Pre-G7 International Symposium
Climate Change and Energy:
Issues of Coal-fire Power Generation

Date May 20th, 2016 ?
Open room: 9:00, Program start: 9:30-17:30
Location United Nations University, U Thant International Conference Hall

Address: 5?53?70 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8925
10-minute walk from JR Shibuya station
5-minute walk from Tokyo Metro (subway) Omotesando station, Exit B2

Concept At the Paris climate conference (COP21) in December 2015, all nations reached an agreement to set a long-term goal for decarbonization. The upcoming G7 Ise-Shima Summit in May 2016 is the first meeting for the G7 leaders after COP21. Climate change and energy issues are going to be on the agenda.
For this “Pre-G7 International Symposium”, international experts will present issues related to coal-fired power generation with the objectives of climate change, health, economy, and human rights in mind and to explore the path towards decarbonization.
Program (Speakers/ titles are tentative)

Language: Japanese with simultaneous English translation

Part 1. Recognizing the risks

1. Risk on the Climate Change

”Incompatibility of HELE coal technology with 2°C pathways”

Lindee Wong (Ecofys, Consultant)

2. Risks on the Health Issues

Health impacts of planned coal-fired power plants in Japan

Lauri Myllyvirta (Greenpeace, Coal, Senior Campaigner)

3. Risks on the Economics

”tranded Assets and Thermal Coal in Japan: An Analysis of Environment-related Risk Exposure

Ben Caldecott (Oxford University, Sustainable Finance Programme, Director) *Video message

Part 2. Domestic Policy

1. G7 countries’ National Policies on Coal

“G7 Coal Scorecard: 2016 update”

Chris Littlecott (E3G, Fossil Fuel Transition & CCS, Programme Leader)

2. Climate Change and Energy Policy in Japan

“Climate and energy policy and status of coal power in Japan”
"Japan’s Climate and Energy Policy and the Status of Coal Power " (additional document)

Kimiko Hirata (Kiko Network, International Director)

3. Voice from Local Residents

Hiroshi Hanzawa (Fukushima)

Toshinori Nakayama (Chiba)

Tatsuo Kawano (Kobe) *Video message

Part 3. International Coal Financing?

1. International Finances?

“OECD Coal Financing Agreement”

Kate DeAngelis (Friend of the Earth US, International Policy Analyst)

2. Japanese Finance Policy

“Problems of the Financial Support for Overseas Coal-fired Power Generation by Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC)”

Yuki Tanabe (JACSES, Program Coordinator)

3. Environmental and Social Issues in the developing countries

“Impacts of Coal power in Vietnam and Japan’s involvement”

Khanh Thi Nguy (Green Innovation and Development, Vietnam)

“Environmental and Social Situation in Indonesia Power Plant”

Pius Ginting (WALHI/FoE Indonesia, Head of Research Unit)

“ENVIRONMENT, HUMAN RIGHTS AND DEMOCRACY UNDER THREAT?Dirty Coal’s Energy Illusion  What India doesn’t learn from its lessons?”

India: Subash Mohapatr(Global Human Rights Communications, Executive Director)

Part 4.?Panel discussion: The way forward: Japan and G7

Takeshi Shimamura(Kobe University Graduate School of Law, Professor)

Panelist ? ? ? Lindee Wong

Lauri Myllyvirta

Chris Littlecott

Kimiko Hirata

Kate DeAngelis

Yuki Tanabe

Khanh Thi Nguy

Pius Ginting

? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Subash Mohapatr

Admission Free
Registration Please fill out an application form?(in Japanese) for the symposium online,?or FAX us your name, e-mail, organization/department/position and clearly state that you would like to attend the “Pre-G7 International Symposium”.


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Organizer Pre-G7 Symposium Planning Committee
Co-hosted by JACSES, FoE Japan, Kiko Netwirk, Greenpeace Japan, WWF Japan
Leaflet You can download PDF?here (in Japanese)
Contact Pre-G7 Symposium Planning Committee
Tel: 03-3263-9210, Fax: 03-3263-9463,?