Global warming is recognized as a serious problem which the human race is facing now, and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) received the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for its research and proposal of measures concerning this issue.
In this symposium, the 4th assessment report was highlighted, and the future concept of measures to mitigate global warming was discussed. Also, leading researchers presented their advanced works, particularly biofuel production and carbon dioxide capture & storage that attract attention as future promising technologies.
Many delegates gathered at the venue from not only domestic industrial, governmental, and academic sectors, but also from several foreign embassies and a research laboratory.
They exchanged their opinions actively, having fruitful discussions in Q&A sessions.
Presentations (all rights reserved)
The Contribution of Working Group III to the IPCC 4th Assessment:
Mitigation of Climate Change (PDF: 348KB)
Head, Technical Support Unit, Working Group 3, IPCC
Program Manager Energy and Climate
Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency
Keywords: Overview of IPCC, Key issues of the 4th assessment report (CO2 emissions, Mitigation technologies, costs and potentials, Climate policies, Long term mitigation, Bali Conference and further IPCC work)
EcoTech 2.0: The target of Environmental Technologies
- An Insight into Long Term Future based on IPCC AR4 - (PDF: 1719KB)
Senior Fellow, Center for Research and Development Strategy, Japan Science and Technology Agency
Keywords: IPCC AR4 and required CO2 reduction technologies, EcoTech 2.0 (Technologies for twofold enhancement of efficiency), Inertia issues (Products lifetime, Industrial structures, Social system)
Current Worldwide Status of Biofuels and Research and Development at RITE
Director, Chief Researcher, Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth
Keywords: Cellulosic ethanol in U.S.A.- Take off scenario, Green chemistry: Shift from petrochemical, "Pros & cons", Post ethanol -Butanol-, R&D at RITE
GCEP Research and Technological Developments on CO2 Storage and Biofuels
Sally M. Benson
Executive Director, Global Climate and Energy Project
Keywords: GCEP (Global Climate & Energy Project) overview, CCS (Key elements, Implementation maturity, R&D status), Research projects on biofuel
Geological CO2 Storage Technology Issues to be Solved towards Practical Application (PDF: 1482KB)
Chief Researcher, Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth
Keywords: Safety assessment for CO2 geological storage (Nagaoka demonstration project and future R&D), Estimation of storage potential, Social requirement (social understanding through safety assessment)
Cleaner Electricity for Future Automobiles (PDF: 6705KB)
Project General Manager, BR Energy Affairs Dept.
Toyota Motor Corporation
Keywords: Petroleum resource issues and Toyota's response, Alternative fuels and vehicles (Biofuels, Synthetic fuel and Electricity/Hydrogen), Plug-in hybrid vehicle, Anticipation for CCS
Long Term Strategy for Mitigating Global Warming (PDF: 194KB)
Director-General, Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth
Keywords: Framework Convention on climate change and greenhouse gases, Heiligendamm Summit, Economic growth of developing countries and reduction strategy for greenhouse gases, Future role of CCS