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Advisory Panel of Experts on Climate Change

January 5, 2018

1. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will establish an Advisory Panel of Experts on Climate Change, with a view to identify a new policy direction in relation to climate change issues, taking into account new global trends and inputs from NGOs, researchers, and companies taking active measures against climate change.

2. This Advisory Panel will be comprised of nine Japanese experts and will discuss issues such as global trends in renewable energy and other challenges related to climate change. The Advisory Panel is scheduled to submit to the Minister for Foreign Affairs recommendations focusing on energy in February and overall recommendations in April this year.

3. The first meeting of the Advisory Panel is scheduled to be held in the afternoon of January 9, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, with the attendance of Mr. Taro Kono, Minister for Foreign Affairs.

[Reference] Members of the Advisory Panel of Experts on Climate Change

Takejiro Sueyoshi Special Advisor to UNEP-FI in the Asia Pacific region
Mika Ohbayashi Director, Renewable Energy Institute
Sergio Kato Corporate Vice President, Sustainability Management Division, Export
(Import Adiministration, Ricoh Company, Ltd.)
Miho Kurosaki Bloomberg New Energy Finance Head of Japan & Korean Reserch
Tatsujiro Suzuki Director, Professor, Research Center for Nuclear Weapons Abolition, Nagasaki University
Teisuke TED Suzuki Executive Vice President, Suzuhiro Kamaboko Co., Ltd.
(President, Network of Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs for a Sustainable Business and Energy Future, Chairperson of Odawara Hakone Chamber of Commerce & Industry)
Hiroshi Takahashi Professor, Tsuru University
Naoyuki Yamagishi Climate and Energy Group Leader, Conservation Division, WWF-Japan
Mari Yoshitaka Chief Consultant, Clean Energy Finance Division, Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities

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