Symposiums and Seminars
2003/08/20 updated
International Symposium
[Symposium on the future framework on climate change beyond 2012]

Kyoto Protocol is now at a stage to enter into force once ratified by Russia and detailed rules are steadily adjusted in preparation for its entry into force. However, the Kyoto Protocol only required the developed countries' commitment until 2012, and the discussions on measures beyond 2012 are to begin by the end of year 2005.

The climate change issue is undoubtedly an important global issue that must be addressed on a long-term basis. In order to respond to this climate change issue, we must build an effective and sustainable framework participated by the United States, which is the world's largest greenhouse gas emitter, and developing countries, which are expected to exceed the emissions of developed countries by 2020.

At this symposium, the keynote presentation will introduce the result of discussions at the Industrial Structure Council of The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, followed by presentation and panel discussion by experts from developed and developing countries. Through active discussions, we expect to identify what factors must be prioritized for the next step and what actions are needed for them.

It is our pleasure to inform you of this symposium, as it is open for anyone with an interest in the subject.

Aug. 2003
Global Industrial and Social Progress Research Institute

Date : 19th Sep. 2003 (Fri.) 10:00 - 17:10 (Reception desk will open at 9:30)
(For further information, please refer to the attached program.)
Place : Nadao Hall (Japanese-English simultaneous interpretation available)
LB Floor Shinkasumigaseki Building, 3-3-2 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Tel: 03-3580-0988
Host : New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization(NEDO)
Global Industrial and Social Progress Research Institute(GISPRI)
Sponsored by : Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (scheduled)
Admission : Free of charge
Time Content
10:00-10:10 Opening Address
(The New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization:NEDO)
10:10-11:00 Keynote presentation by a METI official on the "Interim Report on the Perspectives and Actions to Construct a Future Sustainable Framework on Climate Change" drafted by the Industrial Structure Council of METI (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry)
(Per discourse
+Q&A 5mins.)
Presentation 1:David G. Victor(U.S.)
Director, Program on Energy and Sustainable Development,
Center for Environmental Science and Policy (CESP),
Stanford University

Presentation 2:Scott Barrett(U.S.)(scheduled)
Professor of Environmental Economics & International Political Economy Director, Energy, Environment, Science &Technology Program
Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies
Johns Hopkins University
11:50-13:10 Lunch Break
(Per discourse
Presentation 3:Taishi Sugiyama(Japan)
Senior Researcher of Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry

Presentation 4:John Ashton(U.K.)
Director for Strategic Partnerships LEAD International

Presentation 5:Pan Jiahua(China)
Senior Fellow and Executive Director of the Research Center For Sustainable Development at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

Presentation 6:Agus P. SARI(Indonesia)(scheduled)
PELANGI Executive Director

Presentation 7:Shinya Murase(Japan)
Professor, Faculty of Law, Sophia University
15:15-15:30 Coffee break
15:30-17:00 Panel discussion
(coordinator: Yoshihide Soeya,
Professor of Political Science Faculty of Law, Keio University
Faculty Fellow, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry, IAI)
17:00-17:10 Closing address(Global Industrial and Social Progress Research Institute: GISPRI)
* Please note herewith this program may be modified without prior notice based on speakers schedule etc,.

Application for entry

Please fill in the registration form and send by Fax or e-mail (by an attached file format) to GISPRI secretariat. Closing date is 10th September and we will accept the entries received by 10th on a first-come-first-served basis. Please note in case we have reached the total capacity number of participants, we might have to decline your request to participate. We will send registration cards to the participants by fax or e-mail after the closing date. Please bring this registration card to the reception.

For further information, please contact GISPRI secretariat.

Transportation to the venue
* TRTA Ginza-line [Toranomon Station]Exit #5 5mins.walk
* TRTA Chiyoda-line/Marunouchi-line/Hibiya-line [Kasumigaseki Station]Exit #A13 8mins.walk
For further information;
Global Industrial and Social Progress Research Institute(GISPRI) Attn: Kato / Achiwa
Telephone : 03-5563-8800
Facsimile : 03-5563-8810
e-mail :