1 Plenary Session (Morning): Keynote Speakers

I. Nebojsa Nakicenovic
Deputy Director General & Deputy CEO of International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Professor of Energy Economics at Vienna University of Technology
Research topics: long-term fluctuations in technological change, economic development, and climate change
Title of keynote address:
The Grand Transformation to a Sustainable Future: A Perspective to 2050 and Beyond
II. Hisatake Kato
Professor Emeritus at Kyoto University, Professor at University of Human Arts and Sciences, President of Homo Contribuens Research and Development Institute, Former Chairperson of the Philosophical Association of Japan
Research topics: environmental ethics, philosophy
Title of keynote address:
The Creatures Inside Us, The Creatures That Surround Us: Retrospective from the “Colorful Realm of Living Beings” to “Frolicking Animals”

2 Parallel Sessions

I. Advancing Measures against Global Warming based on Inter-City Partnerships

A) Aims
To share successful examples of city initiatives and programs implementing measures against global warming and models for the future which implement the guidelines of the Paris Agreement.
Panelists will represent cities from within Japan and abroad.
B) Coordinator
Hikaru Kobayashi
Fulbright Scholar in Residence at North Central College, Naperville, IL, USA,
Project Professor at Keio University Graduate School of Media and Governance, Doctor of Engineering, Former Administrative Vice-Minister for the Environment, Former Director of Industrial Waste Management for Kitakyushu City, Chairperson of Kanagawa Prefectural Environmental Council Research topics: environmental policy theory, creating eco-friendly cities, green-economics
C) Panelists:
-City of Paris (France)
-Kyoto City (Japan)
*Some other panelists will represent cities from USA and Asian countries.

II. Designing Low-Carbon Cities

A) Aims
To share the trends and practices for low-carbon city planning by cities advancing towards a low-carbon society through the essential use of renewable energy and energy conservation practices.
Panelists will represent cities, research institutes, NPOs, etc. from within Japan and abroad.
B) Coordinator
Toru Morotomi
Professor at Kyoto University Graduate School of Economics,
Member of the Long-term Low Carbon Vision Subcommittee of the Central Environmental Council Global Environment Subcommittee, Committee Member of Kyoto Environmental Council
Research topics: Environmental economics, energy policy
C) Panelists:
-Seiichi Nishimoto
 Kyoto Municipal Institute of Industrial Technology and Culture Advanced Science,
 Technology and Management Research Institute of KYOTO, Kyoto University
-Naoyuki Yamagishi
 WWF Japan
-Yokohana City (Japan)
*Some other panelists will represent cities from USA and European countries.

III. Toward the Formulation of Sustainable City Cultures in Balance with the Environment

A) Aims
To investigate how to change social systems, values, livelihoods, and ways of life rooted in the local environment and culture for building sustainable city cultures based on current conditions at this historical tipping point.
Panelists will have expertise various fields, such as in lifestyle culture, economics, etc.
B) Coordinator
Midori Aoyagi
Senior Researcher at National Institute for Environmental Studies Center for Social and Environmental Systems Research, Professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Director of Society for Environmental Economics and Policy Studies, Contributing member to Science Council of Japan (terms 22-23)
Research topics: Environmental literacy, media studies, risk governance

C) Panelists:
-Pavan Sukhdev
 Founder – CEO,GIST Advisory
-Hiroshi Takatsuki
 Kyoto Environmental Activities Association(KEAA), Kyoto University
-Ken Noguchi
-Gino Van Begin
 ICLEI Secretary General
-Naoki Matsubara
 Kyoto Prefectural University

3 Plenary Session (Afternoon): Keynote Speaker and Coordinator

I. Keynote Speaker
Tetsuzo Yasunari
Director General of Research Institute for Humanity and Nature,
Chair of the Committee for the Advancement of Future Earth under the Science Council of Japan, member of the International Science Committee of Future Earth
Research topics: meteorology, climatology, and global environment studies
Title of keynote address:
Towards Sustainable Future of the Global Society : Efforts of "Future Earth" Program for Connecting Local, Regional and Global Communities
II. Coordinator
Hironori Hamanaka
Chair of ICLEI Japan, Special Research Adviser at Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Former Vice-Minister for Global Environment Affairs

4 Lunch Break Attraction

Performance by Kyoto Junior Orchestra is scheduled after the Plenary Session (Morning), during the lunch break time.

Kyoto Junior Orchestra Profile

Kyoto Junior OrchestraKyoto Junior Orchestra was founded in 2005 on the aim of fulfilling support for young generation in orchestra activities and cultural environment, commemorating the 50th year anniversary of Kyoto Symphony Orchestra and 10th year of Kyoto Concert Hall opening. Starting with “Kyoto Junior Orchestra debut concert” on March in 2006, it has been organized by approximate 110 students in Kyoto, from the age of 10 to 22, chosen by the audition.
Under the energetic coaching of KSO members and Maestro Junichi Hirokami who has joined as supervisor since 2008, it has kept growing with its performance reputation high.

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