International Symposium: Climate Change and Coal (May 29th, 2015)


International Symposium: Climate Change and Coal

Date May 29th, 2015 (Friday) Open 9:10, 9:30~18:00
Location Bellesalle Jinbocho, Room4+5(Chiyodaku,Tokyo)
Access 3-2-1 Nishikannda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Sumitomo Fudosan Chiyoda First Bldg. South

(Access map is written in Japanese)

Concept This symposium aims to gain insight from leading experts on climate change and coal-fired thermal energy, share their vast knowledge and experiences, and encourage discussion on Japan’s role in this field.

The first session will focus on the role of coal thermal power as an electricity source in Japan while the second session focuses on financing of overseas coal-fired thermal energy projects.

Program (Speakers/ titles are tentative)

Language: Japanese with simultaneous English translation

Part 1: Is Coal a Sensible Solution for Japan’s Electricity Needs?

1.Electricity market and coal: Experiences Overseas

James Leaton, Research Director, Carbon Tracker

Christoph Podewils, Director of Communication,
Agora Energiewende

Nick Mabey, Chief Executive and Founding Director, E3G

2.The Situation in Japan

Kenichi Oshima, Professor, Ritsumeikan Univ.

Teruyuki Ohno,
Executive Director, Japan Renewable Energy Foundation

Kimiko Hirata, International Director, Kiko Network

3.Panel Discussion – The Concept of Electricity in Japan


Part 2: Is Efficient Coal Technology a Solution for Sustainable World?

1.Coal and Sustainable Development

Adina Relicovschi, Senior Environment Expert,
Environment, Climate and Social Office,
European Investment Bank

Shannon Koplitz,
Atmosphere Chemistry Modeling Group,
Harvard University

2.Finance to Coal Projects

Rafael Senga, Energy Policy Asia Pacific Manager
WWF International

Arif Fiyanto,
Climate and Energy Campaign Team Leader,
GP Indonesia

3.Discussion –

The Role of Japan in International Coal Financing

Fee Free
Maximum number Approximately 180 people
Application Please send e-mail with the subject “5/29 Application for International Symposium Climate Change and Coal” and please provide the following information:

1. Name,

2. contact mail address,

3. affiliation (optional),

4. questions/message (if any) to the CC Symposium Committee (

Information with fax form (PDF) is also available.

Event Logistics CC Symposium Planning Commitee
Contact CC Symposium Planning Commitee 
6F, Ichibancho-Murakami Bldg., 9-7, Ichibancho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0082, JAPAN e-mail:
Tel: 03-3263-9210