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Climate Policy in the U.S. and Japan                                                                            Workshop Agenda

Welcome (8:30-8:45)

Lesli Creedon, RFF Vice-President for External Affairs
Shuzo Nishioka, IGES Climate Policy Project Leader

Session I (8:45-10:45): Mitigation policy discussion

Chair: Dick Morgenstern (RFF)

Speakers:

Billy Pizer (RFF)
Denny Ellerman (MIT)
Yasuhiro Shimizu (MOE)
Hidenori Niizawa (Kobe University of Commerce)
Toshihiko Masui (National Institute for Environmental Studies)

  • National policy update: What are the current mitigation policy proposals at the federal level in the U.S. and Japan?
  • Economic analysis: What are estimated costs, benefits, and competitiveness issues associated with proposed policies?
  • Discussion

Session II (11:15-1:15): Technology policy discussion

Chair: Tae Yong Jung (IGES)

Speakers:

Dina Kruger (US EPA)
Dale Heydlauff (American Electric Power)
Masayuki Sasanouchi (Toyota)
Haruki Tsuchiya (Research Institute for Systems Technology)

  • Technology roadmaps: What are the most promising technologies for both CO2 and other greenhouse gases, barriers to their development, and likely time frame?
  • Perspectives on technology policy: What are the private sector’s perspectives on technology policy?
  • Discussion

Lunch (1:15-2:15)

Session III (2:15-4:15): State, local and non-governmental initiatives

Chair: Ray Kopp (RFF)

Speakers:

Jason Grumet (National Commission on Energy Policy)
Ned Helme (Center for Clean Air Policy)
Kiyoshi Saito (Japan Electrical Manufacturers’ Association)
Toshiko Chiba and Yuko Nishida (Tokyo Metropolitan Government)

  • U.S. initiatives: What role do state, local, and non-governmental initiatives play in climate policy development?
  • Japan initiatives: What role do local governments and private sector initiatives play in climate policy development?
  • Discussion

General Discussion (4:30-5:30): Moving Forward

Chair and Remarks:

Ray Kopp (RFF)
Shuzo Nishioka (IGES)

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