Japanese Climate Policies
Aki Sato, Imperial College
Lunch will be available from 12:30 (£10 charge).
Japan is a member of some of the most influential bodies relating to climate change. It has been seeking innovative ways to bring climate negotiations forward. In February, the government of Japan released a report explaining its own road map to achieve the Kyoto commitment of 6% GHG reductions which most of climate experts had thought were unlikely. The next G8 Summit in Japan could be a launch pad to move climate change negotiations forward.
Akiko Sato works at Climate Strategies, a European research network organization, with lead researchers in climate change. She has also served at the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies on Asia Pacific environmental issues. Her publications include, The Kyoto Protocol, Environmentally Sustainable City, Top News on Environment in Asia.