ICEF2023 Program

Innovation for Just, Secure and Sustainable
Global Green Transformation (GX)

Wednesday, October 4

Room1

Opening Session

9:30 - 9:45

Opening Session

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Keynote 1

9:45 - 10:00

Keynote 1

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Speaker
NOGUCHI Soichi

NOGUCHI Soichi

Astronaut, Entrepreneur;
CEO Miraispace Co., Ltd;
Professor, University of Tokyo;
Executive Chief Fellow, IISE

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Steven Chu

Steven Chu

Professor of Physics, Professor of Molecular and Cellular Physiology and Professor of Energy Science and Engineering, Department of Physics, Stanford University

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Plenary Session 1

10:00 - 11:40

Speech by Jean-Eric Paquet (Ambassador, The European Union (EU) to Japan)

Innovative Policy Making

Soaring energy prices and the emergence of geopolitical risks have made national governments be aware of the importance of energy security. Consequently, major economies are promoting polies to increase the introduction of renewable energies and to diversify the energy supply portfolios.
At the same time, rising energy and material prices and emergence of geopolitical risks, on top of the increasing needs of climate actions, have forced the private sector to reconsider its businesses and value chains from a broad perspective. Some supply chains of green technologies can be found concentrated in a few places in the world, and it may pose a risk for the stability of supply chains.
As such, both public and private sectors are in the utmost needs to reconsider ways to secure supply chains of energy and resources, facing to the uncertainty and volatility of the global economy and geopolitics. Hence, this session will discuss challenges and opportunities for the innovative policy making at domestic and international levels as well as the potentials of cross-border cooperations for achieving green transition. Moreover, the ways to build secure supply chains of energy and resources in the current geopolitical situation will be explored.

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Moderator
Changhua Wu

Changhua Wu

ICEF Steering Committee;
China /Asia Director, Office of Jeremy Rifkin;
Co-founder, Professional Association for China’s Environment;
Chief Strategist, CN Innovation;
Vice Chair, Governing Council, Asia Pacific Water Forum

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TANAKA Nobuo

TANAKA Nobuo

Chair, ICEF Steering Committee;
Former Executive Director, International Energy Agency (IEA);
CEO, Tanaka Global, Inc

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Speaker
Jean-Eric Paquet

Jean-Eric Paquet

Ambassador, The European Union (EU) to Japan

SAKANO Akira

SAKANO Akira

Co-founder, Green innovation

IMAI Masanori

IMAI Masanori

Chairman and representative director, TODA CORPORATION

María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés

María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés

Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and of Defense of Ecuador;
Former President of the UN General Assembly
Executive Director, GWL Voices for Change and Inclusion

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Evelyn Ning-Yi Wang

Evelyn Ning-Yi Wang

Director, Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), U.S. Department of Energy

Henry Hooi Hing Lee

Henry Hooi Hing Lee

Founder,Volar Air Mobility

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Keynote 2

13:05 - 13:10

Video Message by the Director General of UNIDO, Mr. Gerd Müller

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Speaker
Gerd Müller

Gerd Müller

Director General, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

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Keynote 3

13:15 - 14:15

Keynote 3

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Moderator
TANAKA Nobuo

TANAKA Nobuo

Chair, ICEF Steering Committee;
Former Executive Director, International Energy Agency (IEA);
CEO, Tanaka Global, Inc

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Speaker
Andrew Zachary Fire

Andrew Zachary Fire

Professor, Pathology and Genetics, Stanford University School of Medicine

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Paul Maxime Nurse

Paul Maxime Nurse

Director, The Francis Crick Institute

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Phoebe Koundouri

Phoebe Koundouri

Professor, Athens University of Economics and Business and Technical University of Denmark

Marcia McNutt

Marcia McNutt

President, U.S. National Academy of Sciences

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Plenary Session 2

14:30 - 16:00

GX Together

Green Transformation (GX) with everyone together (Just Transition) is the key to sustainability and climate equity, and it’s necessary to carry out a global transition with this concept in mind. It means that no one should be left behind, both in the process and in the outcome of the transition. Hence, it’s critical that the world thrive to create a future in which the benefits and burdens of the transition are equally distributed according to social equity.
This session will discuss ways for realizing inclusive transition by considering all nations regardless of the degree of economic development as well as all industries regardless of their carbon intensity. By creating the world that appropriately benefit the most disadvantaged and workers in the fossil fuel industry, and so forth, it will lead to climate equity and economic, social, and environmental sustainability.

