October 7th, 2014: Opening Reception
October 8th, 2014: Opening Session, Plenary Session, Concurrent Sessions
Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo, Japan

Tentative, as of September 24, 2022

October 7th, 2014


Opening Reception

October 8th, 2014


Opening Session

  • Opening Address
    • Shinzo Abe Prime Minister of Japan [To be Confirmed]
    • Yuko Obuchi Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan
  • Keynote Speech

Plenary Session (Part1)

The Role of Innovation for Addressing Climate Change

Prospects of innovation to address climate change will be discussed.

  • David Sandalow Inaugural Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University
  • Nguyen Minh Quang Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Vietnam
  • Matthew Hancock Minister of State for Business and Enterprise, Minister of State for Energy, Minister for Portsmouth, UK
  • Vaclav Smil Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of Manitoba
  • Mitsutsune Yamaguchi Visiting Professor, the University of Tokyo; Lead author of WG III of IPCC
  • Norio Sasaki Vice Chairman of KEIDANREN (Japan Business Federation) ;
    Vice Chairman of the Board and Director of Toshiba Corporation
  • Laurence Tubiana Professor, Sciences Po Paris and Professor, Columbia University; Founder and Director, Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI); Co-Chair, Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Leadership Council; President, French Development Agency (AFD) Board of Governors

Networking Coffee Break


Plenary Session (Part2)

Strategies for Promoting Innovation

Strategies and policies to facilitate and disseminate innovation will be discussed.

  • Nebojsa Nakicenovic Deputy Director General and Deputy CEO, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA); Professor of Energy Economics, Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien)
  • Richard K. Lester Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Daniel Poneman Deputy Secretary, Department of Energy, USA [To be confirmed]
  • Eric P. Dresselhuys Executive Vice President and Co-Founder, Silver Spring Networks
  • Ogunlade R. Davidson Dean of Post-Graduate Studies at University of Sierra Leone; Former Co-Chair of WGⅢ of IPCC; Former Minister of Energy and Water Resources, Sierra Leone
  • Naoko Ishii CEO of Global Environmental Facility

Networking Lunch


Concurrent Sessions

  • Solar Energy
    • Adam Heller Research Professor, McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas, Austin
    • Martin Green Professor, University of New South Wales
    • Atsuhiko Hirano President and CEO, Representative Director, Solar Frontier K.K.
    • Paolo Martini Director, Sales & Business Development, Archimede Solar Energy
    • Vaclav Smil Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of Manitoba
  • Geothermal Power
    • Zhou Dadi The Director General (Emeritus) of the Energy Research Institute (ERI) of the National Development and Reform Commission
  • Automobile Technology
    • David Sandalow Inaugural Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University
    • Mark S. Duvall Director, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
  • Energy Efficiency
    • Itaru Yasui President, National Institute of Technology and Evaluation(NITE)
  • Smart Community
    • Kenji Yamaji Director-General of Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth
    • Yves Bamberger Scientific Advisor of the Chairman and CEO, Electricité de France
    • Mark Atherton Director of Environment for Great Manchester, AGMA Environment Commission
    • Kenichiro Yamanishi Chairman of Japan Smart Community Alliance and Chairman of the Board, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    • Paddy Turnbull Chairman of Global Smart Grid Federation and Country Director Ireland for GE Digital Energy
  • The Role of Public Sector for RDD&D
    • Hoesung Lee Vice-Chair, IPCC; Professor at Korea University Graduate School of Energy and Environment
    • Didier Houssin Director, Directorate of Sustainable Energy, Policy and Technology, International Energy Agency(IEA)
    • Gwythian Prins Emeritus Research Professor, London School of Economics; Convenor of the Hartwell Group
    • Georg Erdmann Professor, Berlin University of Technology
    • Charles Kennel Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
    • Marzan Aziz Iskandar Former Chairman, Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT), Indonesia
    • Tomoji Kawai Executive Director, Technology Strategy Center, New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)
  • Cooperation between Developing and Developed Countries
    • Guy Caruso Senior Adviser, Energy and National Security Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies
    • Unggul Priyanto Chairman, Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT), Indonesia
    • Avigad Vonshak Professor, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU)
    • Jim Falk Honorary Professorial Fellow, the University of Melbourne

Networking Coffee Break


Closing Session


Farewell Dinner

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