11th LCS-RNet
Annual Conference

17-18 October 2019, ENEA Headquarters, Rome

About The Conference

About The Conference

LCS-RNET is a platform to support and information sharing among research institutions, specifically in the field of Low Carbon Societies Research.

The 11th Annual Meeting of LCS-RNet will focus on four themes that reflect current debates in international climate change and energy policy, i.e:

  1. How can innovation and international collaboration help achieving a low-carbon resilient society?
  2. Material efficiency and circularity of bulk materials as core GHG mitigation levers.
  3. How to steer investments towards carbon neutral, resource efficient and resilient economy.
  4. Energy-Climate link

Where

ENEA Headquarters,
Lungotevere Thaon di Revel, 76
Rome, Italy

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When

Thursday to Friday
17-18 October 2019

Meeting agenda

Last update: Oct. 17 2019

Here below the updated Conference agenda.
Download a PDF version.

LCS-RNet Steering Group Meeting

LCS-RNet Steering Group Members Only.

Registration

(30 mins)

Welcome addresses

Introduction of the meeting

(25x4 = 100 mins)
Discussion: 20 mins

Plenary 1: How can innovation and international collaboration help achieving a low carbon resilient society? (ENEA-NIES)

Chair: Ms. Maria Velardi (ENEA, Italy)

Rapporteur: Mr. Giacomo Pallante (ENEA, Italy)

  1. Innovation and energy transition (Ms. Dolf Gielen - IRENA)
  2. Technology framework under the UNFCCC: the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) experience (Mr. Federico Villatico-Campbell - CTCN)
  3. Developing countries’ perspective (Mr. Jiang Kejun – ERI, China) (via video link)
  4. Technology transfer activities by ENEA in the context of ENEA-Italian MoE Agreement (Ms. Maria Velardi - ENEA, Italy)

Coffee break

(15x4 = 60 mins)
Discussion: 30 mins

Parallel session 1-1: Key themes in the new technology framework: Innovation, implementation, capacity building, stakeholder involvement and finance.

Chair: Mr. Sergio La Motta (ENEA, Italy)

Rapporteur: Mr. Tomoo Machiba - CTCN)

  1. Actions taken by IFAD (Mr. Sebastien Subsol, IFAD – Rome)
  2. Capacity building for new technologies (Mr. Jens Burgtorf,GIZ, Germany)
  3. Implementation of new technologies in Malaysia to achieve low carbon societies – Innovation, capacity building and stakeholder involvement (Mr. Ho Chin Siong - UTM, Malaysia)

Parallel session 1-2: Increase NDCs ambitions, the global stocktake process

Chair: Mr. Toshihiko Masui (NIES, Japan)

Rapporteur: Mr. Kentaro Tamura (IGES, Japan)

  1. Nationally Determined Contributions under the Paris Agreement and the costs of delayed action (Mr. Matthew Winning - UCL, UK)
  2. The economic implications of Nationally Determined Contributions: An analysis on growth and competitiveness (Mr. Ramiro Parrado - CMCC, Italy)
  3. Tool for global stocktake and scenario analysis (comparison using “template”) (Mr. Christophe Cassen (CIRED, France) and Mr. Toshihiko Masui (NIES, Japan))
  4. Implementing NDC in Thailand (Mr. Bundit Limm - SIIT-TU, Thailand)

Lunch

(15x5 = 75 mins)
Discussion: 15 mins

Plenary 2: Material efficiency and circularity of bulk materials as core GHG mitigation levers (Wuppertal Institute - ENEA)

Chair: Mr. Stefan Lechtenböhmer (WI, Germany)

Rapporteur: Mr. Fabio Eboli (ENEA, Italy)

  1. Material efficiency and circularity as key lever for climate mitigation and sustainability (Mr. Henning Wilts - WI, Germany)
  2. Material efficiency in clean energy transitions (Ms. Tiffany Vass - IEA)
  3. Climate policy interactions with resource use, ecosystem services, biodiversity, and human health (Mr. Paul Ekins - UCL, UK)
  4. European initiatives for material efficiency and circularity (Ms. Grazia Barberio - ENEA, Italy)
(15x5 = 75 mins)
Discussion: 15 mins

