Energy

International Seminar: The Age of Renewable Energy Diplomacy and Japan’s Course

March 12, 2018
Japanese

On April 4th (Wednesday), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and The Sasakawa Peace Foundation jointly organize “International Seminar: The Age of Renewable Energy Diplomacy and Japan’s Course”. To attend the seminar, please apply as instructed below. We look forward to your participation.

Date

April 4 (Wednesday) 15:00-17:30 (17:45-18:45 Reception)

Venue

International Conference Hall, 11th Floor, The Sasakawa Peace Foundation Building (1-15-16 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo)

Participation fee

Free of charge

Language

Japanese / English (simultaneous interpretation available)

Application

Registration is closed. Thank you very much for many applications.

Concept

Presently, renewable energy is rapidly spreading around the world against a background of dramatic price reduction of solar PVs, wind power, storage batteries, etc. Renewable energy and energy efficiency are supposed as two significant contributors to the enforcement of the Paris Agreement to address climate change, and a number of activities which favour renewable energy such as green finance are ongoing.
Amid the global trend in the direction of renewable energy, Dr. Adnan Z. Amin, Director-General of International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), advocates “The Age of Renewable Energy Diplomacy” and says “foreign ministries around the world are playing an increasing role in shaping strategic thinking on energy issues and steering international energy cooperation”. In this seminar, Director-General Amin and government officials, experts and corporate individuals in Japan discuss how the current global momentum of renewables and active “Renewable Energy Diplomacy” would affect the future of energy and how Japan should think and act facing such a substantial change.

Provisional agenda

(14:30-15:00) (Registration)
15:00-15:10 Opening Remarks by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
15:10-15:20 Welcome Address by Nobuo Tanaka, Chairman of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation
15:20-15:50
Keynote Speech: “The Age of Renewable Energy Diplomacy”
Presented by Adnan Z. Amin, Director-General of IRENA
15:50-16:05 Q&A Session
(16:05-16:20) (Coffee Break)
16:20-17:25
Panel Discussion: “Japan’s Course in the Age of Renewable Energy Diplomacy”
Moderator: Misako Takahashi, Director, Economic Security Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
Panelists: Adnan Z. Amin, Director-General of IRENA
Nobuo Tanaka, Chairman of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation
Other several panelists from government sectors, energy corporations and energy-oriented organizations are scheduled (TBD).
17:25-17:30 Closing Address by Misako Takahashi, Director, Economic Security Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
17:45-18:45 Reception at the Meeting Hall, 10th floor, The Sasakawa Peace Foundation Building

As for any questions concerning this seminar, please contact Economic Security Division, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.
Tel: +81-3-5501-8339 (open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. during weekdays)