International Symposium on Voluntary Approaches
Evaluating Industry-led Voluntary Approach and Discussing the Future of Climate Change Policy:
Achievements and Future Roles of Japan’s Voluntary Action Plan on the Environment
2 September 2014, Keidanren Kaikan (Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)


Opening Remarks
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

【Plenary session】
Future strategies for mitigating climate change
Dr. Yoichi Kaya, Professor emeritus, University of Tokyo / President, Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth
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Voluntary Action in Present and Future Climate Policy
Dr. W. David Montgomery, Senior Vice President, NERA Economic Consulting
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The Japanese Business Community's Initiative to Tackle Climate Change
Mr. Yasushi Kimura, Vice Chairmen, Chairman of the Committee on Environment and Safety, KEIDANREN (Chairman of the Board, JX Holdings, Inc.)
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【Panel Session】
Theme: The role of voluntary approaches in Japan’s climate change policy and future challenges
Session Chair:
Dr. Hidetoshi Nakagami, Committee member, Committee for the Comprehensive Review of the Voluntary Action Plan on the Environment (CEO and Founder, Jukankyo Research Institute)
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Role of VA in Japanese policy package
Mr. Taishi Sugiyama, Senior Research Scientist, Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry (CRIEPI)
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Experiences with Voluntary Agreements- Lessons Learned from the Netherlands
Dr. Ernst Worrell, Professor, Energy, Resources & Technological Change, Utrecht University
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Voluntary Actions and the Post 2020 Climate Agreement: Transformational Change and Investments in a Mosaic World
Dr. Brian Flannery, Center Fellow, Resources for the future
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Panelists :
Dr. W. David Montgomery
Dr. Ernst Worrell
Dr. Brian Flannery
Mr. Taishi Sugiyama
Mr. Hiroyuki Tezuka, Chairman of the Working Group on Global Environment Strategy, Committee on Environment and Safety, KEIDANREN (General Manager, Climate Change Policy Group, Technology Planning Department, JFE Steel Corporation)
Discussion and Q&A

Closing remarks