Parallel Session 2-1: National and sectoral strategies for combined material efficiency and GHG mitigation

Chair: Ms. Claudia Brunori (ENEA, Italy)

Rapporteur: Mr. Christophe Cassen (CIRED, France)

  1. French vision for a circular economy and associated research programs to measure the impacts of a more circular economy by 2050 (Ms. Fanny Vicard - ADEME, France)
  2. Circular economy and GHG mitigation strategies from Japan: Building a Regional Circular and Ecological Sphere to achieve a sustainable society (Mr. Shuichi Ashina – NIES, Japan)
  3. GIZ’s Nigeria’s support towards achieving National and sectoral strategies for GHG mitigation in the industrial and building sector (Ms. Ene Macharm (Nigerian Energy Support Programme (NESP), GiZ))
  4. Multi-sectoral wide EU approach for the closure of the loop of a critical raw material: the European phosphorus platform (Ms. Anna Laura Eusebi - Polytechnic University of Marche, Italy)

Parallel Session 2-2: Restructuring of processing industries and local strategies for material efficiency and climate mitigation

Chair: Mr. Stefan Lechtenböhmer (WI, Germany)

Rapporteur: Mr. Rahul Pandey (IGSA Labs, India)

  1. Industrial decarbonization and industrial policy (Mr. Max Ahman, University of Lund, Sweden)
  2. Action in cities: housing and SDGs in Mexico (Mr. Nicola Tollin - University of Southern Denmark)
  3. Local low-carbon strategy in the UK (Mr. Peter Taylor - University of Leeds, UK)
  4. Tools for resource efficiency and GHG mitigation: Industrial Symbiosis and Resources Audit (Ms. Erika Mancuso - ENEA, Italy)

Refreshment break

Summary of the day by chairmen and rapporteurs: discussion

Adjourn

Social dinner

(15x4 = 60 mins)
Discussion: 10 mins

Plenary 3: How to steer investments towards carbon neutral, resource efficient and resilient economy (CIRED-CMCC)

Chair: Mr. Jean-Charles Hourcade (CIRED, France)

Rapporteur: Mr. Christophe Cassen (CIRED, France)

  1. Sustainable Finance Taxonomy and Carbon Pricing (Mr. Aldo Ravazzi, MoE Italy - TA Sogesid)
  2. Investment in low carbon infrastructures for sustainable development (Mr. Dipak Dasgupta - via video link)
  3. Making the low carbon investment transition happen (Mr. Massimo Tavoni - CMCC, Italy - via video link)
(15x4 = 60 mins)
Discussion: 20 mins

Parallel session 3-1: Barriers and opportunities of financing/investing in mitigation and adaptation projects (international perspective)

Chair: Mr. Aldo Ravazzi (MoE Italy - TA Sogesid)

Rapporteur: Ms. Karima Oustadi (MoE, Italy - TA Sogesid)

  1. Opportunities for de-risking of renewable energy investments and results-based climate finance - a private-sector view (Mr. Thomas Stetter – SI Solar - Investments Srl, Italy)
  2. Can the Paris deal boost SDGs achievement? An assessment of climate mitigation co-benefits or side-effects on poverty and inequality (Ms. Lorenza Campagnolo - CMCC, Italy)
  3. Linking technology transfer and financing under the UNFCCC and other mechanisms (Mr. Tomoo Machiba - CTCN)

Parallel session 3-2: Financing a resource efficient and resilient economy at the local level

Chair: Mr. Christophe Cassen (CIRED, France)

Rapporteur: Mr. Rahul Pandey (IGSA Labs, India)