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Moderator
Jon David Moore

Jon David Moore

ICEF Steering Committee;
Chief Executive Officer, BloombergNEF

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Hoesung Lee

Hoesung Lee

ICEF Steering Committee;
Former Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

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Eija-Riitta Korhola

Eija-Riitta Korhola

ICEF Steering Committee;
Delegate of the Consultative Commission for Industrial Change European Economic and Social Committee

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Speaker
ISHIKAWA Tomohiro

ISHIKAWA Tomohiro

Chief Regulatory Engagement Officer, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group

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YAMAGUCHI Shinobu

YAMAGUCHI Shinobu

Director, Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability, United Nations University

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Humphrey Mrema

Humphrey Mrema

Chairman, Youth Survival Organization

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Andrew Jeffries

Andrew Jeffries

Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP) Advisor, Energy Sector Office, Asian Development Bank

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Concurrent Session 1

16:15 - 17:15

Global Stocktake

Global Stocktaking, stipulated in Article 14 of the Paris Agreement, is a mechanism to assess the progress of global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The work began at COP26 in 2021, collecting information on each country's progress. A report at COP28 will follow three technical dialogues. The Global Stocktake report is an important report that countries will raise their Nationally Determined Contributions. The first technical dialogue, held in June 2022, concluded that even if countries' NDCs are implemented, greenhouse gas emissions will increase from what they are now, using up most of the carbon budget to limit the temperature increase to within 1.5°C by 2030.
During ICEF 2023, just two months before the Global Stocktake report at COP28, we will present the discussions, scientific assessments, and recommendations from technical dialogues and discuss how to accelerate our actions.

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Moderator
David Sandalow

David Sandalow

ICEF Steering Committee;
Inaugural Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University;
Co-Director, Energy and Environment Concentration, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

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Speaker
TSUKUI Akibi

TSUKUI Akibi

Fellow, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies

Heather N. Maseko-Msyale

Heather N. Maseko-Msyale

Programme Officer, UNFCCC

Petra Minnerop

Petra Minnerop

Professor of International Law, Durham Law Shool, Durham University

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Room2

Other Events

13:00 - 14:45

NEDO Green Innovation Fund Projects Symposium ”Carbon Neutral City achieved by Next-generation Photovoltaics”

Large-scale introduction of renewables is underway around the world with the aim of achieving carbon neutrality. One issue in such efforts is carbon neutrality in urban areas, where renewable energy installation locations are limited. One promising solution is practical application of lightweight, flexible, highly efficient next-generation photovoltaics that can be installed on house and building roofs with load constraints and unused walls and windows.
Perovskite photovoltaics are expected to be a next-generation photovoltaic that meets these conditions. After the first report of a perovskite solar cell was published in 2009, the record for cell-size conversion efficiencies surpassed 25% in the research stage. Further, perovskite modules are significantly lighter than other types, and can even be fabricated on flexible lightweight substrates.
In this session, we present an overview of R&D and demonstrations of perovskite photovoltaics in Japan’s “Green Innovation Fund Projects” and discuss implementation methods, mainly targeting dissemination in urban areas.

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Moderator
TAKAMURA Yukari

TAKAMURA Yukari

Professor, Institute for Future Initiatives, The University of Tokyo

Speaker
YAMAZAKI Mitsuhiro

YAMAZAKI Mitsuhiro

Director, New Energy Technology Department, NEDO

BESSHO Takeru

BESSHO Takeru

Section Manager, PV Group, R&D Center Corporate, Sekisui Chemical Company, Ltd.

YAMAMOTO Kenji

YAMAMOTO Kenji

Senior Officer, General Manager, Photovoltaic & Thin Film Device Research Laboratories, Kaneka Corporation

Francesco Frontini

Francesco Frontini

Head of Building System Sector Department for Environment Construction and Design (DACD), University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI)

Nguyen Minh Tien

Nguyen Minh Tien

Power Leader, Power Department, Thang Long Industrial Park (Vinh Phuc) Corporation

ANZAI Kazutaka

ANZAI Kazutaka

Deputy Director, New and Renewable Energy Division, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy

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Other Events

15:00 - 16:00

Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) “Initial demand creation towards the expansion of the CDR market”

Carbon dioxide removal (CDR) is essential as a method of offsetting unavoidable CO2 emissions in order to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. In addition to the technical difficulty of capturing CO2 from the atmosphere, CDR is more costly than reduction technology, making it difficult to create a market. To promote CDR, it is important to stimulate demand and expand the market.
In this session, we will focus on public and private sector efforts to expand the CDR market and discuss the measures that are required to promote early market expansion and the necessity of initial demand, while introducing relevant policy trends, the background of such efforts, and private sector examples from both the demand and supply sides.

