International Seminar: The Age of Renewable Energy Diplomacy and Japan’s Course
March 12, 2018
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.
April 4 (Wednesday) 15:00-17:30 (17:45-18:45 Reception)
International Conference Hall, 11th Floor, The Sasakawa Peace Foundation Building (1-15-16 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo)
Free of charge
Japanese / English (simultaneous interpretation available)
Registration is closed. Thank you very much for many applications.
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.
|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|
|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)