First Week

  • mon 1
  • tue 2
  • wed 3
  • thu 4
  • fri 5
  • sat 6

Second Week

  • mon 8
  • tue 9
  • wed 10
  • thu 11

December 1 (Mon)

13:00-14:30

Japan's Contribution to IPCC on Climate Change Projection and Observation at Global and Regional Levels.

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan (MEXT), Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention (NIED), and Remote Sensing Technology Center of Japan (RESETC)

Outline
This event consists of a series of presentations and a panel discussion on Japan's cutting-edge research and earth observation. It is about Japan's contribution to IPCC AR5 as well as the latest scientific findings, generated by a super computer called Earth Simulator, Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission Satellite (TRMM) and Greenhouse gases Observation SATellite (GOSAT), for instance.

December 2 (Tue)

10:00-11:30

Contributions of Japan's Satellite Remote Sensing to Climate Change Detection

Remote Sensing Technology Center of Japan (RESETC), Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), and National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)

Outline
Earth observation using satellites is capable to detect climate change and earth environment precisely and widely. This event will introduce contribution of Japan's earth observation satellites to monitoring atmosphere, water circulation, cryosphere and land environment affected by climate change. And also the future plan and promising application will be shared.

13:00-14:30

City-wide Mitigation Project Development in HCMC, Vietnam and Vientiane, Lao PDR Utilizing the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM)

Global Environment Centre Foundation (GEC)

Outline
The event will present the city-wide mitigation project development under the JCM (Joint Crediting Mechanism), by showing programmes of city-to-city cooperation (cooperation between Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) and Osaka City (Japan), and cooperation between Vientiane Capital (Lao PDR) and Kyoto City (Japan)). For these programme, host country representatives will present their perspectives and expectations.

15:00-16:30

Climate Change Capacity Development Activities in Southeast Asia region -Possibility to enhance capacity through CITC’s activities-

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), and Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (TGO)

Outline
JICA providing financial and technical support to TGO to establish "Climate Change International Technical and Training Center (CITC)" to provide training service and knowledge network platform among stakeholders in ASEAN region. CITC's training and platform services are targeting on public and private sectors in ASEAN countries.

This event aiming to enhance network and opportunities to collaborate with stakeholders and exchange views and opinions about ideal climate change capacity development activities.

JICA and TGO will introduce current and further activities of CITC and guest speakers will also introduce their climate change capacity development activities.

December 3 (Wed)

10:00-11:30

Disaster Risk Management for Climate Change Adaption in Peru

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), and Presidencia del Consejo de Ministros (PCM)

Outline
Disaster risk management is the problem of great urgency in Peru, where disasters are occurred frequently. Today, the number of disasters caused by climate change is increasing so that the damage reduction through disaster risk management also means the climate change adoption. The Government of the Republic of Peru and JICA will presented their activities toward mainstreaming disaster risk reduction, and will make a suggestion for policy improvement.

13:00-14:30

Toward Evidence-based Mitigation Policies in Asia -Challenges of National GHG Inventory and Linkage with Biennial Updating Report (BUR)

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

Outline
National Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventories provide comprehensive and sector-based GHG emission data at the national level, which could provide a scientific basis for planning, implementing and monitoring mitigation policies. Under UNFCCC, developing parties are committed to prepare Biennial Update Reports (BUR) which include national GHG inventories. This session aims to promote discussions on capacity development in national inventory systems by introducing Japan’s support in national GHG inventories in Asian countries especially in Vietnam, with a view to contributing to the negotiations on Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs), Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) and measuring, reporting and verification (MRV) of them.

15:00-16:30

Large Scale JCM Feasibility Studies in Angkor and Siem Reap City in Cambodia, and Ulaanbaatar City in Mongolia

Overseas Environmental Cooperation Center, Japan (OECC)

Outline
The event introduces Large Scale Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) Feasibility Studies conducted at Siem Reap City and Ulaanbaatar City:

1) "Study on Developing Environmentally and Culturally Sustainable Cities through the JCM at Siem Reap (Angkor Park and Siem Reap City)"

2) "Study on the Development of JCM Projects for Comprehensive Improvements in the Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution Systems in Ulaanbaatar City and on the Possibility of Nationwide Horizontal Application of the Same Improvement Model in Mongolia."

