation)
11:50 – 13:00
Networking Lunch
 
13:00 – 15:45

Plenary Session (Part 2)
- Future Perspectives from Innovators, Visionaries and Global Leaders -

Section1: Short speeches from government/international leaders
Muhammad Yunus
Chairman, Yunus Centre
FIDEL CASTRO DIAZ-BALART
Scientific Advisor of State Council, Cuba
Bader Hamad Al-Essa
Minister of Education and Higher Education of the State of Kuwait
Chiheb Bouden
Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Tunisia
Anatoly B. Chubais
Chief Executive Officer, RUSNANO
Section2: Panel discussion among innovators/visionaries
David Sandalow [Moderator]
Inaugural Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University
Sumant Sinha
Founder, Chairman & CEO, ReNew Power Ventures Pvt. Ltd.
Ed Abbo
President & Chief Technology Officer, C3 Energy
Vaclav Smil
Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of Manitoba
Amory B. Lovins
Cofounder and Chief Scientist, Rocky Mountain Institute
Peter M. Robinson
President and CEO, United States Council for International Business (USCIB)
Takehiko Nakao
President of the Asian Development Bank
15:45 – 16:15
Networking Coffee Break
 
16:15 – 18:45

Concurrent Sessions (Part 1)

Geothermal Power  

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[Session overview]

Geothermal power is one of the most stable sources of renewable energy with significant potential for further development. In this session, the focus will be on policies with a remarkably long term outlook, such as 2030 and 2050 (e.g. Kenya, Switzerland). Secondly, technological development, especially new challenges aiming at supercritical fluids utilization will also be discussed.

Roland N. Horne [Chair]
Thomas Davies Barrow Professor of Earth Sciences, Stanford University
Paul Kamau Ngugi
General Manager, Geothermal Development Companies
Keith Evans
Senior Scientist, Department of Earth Sciences, ETH Zürich
Hiroshi Asanuma
Leader, Geothermal Energy Team, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
Gudmundur Fridleifsson
Chief Geologist, HS Orka hf
Hydrogen Energy  

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[Session overview]

Hydrogen is expected to become one of the major fuel resources in the future, as it produces no pollutants or greenhouse gases when used. It can also enhance energy security by using domestically available renewable resources for production. In this session, a policy roadmap for realizing hydrogen based society will be presented and discussed. Then, the session will look into economic and technological prerequisites for realizing this vision. Subsequently, the current situation and prospects of every stage of the value chain, including production, transportation and application, will be discussed.

Kenichiro Ota [Chair]
Professor, Green Hydrogen Research Center, Yokohama National University
Katie Randolph
Technology Manager of the Fuel Cell Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy
Takeo Kikkawa
Professor of Management, Graduate School of Innovation Studies, Tokyo University of Science
Francois Venet
Group Vice President, Asia Pacific, Air Liquide
George P. Hansen
Director, Communications, General Motors Japan
Kenji Kitahashi
Mayor, City of Kitakyushu
Hanno Butsch
Head of International Cooperation, NOW GmbH
Nuclear Energy  

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[Session overview]

Nuclear power can play a major role as carbon-free base load power source to serve the growing electricity demand of the world. In this session, we will discuss the deployment of nuclear power plants in emerging and developing economies, strategies to make nuclear power more acceptable for society, and the prospect of R&D, along with how we can overcome challenges such as safety, nuclear waste handling, and non-proliferation of nuclear arms.

Richard K. Lester [Chair]
Japan Steel Industry Professor and Head of the Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
William D. Magwood, IV
Director-General, OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA)
Shigenori SHIGA
Representative Officer, Senior Executive Vice President, Toshiba Corporation
Christophe Béhar
Director, Nuclear Energy Division, French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)
Nobuo Tanaka
President, The Sasakawa Peace Foundation; Former Executive Director, International Energy Agency (IEA)
John Hopkins
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, NuScale Power, LLC
Paul T. Dickman
Senior Policy Fellow, Argonne National Laboratory
[Session overview]

Sectoral cooperation in the cement sector has progressed through WBCSD CSI activities so far. In this session, a stock taking of the existing outcomes of the sectoral cooperation and discussions of future activities in the sector will take place. It will particularly cover innovative technologies (e.g. CCS) and the importance of social infrastructure (e.g. waste treatment).

