Deep Dive Series 2022: "Red Alert for a Climate Change Disaster"

2:30- 4:00 pm Friday, July 29, 2022
(The speech and Q & A will be in English.)

Bruno Carrasco:
Director General and Chief Compliance Officer, Sustainable Development and
Climate Change Department, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Akio Takemoto:
Programme Head at the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study (UNU-IAS)
of Sustainability, a leading research and teaching institute based in Tokyo
Hajime Takizawa:
Policy Researcher at Climate and Energy division, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Japan
Fletcher Harper:
Executive Director of GreenFaith, an international, multi-faith climate movement

In the nine months since the COP 26 climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, the global fight to limit and mitigate the impact of climate change has encountered many new challenges and setbacks. Dependence on carbon dioxide or CO2-emitting fossil fuels has risen in the wake of the Ukraine war while economic and financial shocks from the conflict have distracted attention from climate change and limited the ability of many countries to respond to this existential threat.

Deep Dive has secured experts from across a broad spectrum of interests and capabilities to assess where the battle against climate change stands now - in Japan, Asia and the rest of the world. The coming event will also provide a window on priorities for the COP 27 summit due to be held at Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt in November this year

Bruno Carrasco leads the ADB's bank-wide knowledge, innovation, policies and strategies in thematic and sector operation areas. He oversees the administration of trust funds and global funding initiatives and provides advice to management on strategic and policy matters, work plans, and major operational matters. He holds a doctorate degree in economics from the University of Essex.

Akio Takemoto is Programme Head at UNU-IAS. Dr. Takemoto leads UNU-IAS work on climate change and sustainable development and has previous experience with the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the Ministry of the Environment, Japan.

Hajime Takizawa, Policy Researcher at Climate and Energy division, the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies. IGES was established in 1998 under an initiative of the Japanese  government and with the support of Kanagawa Prefecture. The aim of the Institute is to conduct innovative policy development and strategic research for environmental measures, reflecting the results of research into political decisions for realizing sustainable development both in the Asia-Pacific region and globally.

Revd. Fletcher Harper is a pioneer of the involvement of faith groups in the environmental movement. He helps spearhead the faith-based fossil fuel divestment movement and organizes faith turnouts at major climate mobilisations.

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In-person attendance
FCCJ Members: 450 yen (including tax), coffee or tea included
Non-members: 1,650 yen (including tax), coffee or tea included

Online attendance (via Zoom):
FCCJ Members: free of charge
Non-members: 550 yen per person

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