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Speaker
Mark Ackiewicz

Mark Ackiewicz

Director, Office of Fossil Energy & Carbon Management, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

TANAKA Tetsuya

TANAKA Tetsuya

Deputy Director General, Industrial Science, Technology and Environment Policy Bureau, METI

Christoph Beuttler

Christoph Beuttler

Chief Climate Policy Officer, Climate Policy, Climeworks

KOYAMA Masao

KOYAMA Masao

Head of Carbon Dioxide Removal,
Mitsubishi Corporation

KODA Kazura

KODA Kazura

Project Manager, Mitsui O.S.K Lines, Ltd.

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Concurrent Session 2

16:15 - 17:15

Food, Water and Climate Change

The World Food Program (WFP) points out that after steadily declining for a decade, world hunger is on the rise, affecting nearly 10% of people globally. The scale of the current global hunger and malnutrition crisis is enormous, with more than 345 million people facing high levels of food insecurity in 2023 - more than double the number in 2020. This constitutes a staggering rise of 200 million people compared to pre-COVID-19 pandemic levels. Of those, more than 900,000 people worldwide are fighting to survive in “catastrophic hunger”, i.e. one step away from famine. This is ten times more than five years ago, an alarmingly rapid increase. The global community must not fail on its promise to end hunger and malnutrition by 2030.
Water security and food security have strong linkage to one another, and both are strongly affected by climate change, as more erratic cycles of drought and floods undermine the ability of hundreds of millions of poor people from growing their food. The Food and Agriculture Sector consumes about 2/3 of global water withdrawals, and in many poor developing countries, that figure even exceeds 80%. There are already billions of people in the world with very limited access to water and food, and those demands are expected to increase due to the growing population.
The Food and Agricultural Sector is currently a huge emitter of GHGs. But it could be a major contributor to Carbon Capture and Sequestration. Waste in the sector is large with as much as 30% of the food produced not reaching the consumer in many parts of the world. Movement towards precision agriculture, making best use of the new biology, remote sensing technologies and ICT, and deploying the new possibilities of AI, open enormous avenues for transforming this dire situation. Wiser policies and more effective practices at both local and regional scales should have great impacts on water and soil resources and on agricultural productivity.
This session will discuss sustainable agriculture and food security in relation to water, soil, and needed adaptation and resilience measures in relation to climate change. The session will also consider these questions from the standpoints of innovative technologies including start-ups, public initiatives at local and regional level, and global governance/international cooperation.

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Moderator
Ismail Serageldin

Ismail Serageldin

ICEF Steering Committee;
Co-Chair of the Board of Nizami Ganjavi International Center (NGIC);
Emeritus Librarian of Alexandria;
Former VP of the World Bank

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Valli Moosa

Valli Moosa

ICEF Steering Committee;
Deputy Chairperson of the Presidential Climate Change Coordinating Commission;
Former President, International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN)

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Phoebe Koundouri

Phoebe Koundouri

Professor, Athens University of Economics and Business and Technical University of Denmark

Dhesigen Pydiah Naidoo

Dhesigen Pydiah Naidoo

Executive, Climate Adaptation and Resilience, Presidential Climate Commission

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Rattan Lal

Rattan Lal

Distinguished University Professor and Director, CFAES Rattan Lal Center for Carbon Management and Sequestration, The Ohio State University

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Faten Attig-Bahar

Faten Attig-Bahar

Steering Committee member, Future Earth Water-Energy-Food Nexus Global Research Network

Patricia Scotland

Patricia Scotland

Secretary-General of the Commonwealth

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Thursday, October 5

Room1

Keynote 4

9:30 - 9:50

Dialogue between Dr. Fatih Birol (Executive Director of International Energy Agency (IEA)) and Mr. TANAKA Nobuo (Chair of ICEF Steering Committee)(Pre-recorded dialogue)

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Moderator
Fatih Birol

Fatih Birol

Executive Director, International Energy Agency (IEA)

TANAKA Nobuo

TANAKA Nobuo

Chair, ICEF Steering Committee;
Former Executive Director, International Energy Agency (IEA);
CEO,Tanaka Global, Inc