Vincent Mages [Chair]
Co-Chair of WBCSD CSI TF1; Vice President, Climate Change Initiatives, Lafarge Holcim
Philippe Fonta
Managing Director, Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI), World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
S.K. Handoo
Advisor (Technical), Cement Manufacturers' Association (CMA)
Diane Thomas
Professor, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, University of Mons
Eric Masanet
Head of Energy Demand Technology Unit, International Energy Agency (IEA)
Kenji Ogawa
Director, Senior Executive Officer, Taiheiyo Cement Corporation
Iron and Steel  

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[Session overview]

Iron and steel industry is one of the most energy-intensive industries and therefore holds a large greenhouse gas reduction potential. In this session, past and current energy conservation and CO2 reduction measures of this industry will be shared, and based on this, possible actions for this industry and necessary support and policy measures to promote further CO2 reduction from 2020 will be discussed. In addition, the iron and steel industries’ possible global warming prevention contribution in other industries will be pointed out.

Jun Arima [Chair]
Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy, The University of Tokyo
Edwin Basson
Director General, World Steel Association
Kazuhiko Hombu
Visiting Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy, The University of Tokyo
A. C. R. Das
Consultant, Ministry of Steel, Government of India
Hiroshi Tomono
Senior Advisor, Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal Corporation
Keigo Akimoto
Group Leader, Systems Analysis Group, Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE)
Vaclav Smil
Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of Manitoba
Energy Systems  

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[Session overview]

Energy supply and demand should be considered as a system composed of element technologies, and also as a societal subsystem related strongly with national security, economic development and environmental sustainability. In this session, recent topics including changes in the global energy market, possible emergence of new technologies and the relationship between the energy system and the ecosystem will be discussed. Furthermore, important long-term issues for the energy system will also be considered.

Kenji Yamaji [Chair]
Director-General, Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE)
Christopher Gunner
Country Chairman, Shell Japan Ltd.
Shozo Kaneko
Professor, Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo
Hiroshi Esaki
Professor, The University of Tokyo
Afshin Afshari
Professor of Practice, Masdar Institute
Michael Obersteiner
Program Director, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Technology Transfer to Developing Countries and Investment Promotion  

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[Session overview]

Technology transfer from developed countries to developing countries plays an essential role in mitigating climate change. In the session, the international framework to promote technology transfer and private investment (both at UN and bilateral levels) will first be discussed. Secondly, discussions about enabling environment, such as policy and human capacity development, and necessary elements that technologies should fulfill to take root in recipient countries will take place.

Ismail Serageldin [Chair]
Director, Library of Alexandria
Jukka Uosukainen
Director, Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN)
Dang Huy Dong
Vice Minister, Ministry of Planning and Investment of Viet Nam
Michał Kleiber
Vice-President, European Academy of Sciences and Arts
Jon Moore
CEO, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
19:00 – 21:00

Official Dinner

 

October 8th, 2015

09:00 – 11:30

Concurrent Sessions (Part 2)

Artificial Photosynthesis  

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Artificial photosynthesis is a promising method for creating sustainable fuel and chemicals. Since it is still in a research stage, this session will firstly focus on sharing the current status of research projects in three of the leading in this area: the USA, Korea, and Japan. Also, effectiveness and competitiveness compared with other technologies will be discussed. Finally, based on the abovementioned discussion, a plausible future image of practical use of artificial photosynthesis will be shared.

