Programme

DAY 1 (27 January 2016)


08:30 – 09:00 Registration
09:00 – 09:10 Welcome Remarks
  • Prof. Kazuo Yamamoto, Vice President for Resource Development, Asian Institute of Technology
09:10 – 09:30 Opening Remarks
  • Prof. Akimasa Sumi, President, National Institute for Environmental Studies 
09:30 – 10:00Photo session/Coffee break
10:00 – 10:30 Setting the agenda: Paris Agreement: New Recurrence to "Human as part of the Na-ture"
  • Dr. Shuzo Nishioka, Senior Research Advisor, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
10:30 – 11:00 Setting the agenda: SDGs and Paris Agreement on Climate Chage: Converting Aspirations to Actions at the Regional and National Level
  • Dr. Bindu N. Lohani, Head of Global Climate Change Practis Centennial Group, USA

Keynote Address

10:00 – 11:25 Low Carbon Society
  • Prof. Rizaldi Boer, Executive Director, Centre for Climate Risk and Opportunity Management in Southeast Asia and Pacific, Bogor Agricultural University , Indonesia
11:25 – 11:50 Waste Management and Recycling: Waste, Climate and Sustainable Development Convergence:  AIT's Contribution Toward Sustainable Waste Management in Asia
  • Dr. C. Visvanathan, Professor, School of Environment, Resources and Development, AIT
11:50 – 13:20Lunch /Poster session

Theme-1: Developing Low Carbon Societies
Chairperson: Dr. Hideo Harasawa, Vice President, National Institute for Environmental Studies

13:20 – 13:45 Presentation 1-1 : Social Monitoring and Modelling Research for Interactive Solution Design
  • Prof. Tsuyoshi Fujita, Director, Center for Social and Environmental Systems Research, National Institute for Environmental Studies
13:45 – 14:10 Presentation 1-2: Academic Contribution for the Development of Low Carbon Society
  • Prof. Kensuhe Fukushi, Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science, University of Tokyo
14:10 – 14:35 Presentation 1-3 : Low Carbon Technology Assessment and Technology Tansfer in Selected Asian Countries
  • Ms. Mara Mendes, Senior Programme Specialist, Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific, Asian Institute of Technology
14:35 – 15:00 Presentation 1-4: Capacity Building for Low Carbon and Resilient Society
  • Ms. Chayathorn Thanawattanadamrong, Technical officer, Capacity Building and Outreach Office, Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization
15:00– 15:20 Discussions
15:20 –15:35Coffee Break

Theme-2: Waste Management and Recycling
Chairperson: Dr. Hiroyuki Katayama, Associate Professor, Department of Urban Engineering, The University of Tokyo

15:35 – 16:00 Presentation 2-1: Appropriate Management of Waste Disposal Site in Southeast Asia
  • Dr Tomonori Ishigaki, Center for Material Cycles and Waste Management Research,  National Institute for Environmental Studies
16:00 – 16:25 Presentation 2-2: Converting waste-into-resources in cities of Asia-Pacific: experiences from ESCAP’s regional programme on “Pro-poor and sustainable solid waste management in secondary cities and small towns”
  • Mr. Joao Aleluia, Project Coordinator, Environment and Development Division, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
16:25 – 16:50 Presentation 2-3: Rural Domestic Solid Waste in China; a Comprehensive Analysis of Characteristics, Management and Legislation
  • Dr. Niu Dongjie, Associate Professor, College of Environmental Science and Engineering,Tongji Univeristy
16:50 – 17:15 Presentation 2-4: Factors on e-Waste Management System in Thailand
  • Mr. Thawal Saengsawang, Director, TES-AMM (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
17:15 – 17:40 Discussions
18:00Reception (Invited Guests Only)



DAY 2 (28 January 2016)

Keynote Speakers 

09:00 – 09:30 Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: REDD+ is a Solution for Re-storing Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity
  • Dr. Jitendra Vir Sharma, Indian Forest Service and Senior Fellow, The Energy and Resources Institute
09:30 – 10:00 Environmental Monitoring : Monitoring and Environmental Impact Assessment - a Tool for Improved Project Design
  • Dr. Peter King, Senior Policy Advisor, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
10:00 – 10:15 Coffee break

Theme-3: Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
Chairperson: Dr. Nobuko Saigusa, Deputy Director, Center for Global Environmental Research, National Institute for Environmental Studies

10:15 – 10:40 Presentation 3-1: Health Risk Monitoring and Management for Sustainable Urban Environment
  • Dr. Hiroyuki Katayama, Associate Professor, Department of Urban Engineering, The University of Tokyo 

10:40 – 11:05 Presentation 3-2: Biodiversity and ecosystem services of communally reserved forests managed by indigenous people in a human-modified landscape in Borneo
  • Dr. Yayoi Takeuchi, Researcher, Center for Environmental Biology and Ecosystem Studies, National Institute for Environmental Studies

11:05 – 11:30 Presentation 3-3 : Enhancing resilience to climate and ecosystem changes by combining traditional and modern bio production systems in rural Asia
  • Dr. Geetha Mohan, Assistant Professor, Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science, The University of Tokyo
11:30 – 11:55 Presentation 3-4: Contribution of the REDD+ Scheme to Carbon Emission Reductions and Biodiversity Conservation in Southeast Asia
  • Dr. Nophea Sasaki, Associate Professor, School of Environment, Resources and Development, Asian Institute of Technology

11:55 – 12:20Discussions
12:20 – 13:50 Lunch / Poster session

Theme-4: Environmental Monitoring
Chairperson: Prof. Kensuke Fukushi, Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science, The University of Tokyo

13:50 – 14:15 Presentation 4-1: Monitoring and Detection of Carbon Cycle Change using an Inte-grated Observation, Modeling and Analysis System
  • Dr. Nobuko Saigusa, Deputy Director, Center for Global Environmental Research,  National Institute for Environmental Studies
14:15 – 14:40 Presentation 4-2: Monitoring of Atmospheric Environment in Asia
  • Dr. Supat Wangwongwatana, Senior Programme Specialist, Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific, Asian Institute of Technologya

14:40 – 15:05 Presentation 4-3: Geormatics for Environmental Information Collection, Man-agement and Monitoring
  • Dr. Lal Samarakoon, GeoInformatics Centre, Asian Institute of Technology

​15:05 - 15:20
Discussions
15:20 –15:40Coffee Break

Discussion

15:40 – 16:40 Panel Discussion

Panelists:
  • Prof. Kazuo Yamamoto, Vice-President for Resource Development, Asian Institute of Technology
  • Prof. Tsuyoshi Fujita, Director, Center for Social and Environmental Systems Research, National Institute for Environmental Studies
  • Prof. Kensuke Fukushi, Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science, University of Tokyo
  • Mr. Kaname Ikeda, President, Remote Sensing Technology Center of Japan
  • Prof. Rizaldi Boer, Executive Director, Centre for Climate Risk and Opportunity Management in Southeast Asia and Pacific, Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia
Moderator:
  • Mr. Osamu Mizuno, Director, Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific, Asian Institute of Technology

16:40 – 17:00 Open session
  • Wrap-up of the thematic sessions
  • Joint Statement and Future Prospects for the Consortium
Moderator:
  • Dr. Hideo Harasawa, Vice President, National Institute for Environmental Studies
17:00 – 17:10 Signing of the Joint Statement
17:10 – 17:20 Closing Remarks
  • Dr. Hideo Harasawa, Vice President, National Institute for Environmental Studies