In June, Japan will announce its mid-term targets for CO2 emissions. Meanwhile, the U.S. crafts its Green New Deal, and Europe prepares for the post-Kyoto summit in Copenhagen in December. For the rest of this year, we will see increasingly intense negotiations aimed at balancing environmental sustainability, economic effects, and the future character of our industries. The organizers have covered the negotiations for a post-Kyoto agreement with a series of conferences; now we wrap up the final stages by bringing together high-level representatives from Japan, Germany and the US. How does the economic crisis affect the negotiations in Copenhagen and how can a post-Kyoto agreement be embedded in economic strategies? How real is the “change” of energy and environmental policy in the US, and how will the Green New Deal affect our strategies? Japan, Germany, and the U.S. are the global leaders in the fields of environmental technologies, public incentive mechanisms and market potential. The conference will highlight these strengths and discuss how they can be enhanced with effective strategies, mechanisms, and targets for Copenhagen. The conference will also examine how international environmental cooperation can become the backbone of economic recovery and sustainable growth.
Date: Wednesday, 10 June 2009, 13:00 - 17:15
Place: Tokyo International Forum, Hall D5
Language: English and Japanese with simultaneous interpretation
Japanese-German Center Berlin (JDZB)
Fujitsu Research Institute (FRI)
Economic Research Center, Rikkyo University