December 4 (Thu)

10:00-11:30

Recent developments in Adaptation Planning

National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), and UNEP‐hosted Programme of Research on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation (PROVIA)

Outline
The event will present recent developments in adaptation planning and contribution of research community to it. The event will also have an interactive consultation session on how to facilitate research community to engage in it and to communicate with policy-makers.

13:00-14:30

A collaboration platform for REDD+ express "Public-private Platform": Japanese private companies are going on board

Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute of Japan (FFPRI), and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), and International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO)

Outline
Introducing a new collaboration platform launched by Japanese private sector, academia and government to enhance voluntary mitigation actions in forest and land use sector and discussing opportunities and challenges for the pre-2020 REDD+ activities under the bilateral mechanisms.

15:00-16:30

Contributution of Japan's Remote Sensing Technology to REDD+/JCM MRV

Remote Sensing Technology Center of Japan (RESTEC), Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute of Japan (FFPRI), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Outline
The event introduces the contribution of Japan's state-of-the-art remote sensing technology to REDD+/JCM MRV (Measurement, Reporting and Verification).

Especially, in this event, we will systematically introduce expectations for remote sensing technology, Japan's remote sensing technology to meet such expectations, and the case studies for the audience who might not be familiar with remote sensing technology.

December 5 (Fri)

13:00-14:30

Japan's Cooperation toward Forest Conservation in Peru

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), and International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO)

Outline
In order to address reducing deforestation and forest degradation in Peru, the Ministry of Environment of Peru (MINAM) established the National Environmental Policy in May 2009 and has been enhancing collaboration with international partners including the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO).

The main objective of this joint side event is to update the participants on the efforts of forest conservation in Peru and to discuss opportunities and challenges.

15:00-16:30

Urban, Climate change and Finance

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Research Institute

Outline
Rapid urbanization is one of the emerging issues in the world. According to UN, nearly 70% of the world’s population will live in urban areas by 2050, where also 90% of economic activities will be concentrated. Unplanned population and economic growth will cause serious problems in urban areas such as high energy consumption, traffic congestion and environmental degradation. The objective of this event is to seek a practical and realistic vision for “Low-carbon and climate resilient cities”, which can enrich the discussions on the role of cities in climate change agenda. This event will gather practical views from various stakeholders in developing and developed countries and international agencies, and identify practical challenges and opportunities to achieve this vision.

December 6 (Sat)

13:00-14:30

Climate finance and the role of development finance institutions

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Research Institute

Outline
How to use climate finance effectively to achieve climate compatible development? There are valuable lessons learned from long experience of develop financial institutions. The objective of this event is to seek valuable lessons from experiences of development finance institutions and identify challenge and opportunities to apply such lessons into climate finance.

15:00-15:45

Reporting session for activities toward low carbon island in Republic of Palau

AMITA Institute for Sustainable Economies Co.,Ltd. (AISE)

Outline
Reporting various activities toward low carbon island in Republic of Palau. Especially, we focuses the progress of the feasibility study for "Comprehensive resource circulation system" which is conducted by AISE.

December 8 (Mon)

10:00-11:30

Achieving a low-carbon Asia –Japan's collaboration with Asia in developing INDCs by Asian ownership

Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Kyoto University, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), and Mizuho Information and Research Institute

Outline
Submissions for the "Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC)" will be requested. In Asia, Japan has been encouraging examination of policies using the Asia-Pacific Integrated Assessment Model (AIM), as well as promoting the development of inventories and the formulation of NAMA. We have also seen the emergence of the Low Carbon Asia Research Network (LoCARNet) as proposed by the Japanese Government and IGES. This network has facilitated activities towards realizing low-carbon development in Asia, by fostering and enhancing research communities in Asia, facilitating policy dialogues between researchers and policy-makers, as well as promoting information-exchange and knowledge-sharing through annual meetings. The subsequent integration of all this knowledge and experience will be effective in INDC preparation.

13:00-14:30

Development of tools for realizing low-carbon societies

Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)

Outline
Introduce tools developed for realizing low-carbon societies and discuss how to utilize the tools and share information on the tools through networks.

December 9 (Tue)

10:00-11:30

New Methods for Comparing Levels of Effort

Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE), and Resources for the Future, U.S. (RFF)

Outline
Considering the past and current Japanese climate policy, new methods for comparing levels of efforts are explored.

