【Theme】Challenges for Carbon Neutrality and Energy Security
-Searching for a realistic and pragmatic pathway-

Mr. Tatsuya Terazawa, Chairman and CEO, IEEJ

Session I “Smooth and orderly energy transition policies in the context of optimum use of fossil fuels”

・What should be the future of the upstream investments in the pathway to the ongoing energy transition while the world, for the years to come, will continue relying on fossil fuels for energy security?
・What is needed to promote “decarbonization of fossil fuels’ and the related investment in our energy transition?

Dr. Ken Koyama, Senior Managing Director and Chief Economist, IEEJ
Mr. Fahad Alajlan, President, King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC) , Saudi Arabia
Energy transitions are complex... And complex is, by definition, not simple.
Dr. Kenneth Medlock III, Senior Director, Center for Energy Studies, Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy, USA *on-line
Upstream investments in energy transition and reducing greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels: MRV of methane emissions from LNG trade
Prof. Jonathan Stern, Distinguished Research Fellow, Gas Research Programme, The Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OEIS), UK

Session 2 “Bolstering supplies of critical materials for decarbonization technologies”

・How should a massive and balanced increase in supplies of critical materials be achieved?
・From the perspective of the best low-carbon technology mix, what policy supports and commercial activities will be required to diversify supplies, address material efficiency, and accelerate recycling?

Mr. Glen Sweetnam, Senior Vice President, APERC
Understanding the Minerals Wild West
Dr. Michelle Foss, Fellow in Energy, Minerals and Materials, Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy, USA
Bolstering supplies of critical materials for decarbonization technologies
Mr. Takeshi Harada, Director, Research Division, Metals Strategy Department, Metals Unit, Japan Organization for Metals and Energy Security(JOGMEC), Japan
The role of critical minerals in clean energy transitions
Mr. Toru Muta, Senior Energy Analyst, Energy Supply and Investment Outlook Division, International Energy Agency (IEA)

Session 3 “Energy transition in Asia”

・As the economic center of the future global growth, can Asian emerging countries pursue both carbon neutrality and energy security in a comprehensive manner?
・Can an Asian regional cooperation in the pursuit of both carbon neutrality and energy security also simultaneously contribute to sustainable economic growth?

Ms. Yukari Yamashita, Managing Director, IEEJ
Energy Security and Carbon Neutrality: ASEAN realistic pathway
Dr. Nuki Utama, Executive Director, ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE)
Australia's Strategy for Transition towards Net Zero Emissions
Ms. Jo Evans, Deputy Secretary, Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water, Australia *on-line
Aiming for Carbon Neutrality in Asia
Mr. Izuru Kobayashi, Deputy Commissioner for International Affairs, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan
Dr. Kazutomo Irie, President, APERC