The 1st Energy Policy Roundtable 2012
New Thoughts and Perspectives for the Next Era of Energy
The Energy Policy Roundtable includes a series of seminars where we invite world-leading specialists in the energy policy field, including energy policymakers and researchers from the Asia-Pacific region and Europe. Based on our understanding of opinion in the international energy community, lecturers, and panel members consisting mainly of specialists at the University of Tokyo, will conduct discussions and exchange information. At the same time, we expect to provide opportunities for policymakers, researchers and practitioners in the energy field to build a global network.
For the 1st Energy Policy Roundtable 2012, to mark our commemoration we have invited as lecturer Dr. Fatih Birol, Chief Economist of the International Energy Agency (IEA) and responsible for the World Energy Outlook publication, to present an updated analysis of the future global energy situation, followed by comments and discussion by prominent panelists.
The global energy environment now seems to be entering a new phase with new challenges to policymaking: the rising impact of both geopolitical changes and the development of unconventional fuels, the surge in energy demand in emerging countries such as China, the growing importance of electricity and the building of cross-border networks.
In this transformed environment, we ask: What sort of energy policy should Japan adopt following the Fukushima nuclear accident?
We are looking forward to a strong attendance at this symposium.
|[Date]||Tuesday, February 21, 14:00-16:00 (Hall opens at 13:30)|
|[Venue]||Ito Hall (B2 floor), Ito International Research Center Map|
|[Hosted by]||UTokyo Policy Alternatives Research Institute (PARI)|
|[Co-hosted by]||Graduate School of Public Policy (GraSPP)|
|14:00 --Opening Remarks--|
|Prof. Hideaki Shiroyama||Director of UTokyo Policy Alternatives Research Institute (PARI), the University of Tokyo / Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy (GraSPP), the University of Tokyo|
|14:05-15:00 --Keynote Speech--|
|Dr. Fatih Birol||Chief Economist of the International Energy Agency (IEA), Director of the World Energy Outlook (WEO)|
|15:00-15:40 --Panel Discussion--|
|Mr. Nobuo Tanaka||Global Associate for Energy Security and Sustainability at the Institute of Energy, Economics, Japan (IEEJ) / the former Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA)|
|Prof. Akira Morita||Former Director of UTokyo Policy Alternatives Research Institute (PARI), the University of Tokyo / Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy (GraSPP), the University of Tokyo|
|Prof. Kazuhiro Nakatani||Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy (GraPP), the University of Tokyo|
|Prof. Kozo Sato||Professor, Engineering for Sustainable Carbon Cycle Laboratory, the University of Tokyo||15:40-16:00 --Q&A--|
Prof. Hisashi Yoshikawa
Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy, the University of Tokyo / UTokyo Policy Alternatives Research Institute
*Language : English / Japanese (with simultaneous interpretation in Japanese and English)
*Please note that this symposium has reached its full capacity and the registration is closed. Walk-in registrations will not be accepted. Thank you very much.