FY2013 APN-IGES-Hyogo Symposium


“Application of Low Carbon Technology for Sustainable Development in emerging countries”
Background: The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Kansai Research Centre (IGES/KRC) has been carrying out a co-research project since May 2010, with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in India entitled “Research Partnership for Application of Low Carbon Technology for Sustainable Development” (ALCT). This resarch project aims to accelerate the application of Japanese low-carbon technologies to small and medium enterprises in India that will contribute to an international framework on climate change. The ALCT project has made significant achievement over the last three years with technical assistance by experts from Japanese industries, ranging from policy analysis, to technology needs assessment from supply and demand sides and pilot projects, to install advanced heat pumps for energy intensive manufactures.

Objective: The Hyogo Symposium is co-organised by IGES/KRC and Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN), who are sponsoring this symposium. The symposium aims to share the knowledge resulting from the ALCT project with various stakeholders from Hyogo prefecture, and to discuss opportunities for disseminating low-carbon technology to developing countries in the Asia-Pacific region by enhancing foreign investment.

Date: 4 March 2014 Tuesday 13:00-17:00 (Registration: 12:30-)
Venue The Ballroom (10th floor) at ANA Crowne Plaza Kobe, Kobe, Japan

Organisers Institute for Global Environmental Strategies(IGES), Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN), Hyogo Prefectural Government
Supporters Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Global Environment Forum Kansai, Hyogo Environmental Advancement Association etc.

Registration: Public participants are requested to register prior to the event. Please register by e-mail, phone or fax stating your full name and the address.
E-mail: kansai@iges.or.jp / TEL:078-262-6634 / Fax:078-262-6635
Closing date for registration 28 February, 2014

Languages English /Japanese with simultaneous interpreting
Capacity 150 (First come, first served)
Fee Charge (price) / Free


13:00 Opening Remarks
Mr. Toshizo Ido, Governor, Hyogo Prefecture

Greetings from invited guest
Mr. Aseem R. Mahajan, Consul General, Consulate General of India, Osaka-Kobe

13:10 Keynote Speech
Dr. Kenji Yamaji, Director General, Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth
13:40 Introduction of symposium
Professor Yutaka Suzuki, Director, IGES Kansai Research Center

13:55 Guest Speeches
Mr. Girish Sethi, Director, Industrial Energy Efficiency Division, TERI
Ms. Alaknanda Dayal, Managing Director, Milkfed

14:35 Break

14:50 Panel Discussion


Professor Yutaka Suzuki
Mr. Girish Sethi, Director, Industrial Energy Efficiency Division, TERI
Ms. Alaknanda Dayal, Managing Director, Milkfed
Mr. Surjitsing P Pawar, Managing Director, Marvelous Metals Pvt Limited and Chairman, IIF- Kolhapur Chapter
Dr. Kenji Yamaji
Mr. Hidehiro Kitayama, Leader, Higashi Hiroshima Plant, Mayekawa Mfg. Co., Ltd.
Mr. Teruji Kaneko, Senior Manager, Special Projects Solution Group, Engineering Dept., Yanmar Energy System Co., Ltd.
Dr. Akio Takemoto, APN Secretariat Director