Comparing levels of effort represented by nationally determined contributions (NDCs) is a challenging exercise, given the heterogeneity of countries' proposed actions. Nonetheless, meaningful comparison of proposals is critical for a collaborative and functional negotiation process. Rather than using a single metric, it makes sense to decide on a set of principles that metrics should follow, evaluate metrics against those principles, and score commitments on the basis of several metrics.

We and U.S. scholars are undertaking research to better refine the analytics underlying ex-ante/ex-post evaluations of NDC proposals and performance. We will present our modeling framework for empirical scoring of NDCs, and its application to develop scores for several proposed NDCs.

13:00-14:30

Low-Carbon Project Development in Surabaya City, Indonesia using JCM through City-to-City Cooperation with Kitakyushu City, Japan

Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)

Outline
Introducing how low-carbon projects are being developed in Surabaya City using JCM scheme under the city-to-city cooperation framework with Kitakyushu City

15:00-16:30

How to develop Low Carbon City Climate Change Action Plan (CCAP) using Asia Pacific Integrated Model (AIM) and our next challenge

National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)

Outline
This side event focuses on city-level low carbon activities especially based on AIM model simulation that aims to provide comprehensive view of GHG emissions trend and reduction plan. We introduce the examples of development of climate change action plan (CCAP) of Shiga prefecture, Kyoto city, Iskandar Malaysia region, Putrajaya city, and Ho Chi Minh City using AIM. We discuss how to diffuse implementation actions such as low carbon projects in Osaka city, Eco Life Challenge program focused on primary school s in Kyoto city (that already transferred to Iskandar Malaysia region), monitoring and reporting system of buildings in Tokyo Metropolitan Government and so on.

17:00-17:45

Development of Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) Model Projects and its Methodologies

Global Environment Centre Foundation (GEC)

Outline
This event introduces the overview of the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) and recent development of Financing Programme for JCM Model Projects and Feasibility Study Programme for JCM Projects.

The first JCM project was registered this October by the Joint Committee between Indonesia and Japan using these support programmes. The project participant of this project will present the knowledge and experience of JCM methodology development and JCM project registration.

December 10 (Wed)

10:00-11:30

The roles of low-carbon technology demonstration and deployment for low-carbon growth

New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization(NEDO), and United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

Outline
Experiences of NEDO and UNIDO are presented for the realization of low carbon growth through the energy and environment technology demonstration and deployment, including the utilization of JCM (Joint Crediting Mechanism). In addition, discussion will be made among the participants regarding the contribution of technologies and their implementation to the projects aiming at low carbon growth.

13:00-14:30

Sharing experience and knowledge on adaptation
- Pre-Forum on Global Adaptation Network -

Ministry of the Environment, Japan

Outline
The Global Adaptation Network (GAN) was up-scaled at the COP19 in 2013 through its four regional networks in Africa (AAKnet), Latin America and the Caribbean (REGATTA), Asia and the Pacific (APAN) and West-Asia (WARN-CC). The objectives of GAN are to support to build climate resilience of vulnerable communities, ecosystems and economies through the mobilization of knowledge for adaptation. Ministry of the Environment, Japan (MOEJ) has supported activities of GAN through UNEP. The 1st GAN Forum will be held in Panama City, Panama, in the 1st week of March of 2015. Before this forum, MOEJ would like to invite policy makers, researchers and relevant stakeholders to this side event to enhance the understanding of each other's activities on the ground.

15:00-16:30

Mitigation Actions/INDC Preparations in Asia-Pacific Countries and Japan's support for relevant activities

Ministry of the Environment, Japan

Outline
All Parties are invited to communicate their intended nationally determined contributions (INDC) well in advance of COP21 towards the adoption of a new international agreement at COP21 in 2015. This event will introduce Japan's provision of support to Asia-Pacific countries as well as discuss the challenges and methods of cooperation concerning developing countries' implementation of nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs) and development of INDCs.

17:00-17:45

JCM High-level Roundtable

Government of Japan

December 11 (Thu)

10:00-11:30

Tools for the promotion of low carbon societies: Introduction of the 2nd edition of the NAMA Guidebook

Overseas Environmental Cooperation Center, Japan (OECC)

Outline
To introduce some tools and initiatives to promote the formation of low carbon societies in the world.

The event will serve to report achievements made with the First Edition of the NAMA Guidebook, and will introduce the Second Edition of the NAMA Guidebook.

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