COP28 – How Can Science, Technology and Innovation Contribute to the Energy Transition? The EU and Japan Compared (November 28, Tokyo)
We are pleased to relay this information on behalf of the Delegation of the European Union to Japan.
Dear Madam, Sir,
We are pleased to invite you to a seminar on the subject of COP28 – How Can Science, Technology and Innovation Contribute to the Energy Transition? The EU and Japan Compared.
The latest research assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says we are in the make-or-break decade in the fight against global warming. The EU and Japan, through its research and innovation programmes, are among the top funders of the science underpinning the IPCC reports. How should this scientific assessment then translate into climate and energy policies? If we want to transition to zero-carbon technologies, can research funding help us achieve this goal? Or do policy-makers need to complement research policy with innovation policy to make sure that access to break-through technologies can be accelerated? Do the EU and Japan have different answers to these questions? Just ahead of COP-28, we would like to consider these matters at this event which will take place at Europa House, the Delegation of the EU to Japan, on 28 November in Tokyo at 17:00-19:30 JST. The seminar will be followed by a buffet reception.
You are invited to register at https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/COP28STI by 17 November 17:00.
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We hope to see you in great numbers at Europa House.
Science, Innovation, Digital, and Other EU Policies Section
Delegation of the European Union to Japan
H.E. Mr Jean-Eric Paquet, Ambassador of the European Union to Japan
Session 1: Science for policy – how can science support policy-makers in designing climate policies?
Mr Piotr Szymanski, Director, Energy, Mobility, Climate, Joint Research Centre, European Commission
Ms Ayuko Kobayakawa, Director for International Affairs on Climate Change, Adaptation and Science Issues, Ministry of Environment of Japan
Session 2: How should we design research funding to help the energy transition come about?
[TBC] Ms Hélène Chraye, Head of Unit, Clean Energy Transition, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission
Mr Koichi Inoue, Director, International Affairs Office, Industrial Science, Technology and Environment Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan
Session 3: In addition to research funding, can innovation policy help accelerate the energy transition?
Mr Stéphane Ouaki, Head of Department, European Innovation Council, EISMEA, European Commission
Mr Koichi Inoue, Director International Affairs Office, Industrial Science, Technology and Environment Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan