30 January 2017

IIASA and Japan

IIASA Director General and CEO Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat led an official delegation visit to Tokyo, to attend a number of high-level meetings and enhance research collaborations with Japan. The delegation also participated in a symposium titled “IIASA and Japan: Future Prospects for Closer Collaboration Centering around The World in 2050 (TWI2050) Project”, co-organized with the Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (IAS) of the United Nations University (UNU).

Kazu Takemoto, Director UNU-IAS, Japanese Council Member for IIASA, and Program Committee Chair of the IIASA Governing Council; Pavel Kabat, IIASA Director General and CEO; and Shigemoto Kajihara, Vice-Minister for Global Affairs, Ministry of Environment Japan. © IIASA

Kazu Takemoto, Director UNU-IAS, Japanese Council Member for IIASA, and Program Committee Chair of the IIASA Governing Council; Pavel Kabat, IIASA Director General and CEO; and Shigemoto Kajihara, Vice-Minister for Global Affairs, Ministry of Environment Japan. © IIASA

Japan is a founding member of IIASA with forty-five years of highly productive research collaborations. Since 2008, research collaborations between IIASA and Japan have involved more than 30 organizations and led to over 250 publications. Joint studies have focused on areas from advancing energy and integrated assessment modeling to projecting demographic change and reducing disaster risk in Japan.

Joining Kabat on the visit were Nebojsa Nakicenovic, Deputy Director General/Deputy CEO; Markus Amann, Program Director, Air Quality and Greenhouse Gases; Arnulf Grubler, Senior Research Scholar and Acting Program Director, Transitions to New Technologies Program; and Kim Montgomery, International Relations Officer.

During the visit, the IIASA delegation participated in a symposium on the TWI2050 project, organized by the IIASA Japan Committee and the Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability of the United Nations University. TWI2050 aims to address the full spectrum of transformational challenges related to achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in an integrated manner, through science-policy coordination between policy experts and modelling analysis teams. The symposium was free and open to the public - click here for more information.

The IIASA delegation also participated in an expert workshop and a meeting of the IIASA Japan Committee, to strengthen research collaborations between Japan and IIASA. 

High-Level Meetings

The visit included high-level meetings with the following Japanese stakeholders to continue the strong relationship between IIASA and Japan. Many play key strategic roles in the growing portfolio of joint IIASA-Japan activities as noted below:

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Pavel Kabat

IIASA Director General and Chief Executive Officer

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Nebojsa Nakicenovic

IIASA Deputy Director General/Deputy Chief Executive Officer

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Senior Research Scholar

Transitions To New Technologies

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Energy

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Info Sheet on IIASA Activities with Japan

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