10 February 2016
Tokyo, Japan

ALPS International Symposium

The Alternative Pathways toward Sustainable development and climate stabilization (ALPS) symposium aims to gather prominent international and Japanese experts on energy and climate policy to discuss possible policies and measures for achieving a sustainable society with stabilized climate change.

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The annual ALPS International Symposium is convened by Japan's Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE), with support from the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI).The theme of this year's Symposium is: "COP21 results and Long-term Reductions of Greenhouse Gas Emissions beyond COP21".

IIASA Deputy Director General Nebojsa Nakicenovic will  deliver a presentation entitled, "Beyond COP21: A nexus perspective on global decarbonization."

Arnulf Grubler, Acting Program Director of the IIASA Transitions to New Technologies (TNT) program, will complement the symposium with his presentation on "Post COP21 and Thereafter: The need for new concepts to monitor progress and compliance and for assisting policy".

The symposium will also disseminate the research achievements of the Alternative Pathways toward Sustainable development and climate stabilization (ALPS) project, sponsored by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI). This research project focuses on how the global warming mitigation such as GHG emissions reductions, and adaptation to the global warming impacts should be promoted to lead to the green growth, with policy aspects being stressed. IIASA is one of the project's international research partners.

Registration here (PDF - Japanese Language). 

About RITE

The Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE) was established as a center of excellence to work internationally toward developing innovative environmental technologies based on the Earth Regeneration Plan "the New Earth 21" compiled by the Japanese Government in 1990.

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CONTACT DETAILS

Nebojsa Nakicenovic

IIASA Deputy Director General/Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Directorate

Senior Research Scholar

Transitions To New Technologies

Senior Research Scholar

Energy

T +43(0) 2236 807 411

Arnulf Grubler

Acting Program Director

Transitions To New Technologies

T +43(0) 2236 807 470

IIASA AND JAPAN

As one of IIASA's founding organizations, the Japan Committee for IIASA has helped develop a highly-productive relationship between IIASA and Japan

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