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Concurrent Session 3

10:00 - 11:00

Innovative Use of Renewables

The massive deployment of renewable energy is key to achieving carbon neutrality in 2050. The share of renewables in global electricity generation has increased rapidly, accounting for 29% in 2020. Both the IEA and IRENA point out that by 2050, almost 90% of electricity generation comes from renewable sources.
Technologies to harness renewable energy have been successfully scaled up to unlock their potential. Yet, some regions face challenges in increasing renewable energy deployment. These barriers often include land restriction, social acceptance, environmental conflict, and lack of funding. Innovative advancements have been seen in offshore wind power, which will allow the production of renewable power on a massive scale. Other innovations have been seen in the application of renewable technologies such as solar power or platforms that improve their accessibility, thus promoting their wider deployment.
Many renewable energy projects have been successfully developed with the strong engagement of local and indigenous communities and have contributed to improved livelihoods and women empowerment.

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Moderator
Nebojsa Nakicenovic

Nebojsa Nakicenovic

ICEF Steering Committee;
Vice Chair of the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors (GCSA) to the European Commission;
Honorary and Emeritus Scholar, International Institute
for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA);
Emeritus Professor of Energy Economics, Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien)

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YAMAJI Kenji

YAMAJI Kenji

ICEF Steering Committee;
President, Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE);
Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo

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KURODA Reiko

KURODA Reiko

ICEF Steering Committee;
Designated Professor, Frontier Research Institute, Chubu University;
Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo;
Member, G7 GEAC (Gender Equality Advisory Council) 2023

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Douglas Arent

Douglas Arent

Executive Director, Strategic Public-Private Partnerships, The National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Rebecca Bregant

Rebecca Bregant

Co-founder & CMO, PineBerry

SANDO Akihiro

SANDO Akihiro

Senior Researcher,
Renewable Energy Institute

NIKI Shigeru

NIKI Shigeru

Director General,
Sustainable Energy Unit, Technology Strategy Center,
New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)

Bjørn Simonsen

Bjørn Simonsen

CEO, World Wide Wind AS

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Special Session

11:15 - 12:15

Special Dialogue on the Energy Transition

The world is in the early stages of a clean energy transition. Many changes to global energy systems will be needed to achieve the widely-agreed goal of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by mid-century. What does history tell us about our ability to make these changes? What policies and approaches will be needed?

In this session, Professor Vaclav Smil, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of University of Manitoba, Michael Liebreich, founder of Bloomberg New Energy Finance, and Dr. Ismail Serageldin, Emeritus Librarian of Alexandria, will share their views on the current global situation and pathways towards net zero emissions. Each will deliver remarks and take questions from the ICEF audience.

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Moderator
David Sandalow

David Sandalow

ICEF Steering Committee;
Inaugural Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University;
Co-Director, Energy and Environment Concentration, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

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Speaker
Vaclav Smil

Vaclav Smil

ICEF Steering Committee;
Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of Manitoba

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Michael Liebreich

Michael Liebreich

Chairman & CEO, Liebreich Associates

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Ismail Serageldin

Ismail Serageldin

ICEF Steering Committee;
Co-Chair of the Board of Nizami Ganjavi International Center (NGIC);
Emeritus Librarian of Alexandria;
Former VP of the World Bank

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Concurrent Session 4

13:15 - 14:15

Sustainable Aviation

In 2019, before the Corona pandemic, GHG emissions from the global air transport sector were 1.2 Gt, accounting for more than 2% of total GHG emissions. Decarbonizing air transportation has been recognized as a Hard to Abate sector. The aviation industry has been working on GHG emission measures, and Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) is the most developed and economically feasible today. Governments try to incentive and mandate the use of SAF, but the SAF supply capacity is far smaller than the industry target. Europe's ReFuelEU initiative expects 5% SAF blending by 2030, while current Europe's maximum SAF production capacity is as much as 0.5% SAF blending. The scale-up of SAF production is required beyond 2030, and many challenges are taking place. The aviation industry also looks into alternative fuels, such as hydrogen and electricity, but they are about to demonstrate a scale adaptability. In this Concurrent Session, we will learn the latest SAF market outlook and the technological development in alternative fuels from industry experts.

