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Knowledge Forum 'Tackling Extreme Climate Events Around the World: Latest Trends in Adaptation to Climate Change and Global Collaboration'

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Day

September 21, 2021, 16:00 - 17:15 (JST)

Place

Online participation via Zoom
*We will send Zoom ID after registration.

Content

Efforts to address climate change continue to accelerate regardless of the COVID-19 pandemic. During the plenary meetings of the UN General Assembly in September 2020, many states made announcements on their roadmaps to reduce carbon dioxide emission and to achieve carbon neutrality. Moreover, extreme climate events such as torrential rain, floods and heatwaves are frequently occurring around the world, and it has been reported that global warming is one major cause of these.

Under such circumstances, measures for climate change adaptation are increasingly seen to be important, along with those for climate change mitigation that aim to reduce carbon dioxide emission. Meanwhile, many challenges remain in identifying what programs could lead to adaptation. Currently, efforts are moving forward by further developing existing programs.

In this forum, Mimura Nobuo, distinguished fellow at the JICA Ogata Sadako Research Institute for Peace and Development (JICA Ogata Research Institute) and specially appointed professor at the Global and Local Environment Co-creation Institute of Ibaraki University, will give a keynote speech about domestic and international trends in current efforts for climate change adaptation. The content of the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6 by the IPCC Working Group II), which is to be published in 2022, and discussions that took place in COP26 will be covered as well. Mimura will also make recommendations for Japan’s roles in global collaboration.

Furthermore, based on this keynote speech, we will invite Mimura and Narita Daiju, visiting fellow at JICA Ogata Research Institute and associate professor at the University of Tokyo, to a panel talk session. While taking questions from the audience, opinions on future efforts for climate adaptation will be extensively exchanged, with an aim to collect some suggestions on global collaboration in the future.

Program

16:00-16:05 Opening remarks
Takahara Akio, director, JICA Ogata Research Institute

16:05-16:30 Keynote speech “Latest trends in Japan and around the world to adapt to climate change”
Mimura Nobuo, distinguished fellow, JICA Ogata Research Institute (Specially appointed professor, Global and Local Environment Co-creation Institute, Ibaraki University)

16:30-16:50 Talk session

Panelists
Mimura Nobuo, distinguished fellow, JICA Ogata Research Institute (Specially appointed professor, Global and Local Environment Co-creation Institute, Ibaraki University)
Narita Daiju, visiting fellow, JICA Ogata Research Institute (Associate professor, University of Tokyo)

Moderator
Adachi Ichiro, executive senior research fellow, JICA Ogata Research Institute

16:50-17:10 Q&A session

17:10-17:15 Closing remarks
Miyazaki Akihiro, senior director, Office for Climate Change, Global Environment Department, JICA

Organizer

JICA Ogata Sadako Research Institute for Peace and Development

Languages

Japanese and English (simultaneous interpretation available)

Fee

Free

Capacity

1000 people

Attention

This Forum will be recorded and may be broadcasted on JICA Ogata Research Insitute’s website. If you choose to participate in a discussion, you are presumed to consent to the use of your comments in these recordings.

Inquiry

JICA Ogata Sadako Research Institute for Peace and Development (Ms. Arai)

E-mail:ditas-rsunit@jica.go.jp 

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