Innovation for Cool Earth Forum (ICEF)


Wednesday, October 10

As of June 18, 2018

Opening Session

10:00 – 10:30

Opening Remarks

Plenary Session 1

10:30 – 12:00

Cool Capitalism


Nobuo Tanaka

Chairman, The Sasakawa Peace Foundation;
Former Executive Director, International Energy Agency (IEA)

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12:00 – 13:30

Lunch / Side Event

Plenary Session 2

13:30 – 15:00

Mobility Transition


David Sandalow

Inaugural Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University;
Co-Director, Energy and Environment Concentration, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

15:00 – 15:45

Short Break

Concurrent Sessions 1

15:45 – 17:45

Circular Economy


Valli Moosa

Former Minister for Environmental Affairs and Tourism 

IoT for CO2 reduction


Itaru Yasui

Honorary Adviser, National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NITE);
Emeritus Professor, The University of Tokyo



Kazunari Sasaki 

Senior Vice President, Distinguished Professor and Director (Faculty of Engineering, Intl. Res. Center for Hydrogen Energy, NEXT-FC, I2CNER), Kyushu University

Growing Renewable Energy and Grid Stabilisation


Kenji Yamaji

Director-General, Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE);
Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo

18:00 – 20:00

Official Dinner

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Thursday, October 11

Concurrent Sessions 2

10:00 – 12:00

Decarbonisation by Industrial Sector


Jon Moore

Chief Executive Officer, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Renewable Microgrid and Energy Access


Ajay Mathur

Director General, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI);
Member of the Prime Minister’s Council on Climate Change

Small Modular Reactor for Nuclear



Sally M. Benson

Professor, Department of Energy Resources Engineering, School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences, Stanford University;
Director, Global Climate and Energy Project, Stanford University;
Co-Director, Precourt Institute for Energy, Stanford University

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12:00 – 13:30

Lunch / Side Event

Concurrent Session 3

13:30 – 15:30


SDGs for business activity


Ismail Serageldin

Founding Director Emeritus, Library of Alexandria

Smart Consumers


Eija-Riitta Korhola

Delegate of the Consultative Commission on Industrial Change;
Advisor in the EU Affairs

Fintech for Climate Change


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



Reiko Kuroda

Professor, Research Institute for Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Science;
Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo;
Ambassador, Women's Initiative in Developing STEM Career (WINDS), Ministry of Foreign Affairs

15:30 – 16:00

Short Break

Plenary Session 3

16:00 – 17:30


Inclusive Action towards a Net-zero Emissions Future


Nebojsa Nakicenovic

Deputy Director General and Deputy CEO, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA);
Professor Emeritus, Vienna University of Technology (TU WIEN)

17:30 – 18:00

Closing Session

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