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Moderator
Georg Erdmann

Georg Erdmann

ICEF Steering Committee;
Retired Chair of Energy Systems, Faculty of Process Engineering, Berlin University of Technology;
President of the Board, KSB Energie AG, Berlin

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Vikram Singh Mehta

Vikram Singh Mehta

ICEF Steering Committee;
Chairman, Center for Social and Economic Progress (CSEP) Research Foundation

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ENOMOTO Hiroshi

ENOMOTO Hiroshi

Director, Technology Strategy Center, NEDO;
Associate Prof., Institute of Science and Engineering, Kanazawa University

NISHIMURA Yuki

NISHIMURA Yuki

Program Manager, Sustainability Co-Creation Unit, JGC Holdings

Laura Leoncini

Laura Leoncini

Senior Business Developer, Energy Transition and Digital Services, Eaton

Ada Tse

Ada Tse

Co-founder and Director, Volar Air Mobility

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Other Events

14:30 - 15:30

Conversation with Young-generation Innovators

We believe that innovation is the crucial enabler for successful achievement of carbon neutrality by mid-century, especially when cross-generation talents convene their wisdom, expertise, experience, and resources to spearhead and advance accelerated transition. The future belongs to the next generation, and it is the innovators who will lead the change.

This session brings together some of the most inspiring early-to-mid-career innovators from around the world to a conversational debate with ICEF Steering Committee members who have been playing crucial roles in advancing innovation and clean energy revolution. The conversation is expected to shed light on diversity, richness, depth and impact of innovation led by young-generation experts in a wide range of scientific fields from technology to policy reform, and from decoding the nexus of food, water, energy and climate change to socio-economic synergy between clean energy revolution and the 17 UN 2030 Agenda Sustainable Development Goals. This is especially important now at the beginning of the UN International Decade of Sciences for Sustainable Development (2024-2033).

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Moderator
Changhua Wu

Changhua Wu

ICEF Steering Committee;
China /Asia Director, Office of Jeremy Rifkin;
Co-founder, Professional Association for China’s Environment;
Chief Strategist, CN Innovation;
Vice Chair, Governing Council, Asia Pacific Water Forum

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Nebojsa Nakicenovic

Nebojsa Nakicenovic

ICEF Steering Committee;
Vice Chair of the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors (GCSA) to the European Commission;
Honorary and Emeritus Scholar, International Institute
for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA);
Emeritus Professor of Energy Economics, Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien)

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Andrew Zachary Fire

Andrew Zachary Fire

Professor, Pathology and Genetics, Stanford University School of Medicine

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TAGUCHI Takaya

TAGUCHI Takaya

CEO, Helical Fusion Co., Ltd.

Laura Leoncini

Laura Leoncini

Senior Business Developer, Energy Transition and Digital Services, Eaton

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SANDO Akihiro

SANDO Akihiro

Senior Researcher,
Renewable Energy Institute

Trishna Nagrani

Trishna Nagrani

Co-founder, Kaiku

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Jing Chen

Jing Chen

Postdoctoral researcher, School of Social Sciences, Tsinghua University

WADA Natsumi

WADA Natsumi

Environment and Human Rights officer,SOLIT, Inc.

Faten Attig-Bahar

Faten Attig-Bahar

Steering Committee member, Future Earth Water-Energy-Food Nexus Global Research Network

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Summarizing
Plenary session

15:45 - 17:15

Overlooking the Outcome of ALL sessions ICEF2023

Share the results of each session’s discussion. Also discuss not only session themes for ICEF2024 but also future prospects for achieving carbon neutrality (e.g., policy, action, technology necessary to achieve goals for 2030 and 2050).

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Closing Session

17:15 - 17:45

Closing Session

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Room2

ICEF
Roadmap Project

9:30 - 10:30

ICEF Roadmap Project “Artificial Intelligence for Climate Change Mitigation”

The ICEF Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Climate Mitigation Roadmap explores the potential for AI to help achieve net zero emissions. The roadmap will explore the high potential opportunities for using AI to fight climate change (GHG emissions monitoring, grid infrastructure, manufacturing, materials innovation, food systems, and transportation), consider barriers, challenges and risks to use AI, examine policies for promoting the use of AI to contribute to climate mitigation, and offer findings and recommendations. The session aims to share the draft of Artificial Intelligence and Climate Mitigation Roadmap and explore the key questions related to AI as a decarbonization strategy in the years and decade ahead.

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Moderator
David Sandalow

David Sandalow

ICEF Steering Committee;
Inaugural Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University;
Co-Director, Energy and Environment Concentration, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

Speaker
Julio Friedmann

Julio Friedmann

Senior Scientist, Carbon Direct

Zhiyuan Fan

Zhiyuan Fan

Ph.D student, research associate, Columbia University

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Colin McCormick

Colin McCormick

Chief Innovation Officer, Carbon Direct

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Alp Kucukelbir

Alp Kucukelbir

Associate Adjunct Professor, Computer Science, Columbia University

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Trishna Nagrani

Trishna Nagrani

Co-founder, Kaiku

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Elena Méndez Leal

School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

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Other Events

10:45 - 12:15

The Co-hosted Event by BloombergNEF “Global and Japanese Climate Transition Scenarios: Business Opportunities and Risks”

Plausible pathways still exist for the world to get on track well below two degrees Celsius of global warming, according to BloombergNEF's long-term scenario analysis, the New Energy Outlook. The transition to a net-zero economy presents an investment opportunity of at least $194.2 trillion by 2050.

