Symposiums and Seminars
IPCC Outreach Event on AR4 Working Group III

"March 6, 2008, Thursday

1-1 Objectives
In assessing the mitigation of climate change, the Working Group III contribution to the Fourth Assessment Report (AR4) of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) analyzed the sector-specific potentials of short- to mid-term emissions reduction measures from economic and technological perspectives, and studied long-term scenarios to attain the stabilization of greenhouse gas (GHG) concentration, while identifying policies, measures and instruments to promote GHG emissions reduction.
For years in the past, the Working Group III actively sought thorough discussion between public and private sectors, so that AR4 report could fully incorporate industrial measures. As a part of such efforts, the expert meeting was held in Tokyo in September 2004, inviting industrial experts and academic researchers from Japan and abroad.
The IPCC’s activities to produce the Fifth Assessment (AR5) are to start in earnest from the year 2008. In order to have the AR5 properly reflect the true and immediate situation of industries and further improve the incorporation of industrial measures, it is essential to review, analyze, and fully understand what contained in AR4 reports.
In this perspective, a workshop was held in Tokyo on March 6, 2008, Thursday, inviting IPCC secretariat, AR4 authors, domestic industry experts and others with the objectives to identify problems and questions involved in the AR4, and to recommend issues to be addressed in AR5. The Workshop heard the presentations by AR4 authors from Japan and abroad, followed by question and answer periods with the participation of industrial experts and academic researchers.

1-2 Participants
In this Outreach Workshop, 213 individuals (excluding support staff) participated, mostly representing industries, academics (college professors and researchers of research institutes), mass media, ministries and agencies and other organizations.

1-3 Outline of the Workshop
Date:March 6, 2008, Thursday, 9:30-18:20
Venue:Keidanren Kaikan, 14th Fl. Hall
Hosted by:Nippon Keidanren
Secretariat:Global Industrial and Social Progress Research Institute

1-4 Agenda
[Opening Session]
9:30 - 9:35 Greetings
Mr. Hiroyuki Ino, Head of Global Environmental Division, Nippon Keidanren (Managing Director of Tokyo Electric Power Company)

9:35 - 9:45

Guest speaker’s speech
Mr. Toru Ishida, Director General, Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)

[Session I]

9:45 - 10:00 Keynote Lecture
"Overview of WGIII Process and Role of Industry"
Ms. Rutu Dave, Scientific Officer, Technical Support Unit (TSU), IPCC WGIII PDF-1

[Session II]

"Key Findings of the Climate Change Mitigation Report (WGIII contribution) and its impacts on Policies, Instruments and Co-operative Agreements"
Chaired by: Mr. Taishi Sugiyama, Lead Author IPCC, and Senior Researcher of Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry (CRIEPI)

10:00 - 10:30

Presentation "WG III Key Findings"
Presenter: Ms. Rutu Dave, Scientific Officer, TSU, IPCC WGIII PDF-2

10:30 - 11:30

Chapter 13 "Policies, instrument and co-operative agreements"Presenter: Mr. Charles Kolstad, Lead Author IPCC and Professor of University of California, Santa Barbara, USA PDF-3

Response by: Mr. Mitsutsune Yamaguchi, Lead Author IPCC, and Professor of the University of Tokyo

Comment by: Mr. Masayuki Sasanouchi (Senior General Manager,Toyota Motor Corporation), Keidanren related company PDF-4

[Session III]

"Mitigation for Cross-Sectoral Perspective and Different Business Sectors Presentation by IPCC Lead Authors (1) "
Chaired by: Mr. Hisashi Ishitani, Professor of Keio University

13:00 - 13:55

Chapter 11 "Cross-Sectoral Perspective"
Presenter: Mr. Michael Grubb, Lead Author IPCC and
Professor of Economics at Cambridge University, United Kingdom PDF-5

Response by: Mr. Kenji Yamaji, Lead Author IPCC, Professor of the University of Tokyo PDF-6

Comment by: Mr. Yoshiharu Tachibana, Fellow, Sustainability
Advisor to the Board, Tokyo Electric Power Company

13:55 - 14:45

Chapter 6 "Buildings"
Presenter: Ms. Diana Urge-Vorsatz, Coordinating Lead Author IPCC and Professor at the Central University of Hungary PDF-7

Response by: Mr. Hiroshi Yoshino, Lead Author IPCC, and Professor of Tohoku University PDF-8

[Session IV]

"Mitigation for Cross-Sectoral Perspective and Different Business Sectors Presentations by IPCC Lead Authors (2)"
Chaired by: Mr. Shigetaka Seki, Executive Director, Vinyl Environmental Council

15:00 - 15:50

Chapter 5 "Transport and Infrastructure"
Presenter: Ms. Suzana Kahn Ribeiro, Coordinating Lead Author
IPCC and Professor of Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil PDF-9

Response by: Mr. Yasuhiro Daisho, Professor of Waseda University PDF-10

Comment by: Mr. Michinori Hachiya, Sub-committee Chairman Global Environment, Japan Automobile Manufactures Association Inc. (General Manager, Global Government Affairs Dept. Environmental and Safety Technologies, Nissan Motor Company) PDF-11

15:50 - 16:30

Chapter 7 "Industry"
Presenter: Ms. Joyashree Roy, Coordinating Lead Author IPCC, and Professor of Economics and Coordinator Global Change Programme, Jadavpur University, India PDF-12

Comment by: Mr. Junji Ohsawa, (Corporate Officer, Deputy General Manager, Research &Development Div. Oji Paper Co., Ltd) PDF-13

16:30 - 17:20

Chapter 4 "Energy Supply"
Presenter: Mr. Seppo J.V. Vuori, Lead Author IPCC, and Research Manager of Nuclear Energy, Technical Research Center of Finland (VTT) PDF-14

Response by: Mr. Yoji Uchiyama, Lead Author IPCC, and Professor of University of Tsukuba PDF-15

Comment by: Mr. Yoshiharu Tachibana, Fellow, Sustainability Advisor to the Board, Tokyo Electric Power Company

[Session V]
17:40 - 18:10: Panel Discussion
Moderator: Ms. Rutu Dave
Chair of Session II Mr. Taishi Sugiyama
Chair of Session III Mr. Hisashi Ishitani/td>
Chair of Session IV Mr. Shigetaka Seki
Closing remarks
Ms. Rutu Dave

Photo.1 Mr. Hiroyuki Ino

Photo.2 Mr. Toru Ishida

Photo.3 Session-II

Photo.4 Session-III

Photo.5 Session-IV

Photo.6 Session-V