Haruo Inoue [Chair]
Specially Appointed Professor, Department of Applied Chemistry, Tokyo Metropolitan University
Daniel G. Nocera
Patterson Rockwood Professor of Energy, Harvard University
Kyung Byung Yoon
Director, Korea Center for Artificial Photosynthesis
Kazunari Domen
Professor, Department of Chemical System Engineering, The University of Tokyo
Takeshi Morikawa
Laboratory Manager, Toyota Central R&D Labs., Inc.
Tohru Setoyama
Fellow, Executive Officer, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
[Session overview]

Wind power has become a global movement and is viewed as an important future source of energy supply. In this session, various wind power related technologies, such as onshore, offshore and floating wind turbines, grid integration will be discussed. Furthermore, different technical and social situations which can promote the use of wind energy will be brought into light.

Preben Maegaard [Chair]
Director Emeritus, Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy
Jin Kato
Co-CEO, MHI Vestas Offshore Wind A/S
Takeshi Ishihara
Professor, The University of Tokyo
Raghavan Venkatesh
National Council Member, Indian Wind Power Association (IWPA)
Volker Thomsen
Vice President and Treasurer, World Wind Energy Association Bonn Germany
Electricity Storage  

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[Session overview]

In recent years, the demand for Electricity Storage Systems (ESS) deployment in the power system is increasing, due to large-scale introduction of variable generation. In this session, deployment strategies and technology perspectives of ESS, specifically, ESS deployment strategy determined by locality and technology application will be covered, with presentations on region specific policies and technology development perspectives.

Itaru Yasui [Chair]
Honorary Advisor, National Institute of Technology and Evaluation(NITE); Emeritus Professor, The University of Tokyo
Gabriel Petlin
Supervisor Grid Planning & Reliability, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)
Peter Eckerle
Managing Director, StoREgio
Cecilia Tam
Deputy Vice President, Asia Pacific Energy Research Centre (APERC)
Zempachi Ogumi
Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University
Ahmed Khaleel
Ambassador, Embassy of the Republic of Maldives
[Session overview]

The development of the smart grid is seen as one important component in integrating large amounts of renewable energy into the electricity grid. In this session, the latest developments on smart grid technologies will be discussed together with topics such as how the electricity market should be regulated to facilitate the introduction of renewable energy, and how customers should be engaged regarding electricity use.

Paddy Turnbull [Chair]
Chairman, Global Smart Grid Federation
Ruud Kempener
Technology Roadmap Analyst, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
Kazuhiko Ogimoto
Project Professor, Collaborative Research Center for Energy Engineering, Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo
Stefano Besseghini
President and CEO, Ricerca sul Sistema Energetico (RSE)
B.N. Sharma
Additional Secretary, Ministry of Power, India
Atul Mahajan
President and CEO, Oshawa Power and Utilities Corporation (OPUC)
Shoji Takenaka
Vice President and Chief Fellow, Social Infrastructure Systems Company, Toshiba Corporation
Zero Energy Building  

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The buildings sector is the largest energy-consuming sectors, accounting for over one-third of final energy consumption globally, and as such it is a huge source of CO2 emissions. Therefore, efforts to promote Zero Energy Buildings (ZEB)/Positive Energy Buildings (PEB) have been accelerating worldwide. In this session, technological innovation required for the realization of ZEB/PEB will be discussed. Following this, barriers that prevent the diffusion of ZEB/PEB, and the possible countermeasure policies will be highlighted.

Shuzo Murakami [Chair]
President, Institute for Building Environment and Energy Conservation (IBEC)
Vincent Cheng
Director, Building Sustainability Group, Arup
Yoichi Miyamoto
President, Shimizu Corporation
Amory B. Lovins
Cofounder and Chief Scientist, Rocky Mountain Institute
Jane Henley
Senior Advisor, U.S. Green Building Council
Low-Carbon Mobility  

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[Session overview]

According to the IPCC, the transport sector represents about 14% of global GHG emissions. Whereas renewable energy is increasing in electricity generation, mobility is still largely dependent on fossil fuels. In this session, we will look at the outlook for light automobiles in particular, and how to get this sector to move towards sustainable alternative fuels. Furthermore, the session will investigate the state of innovation in technology of both new vehicles (EV* and FCV**) and conventional vehicles.