In this seminar, BloombergNEF's analysts will highlight the results of this economics and sector-led analysis to describe credible pathways to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement. Global results will be highlighted together with net-zero pathways for Japan. We will also explore the underlying risks for companies, such as potential revenue loss resulting from shifts in demand for commodities and products.

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Speaker
Jonas Rooze

Jonas Rooze

Head of Sustainability and Climate Research, BloombergNEF

Ali Izadi Najafabadi

Ali Izadi Najafabadi

Head of Asia Pacific, BloombergNEF

KIKUMA Isshu

Japan Energy Senior Associate, BloombergNEF

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Concurrent Session 5

13:15 - 14:15

Nuclear Fusion Technology

The importance of nuclear energy is being re-evaluated in response to the global trend toward a decarbonized society. ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor), started in the 2000s in the framework of international cooperation, is an experimental reactor for establishing and sustaining fusion reaction technology. However, once the fusion reaction and its sustainability technology are set, a facility with power generation capacity can be realized with existing technology. In addition, the number of start-up companies spun off from universities is increasing, and the scale of investment in them is also increasing.
In this session, we will collect and share information on development of the fusion reactor, with mainly focus on new technologies and challenges to commercialization by start-up companies.

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Moderator
Sally Merrick Benson

Sally Merrick Benson

ICEF Steering Committee;
Professor, Energy Science and Engineering, Stanford University;
Deputy Director for Energy and Chief Strategist for the Energy Transition, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

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TANAKA Nobuo

TANAKA Nobuo

Chair, ICEF Steering Committee;
Former Executive Director, International Energy Agency (IEA)
CEO, Tanaka Global, Inc.

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Richard K. Lester

Richard K. Lester

ICEF Steering Committee;
Associate Provost,International Activities, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Speaker
TAGUCHI Takaya

TAGUCHI Takaya

CEO, Helical Fusion Co., Ltd.

Scott C. Hsu

Scott C. Hsu

Senior Advisor and Lead Fusion Coordinator, Office of the Under Secretary for Science and Innovation, U.S. Department of Energy

KAMADA Yutaka

KAMADA Yutaka

Deputy Director General, ITER Organization

Carl Page

Carl Page

President and Co-Founder, Energy, Anthropocene Institute

Francesca Ferrazza

Francesca Ferrazza

Head, Magnetic Fusion Initiatives, Eni S.p.A.

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Other Events

14:30 - 16:00

The Co-hosted Event by UNIDO “Making just transitional changes towards deep decarbonisation in steel and cement industries - how to stimulate supply and demand for low to zero carbon products”

Steel and cement industries provide essential goods and materials in our modern lifestyle. Moving ahead, we need to find practical yet ambitions ways to decouple energy use and production growth and address associated GHG emission while appropriately filling gaps in supply and demand for low to zero products by mobilizing technology and finance in these sectors. In order to make transition for sustainable steel and cement industry productions and development in alignment with Paris climate goal and more broadly the UN sustainable development goals, there are yet existing challenges and barriers which needed to be addressed. The side event will discuss current global trends in the sectors including ongoing initiatives towards decarbonisation in the steel and cement industry to enhance understanding on possible harmonized measures and enabling conditions as well as facilitative roles which international partnerships and cooperation can play for the industry to take actions, without compromising economic growth and environmental integrity.

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MC

SUZUKI Yoshinari

Industrial Development Officer, Division of Decarbonization and Sustainable Energy,United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

SUZUKI Yoshinari
CV
Moderator
Rana Ghoneim

Rana Ghoneim

Chief, Energy Systems and Industrial Decarbonization Unit, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

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Speaker
DOHNOMAE Hitoshi

DOHNOMAE Hitoshi

Chair, International Environmental Strategic Committee, The Japan Iron and Steel Federation

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Canan Derinöz Gencel

Canan Derinöz Gencel

Director, Environment and Climate Change Department, Turkish Cement Manufacturer Association (TURKCIMENTO)

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