  1. Strategic agenda for Research and Innovation on circular economy funding: EIT Climate KIC and CICERONE project (Ms. Cliona Howie - Climate KIC)
  2. Financing home energy retrofits in France (Mr. Louis-Gaetan Giraudet - CIRED, France)
  3. Climate services to upscale climate finance (Ms. Sophie Dejonckheere - CICERO)
  4. Funding strategies for circular economy (Mr. Luca Meini - ENEL)

Panel discussion: Long-term strategies toward decarbonization (IGES-ENEA)

Co-chairs and facilitators: Mr. Sergio la Motta (ENEA, Italy)/Ms. Mikiko Kainuma (IGES, Japan)

Rapporteur: Mr. Rahul Pandey (IGSA Labs, India)

Panelists:

  • Italy: (Mr. Alessandro Carettoni, MoE, Italy)
  • UK: (Mr. Mike Thompson – Committee on Climate Change, UK) (via video link)
  • France: (Mr. Quentin Deslot - French Ministry of Environment and LCS-RNet government focal point)
  • Germany: (Mr. Stefan Lechtenböhmer - WI, Germany)
  • EU: A Clean Planet for all - A European strategic long-term vision for a prosperous, modern, competitive and climate neutral economy (Ms. Birgit Aru - European Commission)
  • Japan: (Ms. Moeko Yoshitomi - Ministry of the Environment, Japan)
  • Asia: (Mr. Ho Chin Siong – UTM, Malaysia)

Questions to the Panelists

Panel discussion:  Long-term strategies toward decarbonization

Aim of panel discussion:
The Paris Agreement invited each of the Parties to submit a "long-term low greenhouse gas emission development strategy" (long-term strategy) by 2020, looking at the second half of this century. 12 countries have submitted the long-term strategies as of 26 July 2019. Some of them are considering more ambitious GHG reduction targets, and many of the countries that have not yet submitted are still looking for their long-term strategies toward decarbonized societies. The aim of this panel discussion is to share the existing knowledge of the countries’ long-term strategies, and to discuss the further challenges and opportunities of future practices toward decarbonized societies.

Panelists are requested to answer some of the following questions and/or relevant questions posed by themselves.

Questions for the panelists: 

  1. By what process has the long-term strategy been decided/considered?

    • Who leads the discussion? If a committee is formed, what kind of members participate in the committee and how much time has been spent on the discussions?
    • What was the hardest part in deciding your strategy, e.g. deciding the long-term target and discussing how to achieve the goal?
    • Was there any objection from stakeholders, e.g. from business side?
    • Were opinions of the citizens (or citizen groups) reflected enough?
    • How are the long-term strategies linked to what has been already achieved in the short-medium?
  2. What are important issues/challenges in implementing the long-term strategy?

    • Are technological/social innovation required in implementing the strategy? If so, what kind of innovation?
    • Has a transition to a new system been considered, e.g. circular economy?
    • Is a new finance mechanism considered?
    • What kind of barriers are expected and what solutions have been thought of to overcome them?

     

  3. What kind of scientific knowledge is needed/expected to discuss/implement the long-term strategy?

    • Are scientific findings (such as IPCC reports) helpful in considering long-term strategy?
    • What research do you expect scientists to do in implementing a long-term strategy, e.g. system transition, structural change, costs of mitigation/adaptation, financial mechanism, behavioral change, international collaboration?

Lunch

(20x3 = 60 mins)
Discussion: 15 mins

Plenary 4: Energy- Climate link (UKERC-NIES)

Chair: Mr. Jim Watson (UKERC, UK)

Rapporteur: Mr. Rahul Pandey (IGSA Labs, India)

  1. The geopolitics of the energy transformation (Ms. Kirsten Westphal - German Institute for International and Security Affairs) (via Skype)
  2. The ENABLE EU project (Mr. Stefano Proietti- Institute of Studies for the Integration of Systems (ISINNOVA), Italy)
  3. 100% Renewable Energy Scenarios in 2050 for Japan (Mr. Jusen Asuka – Tohoku Univ., Japan)
(15x4 = 60 mins)
Discussion: 15 mins

Parallel session 4-1: Challenges and opportunities from fossil energy to renewable energy

