APERC/IEEJ Joint Conference

APERC IEEJ Joint Conference 2020 18 September 2020, Online

【Theme】"Energy Trilemma in the Post-Corona world:Can Innovation and Soft Power be the solutions?"

Opening Remarks Mr. Masakazu Toyoda, Chairman & CEO, IEEJ

Session I

Is it possible to fully decarbonize the global supply of energy by 2050?
~Role of Renewable Energy, Nuclear Energy and Energy Efficiency~
Moderator: Ms. Yukari Yamashita, Managing Director, Director, IEEJ
Session 1-1 Prof. Roger Pielke, Professor, Environmental Studies Program, University of Colorado Boulder, US (Distinguished Fellow of IEEJ)
Session 1-2 Dr. Kenneth Medlock III, Senior Director, Center for Energy Studies, Rice University's Baker Institute (Distinguished Fellow of IEEJ)
Session 1-3 Mr. John Kotek, Vice President, Policy & Public Affairs, Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI)
Panel Discussion

Session Ⅱ

Is Hydrocarbon the enemy or ally to Climate Change countermeasures?
~Unexpected Innovative Value of Fossil Fuels~
Moderator:Mr. Hiroki Kudo, Board Member, Director, IEEJ
Session 2-1 Mr. Yuji Iida, Deputy Commissioner, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
Session 2-2 Mr. Eric Williams, Senior G20 Advisor, King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Centre (KAPSARC)
Session 2-3 Ms. Mechthild Wörsdörfer, Sustainability, Technology and Outlooks Director, International Energy Agency (IEA)
Session 2-4 Mr. Wim Thomas, Chief Energy Advisor, Shell Strategy Business environment, Shell International BV (Distinguished Fellow of IEEJ)
Panel Discussion

Special Speech

The Energy Policy Situation Mr. Shin Hosaka, Commissioner, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)

Session Ⅲ

What can stabilize the Middle East region; Military Power or Soft Power? ~Can Japan’s Soft Power play a role?~
Moderator:Dr. Ken Koyama, Senior Managing Director, Chief Economist, IEEJ
Session 3-1 Prof. Paul Stevens, Distinguished Fellow, EER, Chatham House (RIIA), UK (Distinguished Fellow of IEEJ)
Session 3-2 Dr. Tatiana Mitrova, Director, Energy Centre, Skolkovo School of Management (Distinguished Fellow of IEEJ)
Session 3-3 Mr. Nobuo Tanaka, Special Advisor, Sasakawa Peace Foundation (Distinguished Fellow of IEEJ)
Panel Discussion
Closing Remarks Dr. Kazutomo Irie, Managing Director, IEEJ; President, APERC