The 5th Energy Policy Roundtable 2012 / The 2nd Policy Platform Seminar

The 5th Energy Policy Roundtable 2012 Report
Energy Policy Roundtable 2012

Please download the handouts from here and print them out for the symposium if you wish. Please note that some of them are in Japanese

Note: Dr. Kaddour Raissi (Embassy of France, Japan) is unable to attend due to urgent business.

Theme: The Potential Impact of Energy Technology Innovation

The Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant accident and the electricity shortage that followed have forced us to rethink about energy issues. Energy is linked in a big transnational chain. It is essential to see energy issues in a global context. Energy Policy Roundtable provides an opportunity to discuss energy policies in Asia and Japan from an intra-industry and interdisciplinary perspective as well as in a global context. In the roundtable, panelists including keynote speakers, who are world-leading specialists, experts and researchers in the University of Tokyo discuss and exchange information, while at the same time expecting to provide opportunities for researchers, policy makers and practitioners in the energy field and people concerned in Japan to build a global network.

In the past four seminars of the Roundtable, in-depth analyses and active discussions were conducted on the current and future global energy situation and on future policy implications, in light of the relationship between China and the rest of the world, particularly the ASEAN member states and Japan, keeping global energy issues centrally in mind.

In the 5th Roundtable, from a long-term standpoint, we will focus on energy technology innovation, a field with important cross-cutting implications. In view of recent global trends in energy technology, there are important issues we aim to discuss, among which are: 1) What influence will energy technology innovation have on accomplishing energy security and tackling global warming 2) How can energy technology contribute to the realization of a low carbon society?

In addition to these questions, we will also debate the impact energy technology innovation will have on energy policies in Asia, including in Japan. The Keynote speech will be given by Peter Taylor, Professor of Sustainable Energy Systems, the Centre for Integrated Energy Research, the University of Leeds, followed by a panel discussion.

[Date] Wednesday, December 19, 09:30-11:45 (Doors open at 09:00)
[Venue]Room 213, Faculty of Engineering Bldg. 2, Hongo Campus, The University of Tokyo
[Hosted by]UTokyo Policy Alternatives Research Institute (PARI)
Science of Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Unit, Graduate School of Public Policy


9:00 --Registration--
09:30-10:20 --Keynote Speech--
“Meeting energy challenges through technology and innovation: implications for Japan and the rest of Asia”
Prof. Peter TaylorProfessor of Sustainable Energy Systems, Centre for Integrated Energy Research, University of Leeds
10:20-11:30 --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) Handout
Prof. Hideaki Shiroyama Director of UTokyo Policy Alternatives Research Institute (PARI), Vice Dean / Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy (GrasPP), the University of Tokyo Handout
Ph.D. Nobuhide Kasagi Principal Fellow, Center for Research and Development Strategy, Japan Science and Technology Agency / Professor Emeritus, Department of Mechanical Engineering, the University of Tokyo
11:30-11:45 --Q&A--
Prof. Hisashi Yoshikawa

Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy (GraSPP), the University of Tokyo / UTokyo Policy Alternatives Research Institute (PARI), the University of Tokyo

*Admission Free.
*Language : English / Japanese (with simultaneous interpretation in Japanese and English)
*The registration will be closed when it reaches the capacity.


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