October 7th, 2014: Opening Reception
October 8th, 2014: Opening Session, Plenary Session, Concurrent Sessions
Registration Hours
October 7th, 2014: 17:30-21:00
October 8th, 2014: 8:00-19:00
Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo, Japan

Tentative, as of October 6, 2022

October 7th, 2014


Opening Reception

October 8th, 2014


Opening Session

  • Opening Address
    • Shinzo Abe Prime Minister of Japan (Video message)
    • Taishiro Yamagiwa State Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry
  • Keynote Speech
    • Takeshi Uchiyamada Chairman of the Board, Toyota Motor Corporation
      Vice Chairman, KEIDANREN (Japan Business Federation)

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
  • Vaclav Smil Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of Manitoba
  • Mitsutsune Yamaguchi Visiting Professor, Komaba Organization for Educational Excellence (KOMEX), The University of Tokyo
  • Nguyen Minh Quang Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Vietnam
  • Matthew Hancock Minister of State for Business, Enterprise and Energy, in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and Department for Energy and Climate Change, United Kingdom
  • Laurence Tubiana Special Representative for COP21, Ambassador for Climate Change Negotiations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, France
    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
  • Norio Sasaki Vice Chairman, KEIDANREN (Japan Business Federation) Vice Chairman,Toshiba Corporation
    Member of the Council for Industrial Competitiveness

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) and Full Professor of Energy Economics, Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien)
  • Didier Houssin Director, Directorate of Sustinable Energy Policy and Technology, International Energy Agency(IEA)
  • Richard K. Lester Japan Steel Industry Professor and Head of the Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Faculty Chair and Founding Director of the Industrial Performance Center, MIT
    Advisor to corporations, governments, foundations and non-profit groups
  • Sorena Sattari Vice President for Science and Technology Affairs, Iran
  • Eric P. Dresselhuys Executive Vice President Global Sales 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 and Chairperson of the Global Environment Facility (GEF)

Networking Lunch


Concurrent Sessions

  • Solar Energy
    • Adam Heller Research Professor, McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin
    • Martin Green Scientia Professor, University of New South Wales
      Fellow of Royal Society (London)
      Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science
    • Atsuhiko Hirano President and CEO, Representative Director, Solar Frontier K.K.
    • Paolo Martini Director, Business Development, Archimede Solar Energy (ASE),
      a Joint Venture of Angelantoni Industrie (Italy), Chiyoda Corporation (Japan) and FAL Holding (Saudi)
    • Vaclav Smil Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of Manitoba
  • Geothermal Power
    • Kasumi Yasukawa Principal Research Manager, Renewable Energy Research Center - FREA, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
    • Ruggero Bertani Geothermal Center of Excellence, Engineering & Construction Dept., ENEL Green Power SpA
    • Roland N. Horne Thomas Davies Barrow Professor of Earth Sciences, Stanford University
      Professor of Energy Resources Engineering
      Senior Fellow, Precourt Institute for Energy
    • Isao Matsunaga President of the Geothermal Research Society of Japan
      Emeritus Researcher, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology Chief Officer, Secretariat of the Selection Committee, The Japan Prize Foundation
    • Bjarni Bjarnason CEO of Orkuveita Reykjavíkur (Reykjavik Energy)
  • Automobile Technology
    • David Sandalow Inaugural Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University
    • Cal Lankton Director, Global EV Infrastructure, Tesla Motors Inc.
    • Takashi Moriya Senior Chief Engineer, Automobile R&D Center, Honda R&D Co., Ltd.
    • Florence Lambert Director, Laboratory for Innovation in New Energy Technologies and Nanomaterials, French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA-LITEN)
    • Philippe A. Tanguy Vice President, International Scientific Development, Total
    • Yasuhiro Daisho Professor, Graduate School of Environment and Energy Engineering, Waseda University
  • Energy Efficiency
    • Itaru Yasui President, National Institute of Technology and Evaluation(NITE)
      Emeritus Professor, The University of Tokyo
  • Smart Community
    • Kenji Yamaji Director-General, Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE)
      Emeritus Professor, The University of Tokyo
    • Yves Bamberger Scientific Advisor of the chairman and CEO, Electricité de France
      Member of the French Academy of Technology
    • Mark Atherton Director of Environment, Greater Manchester - Association of Greater Manchester Authorities (AGMA)
    • 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 Professor at Korea University Graduate School of Energy and Environment
      Member of the Board of Directors of the Korean Academy of Environmental Sciences
      Senior adviser to Korean Society for Climate Change Research and the Korea Resources Economics Association
      Member of the Asian Development Bank President’s Advisory Board on Climate Change and Sustainable Development
      Vice Chair of the IPCC (Inter governmental Panel on Climate Change)
    • 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
      Member of the independent Expert group “Energy for the Future” consulting the Federal Government on the German Energy Transformation
    • Charles Kennel Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of California, San Diego (UCSD); Scripps Institution of Oceanography
    • Marzan Aziz Iskandar Former Chairman of the Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT)
    • 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 of the Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT)
    • Nobuo Tanaka Former Executive Director, International Energy Agency (IEA)
      Member of High-Level Panel on CDM Policy Dialogue, UNFCCC
      Global Associate for Energy Security and Sustainability, Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ)
    • Avigad Vonshak Professor, Ben Gurion University, Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research
    • Jim Falk Professorial Fellow, Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, The University of Melbourne Visiting Professor to the United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies of Sustainability
      Professor Emeritus, The University of Wollongong

Networking Coffee Break


Closing Session

[Summary of Concurrent Sessions and Q&A]

Solor Energy
Geothermal Power
Automobile Technology
Energy Efficiency
Smart Community
The Role of Public Sector for RDD&D
Cooperation between Developing and Developed Coumtries

[TOP10 Innovations announcement]

[ICEF2024 Statement from Steering Committee]

[Closing Remarks]

  • Yuko Obuchi Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry
  • Yoshio Mochiduki Minister of the Environment
  • Kazuyuki Nakane Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs

Farewell Dinner

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