APERC/IEEJ Joint Conference

APERC IEEJ Joint Conference 2021 23 April 2021, Online

【Theme】"Carbon Neutral:What Does This Mean for the World"

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

Session I

Can the World achieve Carbon Neutral ?
Moderator:Mr. Hiroki Kudo, Board Member, Director, IEEJ
Session 1-1 Dr. Kenneth Medlock III, Senior Director, Center for Energy Studies, Rice University's Baker Institute (Distinguished Fellow of IEEJ)
Session 1-2 Mr. Allan Fogwill, President & CEO, Canadian Energy Research Institute, Canada
Session 1-3 Dr. Fuqiang Yang, Senior Advisor, Climate Change and Energy Transition Program (CCETP), Institute of Energy, Beijing University
Panel Discussion

Special Speech

Current status of the revision toward the New Strategic Energy Plan Mr. Shin Hosaka, Commissioner, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)

Session Ⅱ

Can Developing Countries pursue the dual goal of Carbon Neutral and Economic Growth ?
Moderator: Ms. Yukari Yamashita, Managing Director, Director, IEEJ
Session 2-1 Mr. Wim Thomas, Former Chief Energy Advisor, Shell Strategy Business environment, Shell International BV (Distinguished Fellow of IEEJ)
Session 2-2 Dr. Siri Jirapongphan, Former Minister of Energy, Thailand, Current Advisor to the Minister of Energy, Thailand
Session 2-3 Dr. Leena Srivastava, Deputy Director General for Science, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Panel Discussion

Session Ⅲ

How will the Middle East respond to the global Carbon Neutral movement ?
Moderator:Dr. Ken Koyama, Senior Managing Director, Chief Economist, IEEJ
Session 3-1 Prof. Paul Stevens, Distinguished Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources, Chatham House, UK (Distinguished Fellow of IEEJ) 
Session 3-2 Dr. Raja Almarzoqi, Former Advisor, Middle East and Central Asia Department, International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Session 3-3 Dr. Adnan Shihab-Eldin, Former Director General, Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences, Kuwait
Panel Discussion
Closing Remarks Dr. Kazutomo Irie, President, APERC