* Electric Vehicle, **Fuel Cell Vehicle

Yasuhiro Daisho [Chair]
Professor, Graduate School of Environment and Energy Engineering, Waseda University
Michael Walsh
Special Adviser, The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT)
Nobuhiko Koga
General Manager, Energy Affairs Department, Toyota Motor Corporation
Lutz Rothhardt
Director, Development Japan, BMW Group Japan
Ric Parker
Director of Research and Technology, Rolls-Royce
Business Engagement in Tackling Climate Change  

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Business engagement is essential to tackle climate change effectively, since businesses have expertise on both low-carbon technologies and markets. This session highlights several themes associated with the role of businesses. The themes are as follows: communication on low-carbon technologies and policies between the government and business sector, channels to engage in the UN framework, lessons from industries' proactive action plans, innovation and technology dissemination to achieve substantial GHG reduction, etc.

Taishi Sugiyama [Chair]
Senior Researcher, Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry (CRIEPI)
Soichiro Sakuma
Chairman, Subcommittee on Global Environment, Committee on Environment and Safety, KEIDANREN (Japan Business Federation)
Emmanuel Guerin
Special Advisor to the France Climate Change Ambassador and Government Special Representative for COP21
Peter M. Robinson
President and CEO, United States Council for International Business (USCIB)
Peter Bakker
President & CEO, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
Brian P. Flannery
Center Fellow, Resources for the Future
Bjørn K. Haugland
Chief Sustainability Officer, DNV GL
Hiroyuki Tezuka
Chair of Global Environment Strategy WG, Committee on Environment and Safety, KEIDANREN (Japan Business Federation)
David Victor
Professor of International Relations, School of Global Policy and Strategy, University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
Role of Public Funding for Research, Development and Demonstration  

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[Session overview]

Funding agencies have the ability to induce technology innovation through financial support. However, there are many different functions a funding agency can provide, and it is important to find effective methods for achieving innovation. In this session, methods for effectively achieving innovation in the energy and environment sector will be discussed by funding agencies from different countries.

Hiroshi Kuniyoshi [Chair]
Special Adviser, New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)
François Moisan
Executive Director, French Agency for Environment and Energy Management (ADEME)
Pun-Arj Chairatana
Director, National Innovation Agency (NIA), Ministry of Science and Technology, Thailand
Lean Weng Yeoh
Director of Energy and Environment Research Directorate, National Research Foundation
John Loughhead
Chief Scientific Advisor, Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC), UK
Shane Kosinski
Deputy Director for Operations, ARPA-E, U.S. Department of Energy
11:30 – 12:45
Networking Lunch
 
12:45 – 15:15

Concurrent Sessions (Part 3)

Advanced Liquid Biofuels  

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[Session overview]

In order to reduce CO2 emissions from the transport sector, advanced liquid biofuels using lignocellulosic biomass, non-food crops or waste need to reach the market. This session will focus on opportunities and challenges in advanced liquid biofuels. Key issues, such as trends of the market and technologies, experiences and challenges of commercialization (i.e. innovative technologies, emerging pathways, and business models), enhancing innovation processes and partnerships for business development will be discussed.

John Holladay [Chair]
Manager, Biomass Sector, Energy & Environment Directorate, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
Dolf Gielen
Director of the Innovation and Technology Center, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
Masayuki Inui
Acting Group Leader, Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE)
Andreas C. Kramvis
Vice Chairman, Honeywell
Bas Melssen
Director, Asia Pacific - Biomass Conversion, Novozymes
Ken C. Lai
Vice President of Asian Operation, LanzaTech Inc.
Yusfandri Gona
Head of Airport Authority Region IV, Directorate General of Civil Aviation; Chairman of Aviation Biofuel and Renewable Energy Task Force, Republic of Indonesia
[Session overview]

In order to promote further deployment of solar energy, there are still issues that need to be addressed. One such issue is the intermittency of the power output, where energy storage can be considered as one possible solution to solve this. In this session, among the many different ways of harvesting solar power, focus will be on roof-top PVs. A roadmap for further deployment of roof top PVs with batteries will be presented and discussed.

