COP21 side event at Japan pavilion 3
Partnership for A New Age for Asia and Japan
– Towards Realising Low-Carbon Societies in Asia


5 December 2015 (Saturday)
Japan Pavilion

Mizuho Information & Research Institute, Inc. (MHIR)
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
Kyoto University (KU)
National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)
Agenda (PDF/328KB)

Overview of the side event

By COP21, all countries are expected to submit their INDCs. However, it is estimated that the total volume of all INDC commitments is not enough to attain climate stabilisation below 2 degrees. For implementation from 2020, every country must strengthen their INDCs further, and it is necessary to build-up a cycle to reinforce INDCs while conducting periodical reviews. More importantly, policy development should be promoted using integrated assessment models, such as the AIM model. Based on the above, we would like to organise a side event on the growing importance of the AIM model in Asia on the occasion of COP21.

The side-event will begin with a keynote speech on “AIM models in Asia”, when a brief explanation will be made about Japan’s contribution to Asia over more than 20 years and about the importance of the application of AIM models into policy review. AIM researchers in each country will then present their respective research results and reduction potentials. Asian researchers making presentations themselves on their models will send a strong message about Asia’s growing potential to contribute to GHG reduction, and it will be an excellent opportunity to demonstrate Japan’s package-type support to the world which Japan has contributed to Asia for more than 20 years.


15:15-15:30 AIM models in Asia (PDF/2,752KB)
Dr. Junichi Fujino, National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan
15:30-16:45 Panel Discussion
- Prof. Ho Chin Siong, Professor, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
- Prof. Rizaldi Boer, Professor, Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia
- Dr. Nguyen Tung Lam, Director, ISPONRE
- Prof. Shuzo Nishioka, Senior Research Advisor, IGES
15:00 Adjourn
Chairperson: Prof. P.R.Shukla, Indian Institute of Management, India

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