Symposium to launch discussion on phase out of coal-fired power in Japan

29 May 2018, 14:00-17:00
Tokyo, Japan, Iino Hall & Conference Center

At COP 23 in November last year, the “Powering Past Coal Alliance” was formed initiated by the UK and Canadian Government that have pledged to phase out coal-fired power by 2030. The formulation of this alliance was based on the scientific research by Climate Analytics, which has now carried out an analysis of implications of the Paris Agreement for coal use in Japan.
This symposium to launch the report publication.

Organiser Renewable Energy Institute
Co-organisers The British Embassy Tokyo and Embassy of Canada

unsplash-logoBenjamin Hung


Opening Remarks
Takejiro Sueyoshi, Vice-Chair of Executive Board, Renewable Energy Institute
The British Embassy Tokyo (tbc)

“Science-based coal phase-out schedule for Japan” – Paola Parra, Climate Policy Analyst, Climate Analytics

“Latest information: Divestment and finance sector reactions to climate risks” – Kenji Fuma, CEO, Neural Inc.

“Establishment of the Powering Past Coal Alliance, plan for the future and domestic coal phase-out policies” (tbc) – Alia Altaf, Energy, Environment and Venture Capital Analyst, Embassy of Canada in Japan, Matt Webb, Senior Associate, E3G

“Presentation of Coal Info-Pack” – Yuko Nishida, Climate Change Group Manager, Renewable Energy Institute

Panel discussion: Prospects for Japan’s Coal Phase-Out

Facilitator: Teruyuki Ohno, Executive Director, Renewable Energy Institute

Ai Kaibu, Deputy Director, Climate Change Policy Division, Global Environment Bureau, Ministry of the Environment
Ursula Fuentes Hutfilter, Senior Climate Policy Advisor, Climate Analytics
Tsukasa Kanai, Chief Sustainability Officer, Executive Manager, Corporate Planning Department, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank
Masaaki Nagamura, General Manager, CSR Strategy and Synergy Dept., Tokio Marine Holdings
Matt Webb, Senior Associate, E3G

MC: Yuri Okubo, Senior Researcher, Renewable Energy Institute