[Event Information]
GSDM 47th Platform Seminar,The 80th Public Policy Seminar of GraSPP
“Global Energy Trends ” 17th Feb, 2015 14:20~16:15
(Ito Hall, Ito International Research Center, Hongo Campus of the University of Tokyo)



Date : Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 14:20-16:15
Venue : Ito Hall, Ito International Research Center, Hongo Campus of the University of Tokyo  MAP
Language : English/Japanese simultaneous translation
Hosted by : Policy Alternatives Research Institute (PARI)
Global Leader Program for Social Design and Management (GSDM), the University of Tokyo
Co-hosted by : Graduate School of Public Policy (GraSPP), the University of Tokyo
Supported by : Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)
Admission : Pre-registration is required. Please register from here.

In November 2014, the International Energy Agency (IEA) announced the “World Energy Outlook (WEO) 2015”. With a focus mainly on nuclear power and energy issues in sub-Saharan Africa, the WEO has generated particular interest this year owing to uncertainties regarding the direction that the global economy will take and regarding the geopolitics of the Middle East. While previous WEOs had not looked beyond the year 2030, the WEO 2015 will be the first to present the outlook for a period up to 2040. In addition, it displays a strong sense of crisis in the energy market due to the conflicts in the Ukraine and the Middle East. Moreover, in addition to a strong focus on nuclear energy, the outlook presents a number of messages for Japan, providing detailed analyses of the natural gas market and the current situation regarding various types of renewable energy.

With the uncertain future of the global economy today, the global oil market is experiencing significant changes that are having a significant economic impact. In Asia, it has become clear that the Chinese economy is decelerating, and the new governments in India and Indonesia that came to power are already facing serious challenges. With the initiation of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), this year will be a major turning point for the energy sector in Asia.

For this symposium, we invited Dr. Fatih Birol, a WEO representative, and he will talk about the current situation and outlook on global energy, including in Asia. Through the panel discussion and the Q and A session, we hope to gain a better understanding of the global energy situation with a focus on Asia, policy implications, and the effects on Japan.


13:00〜 Registration
14:20~ Opening Speech
Prof. Hideaki Shiroyama
Dean, Graduate School of Public Policy (GraSPP) / Professor, Graduate Schools for Law and Politics, the University of Tokyo
14:30~15:15 Keynote Speech “Global Energy Trends”
Dr. Fatih Birol
Chief Economist, International Energy Agency (IEA)
    Dr. Fatih BirolDr. Fatih Birol    Presentation slides
15:15~15:40 Panel Discussion
Prof. Hisashi Yoshikawa
Project Professor, Policy Alternatives Research Institute (PARI) / Graduate School of Public Policy (GraSPP), the University of Tokyo
Prof. Nobuo Tanaka
Former Executive Director, International Energy Agency (IEA)
Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy (GraSPP), the University of Tokyo   Presentation slides
Prof. Ichiro Sakata
Director, Policy Alternatives Research Institute (PARI) / Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo      Presentation slides
Mr. Shinichi Kihara
Director, International Affairs Division, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)    Presentation slides
15:40~16:00 Q&A Session
16:00~16:15 Closing Remarks