Colin McCormick [Chair]
Researcher, World Resources Institute
Ali Izadi-Najafabadi
Head of Japan, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Afshin Afshari
Professor of Practice, Masdar Institute
Amory B. Lovins
Cofounder and Chief Scientist, Rocky Mountain Institute
Daniel G. Nocera
Patterson Rockwood Professor of Energy, Harvard University
Kazuhiko Ogimoto
Project Professor, Collaborative Research Center for Energy Engineering, Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo
Itaru Yasui
Honorary Advisor, National Institute of Technology and Evaluation(NITE); Emeritus Professor, The University of Tokyo
[Session overview]

CCS is expected to be one of the key technologies to mitigate climate change, and in increasingly attracting attention as the Boundary Dam Project, the world’s first large-scale CCS project in the power sector, started in 2014. In this session, the current situation and future prospects of CCS projects will be reviewed, and challenges in CCS deployment (e.g. cost reduction, safety ensuring and expansion of demonstration projects) will be discussed from technological and social perspectives.

Sally M. Benson [Chair]
Director, Precourt Institute for Energy; Professor, School of Earth, Energy & Environment Sciences, Stanford University
Leon Clarke
Senior Scientist and Group Leader, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
John Gale
General Manager, IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme (IEAGHG)
Shinichi Nakao
Group Leader, Chemical Research Group, Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE)
Mike Monea
President, Carbon Capture and Storage Initiatives, SaskPower
International Framework for Complementing UN  

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While the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is expected to play a central role in the field, the regime is facing numerous challenges towards achieving its ultimate goal. In this session the following will be discussed: how to overcome those challenges, and how partnerships and collaboration among forums and regimes beyond the UNFCCC can complement the work of the UNFCCC.

Robert N. Stavins [Chair]
Albert Pratt Professor of Business and Government, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Emmanuel Guerin
Special Advisor to the France Climate Change Ambassador and Government Special Representative for COP21
Eija-Riitta Korhola
Advisor in European Affairs, Former Member of the European Parliament
Mitsutsune Yamaguchi
Special Advisor, Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE)
Helen Baker
Programme Lead, Low Carbon Technology Partnerships Initiative, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
Qi Yue
Assistant Professor, National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation (NCSC), National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), China
Masakazu Toyoda
Chairman & CEO, The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ)
15:15 – 15:45
Networking Coffee Break
 
15:45 – 18:15

Plenary Session (Part 3)
- Future Strategy for Climate Change -

Nobuo Tanaka [Moderator]
President, The Sasakawa Peace Foundation; Former Executive Director, International Energy Agency (IEA)
Robert N. Stavins
Albert Pratt Professor of Business and Government, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
David Victor
Professor of International Relations, School of Global Policy and Strategy, University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
Patrick Pouyanné
Chief Executive Officer and President of the Executive Committee, Total
John Loughhead
Chief Scientific Advisor, UK Department of Energy and Climate Change
Win Tun
Union Minister for Environmental Conservation and Forestry, Myanmar
Peter Bakker
President & CEO, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
18:15 – 18:45

Closing Session

[Closing Remarks]

Yoshihiro Seki
Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry
Kazuo Furukawa
Chairman, New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)
19:00 – 21:00

Farewell Dinner

Concurrent Sessions Themes

Technical Fields: 14 sessions

  • Advanced Liquid Biofuels

  • Artificial Photosynthesis

  • Geothermal Power

  • Hydrogen Energy

  • Nuclear Energy

  • Solar Energy

  • Wind Power

  • Electricity Storage

  • Smart Grids

  • Zero Energy Building

  • Low-Carbon Mobility

  • CCS

  • Cement

  • Iron and Steel

Cross-Sectional Issues: 5 sessions

  • Business Engagement in Tackling Climate Change

  • Energy Systems

  • International Framework for Complementing UN

  • Role of Public Funding for Research, Development and Demonstration

  • Technology Transfer to Developing Countries and Investment Promotion