Institute attends ICEF 2017

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

ICEF was established on the initiative of Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and its annual meeting has been held in Japan since 2014.

On 4 and 5 October, ICEF held its fourth annual meeting in Tokyo, hosted by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO).  This year’s annual meeting was attended by more than 1,000 people from about 80 countries or regions, with about 90 experts providing presentations.

ICEF is aimed at addressing climate change through innovation and it investigates via discussion in the forum what innovative measures should be developed, how the innovation should be promoted, and how cooperation should be enhanced among the stakeholders.

Our own Alex Zapantis chaired the CCS session on the second day as a part of concurrent sessions where the discussion was around the CCS being a key technology to achieve net-zero emissions.

Listed below are the speakers and participants that took part in the session’s discussions.

  • Ian Yeates - Director, Carbon Capture and Storage Initiatives, Planning, Environment and Sustainable Development Division, SaskPower
  • Leslie Mabon - Lecturer in Sociology, School of Applied Social Studies, Robert Gordon University
  • Yutaka Tanaka - General Manager, Technology and Planning Department, Japan CCS Co., Ltd.
  • Nobuyuki Zaima - Director General (Clean Coal), Environment Department, New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)

Presentation materials delivered during this session are available on ICEF website.