Chair: Mr. Kentaro Tamura (IGES, Japan)

Rapporteur: Ms. Erin Kawazu (IGES, Japan)

  1. German coal phase out agreement – and how that relates to their energy transition plans and policies (Mr. Pao-Yu Oei - Technische Universität Berlin-WIP)
  2. Renewable energy and sustainable development strategies in developing countries (Mr. Rahul Pandey - IGSA Labs, India)
  3. Current landscape and future evolutions of the power sector in Italy (Mr. Alessio Cipullo - Elettricità Futura, Italy)
  4. Power to Gas technologies and innovative use of existing energy infrastructures to meet the long term CO2 neutrality goal (Mr. Paolo Deiana - ENEA, Italy)

Parallel session 4-2: How to change policies, markets and lifestyle for energy transition?

Chair: Mr. Shuichi Ashina (NIES, Japan)

Rapporteur: Ms. Tomoko Ishikawa (IGES, Japan)

  1. Role of lifestyles and changes in the demand side in SNBC2 (Mr. Quentin Deslot - French Ministry of Environment, France)
  2. Low carbon development strategy and energy transition in China (Mr. Jiang Kejun - ERI, China) (via video link)
  3. Reduction of energy service demands by introducing ICT services (Ms. Zhang Xiaoxi - NTT, Japan)
  4. Monitoring of Energy Efficiency Policies in Italy (Mr. Alessandro Federici - ENEA, Italy)

Refreshment break

Summary of the day by chairmen and rapporteurs: discussion

Adjourn

Conference presentations

Plenary 1: How can innovation and international collaboration help achieving a low carbon resilient society? (ENEA-NIES)
Innovation and energy transition (Ms. Dolf Gielen - IRENA) download
Technology framework under the UNFCCC: the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) experience (Mr. Federico Villatico-Campbell - CTCN) download
Developing countries’ perspective (Mr. Jiang Kejun – ERI, China) download
Technology transfer activities by ENEA in the context of ENEA-Italian MoE Agreement (Ms. Maria Velardi - ENEA, Italy)download
Parallel session 1-1: Key themes in the new technology framework: Innovation, implementation, capacity building, stakeholder involvement and finance.
Actions taken by IFAD (Mr. Sebastien Subsol , IFAD – Rome) download
Capacity building for new technologies (Mr. Jens Burgtorf ,GIZ, Germany) Not available
Implementation of new technologies in Malaysia to achieve low carbon societies – Innovation, capacity building and stakeholder involvement (Mr. Ho Chin Siong - UTM, Malaysia)download
Parallel session 1-2: Increase NDCs ambitions, the global stocktake process
Nationally Determined Contributions under the Paris Agreement and the costs of delayed action (Mr. Matthew Winning - UCL, UK) download
The economic implications of Nationally Determined Contributions: An analysis on growth and competitiveness (Mr. Ramiro Parrado - CMCC, Italy) Not available
Tool for global stocktake and scenario analysis (comparison using “template”) (Mr. Christophe Cassen (CIRED, France) and Mr. Toshihiko Masui (NIES, Japan)) download
Implementing NDC in Thailand (Mr. Bundit Limm - SIIT-TU, Thailand)
download
Plenary 2: Material efficiency and circularity of bulk materials as core GHG mitigation levers (Wuppertal Institute - ENEA)
Material efficiency and circularity as key lever for climate mitigation and sustainability (Mr. Henning Wilts - WI, Germany) download
Material efficiency in clean energy transitions (Ms. Tiffany Vass - IEA) download
Climate policy interactions with resource use, ecosystem services, biodiversity, and human health (Mr. Paul Ekins - UCL, UK) download
European initiatives for material efficiency and circularity (Ms. Grazia Barberio - ENEA, Italy)download
Parallel Session 2-1: National and sectoral strategies for combined material efficiency and GHG mitigation
French vision for a circular economy and associated research programs to measure the impacts of a more circular economy by 2050 (Ms. Fanny Vicard - ADEME, France) download
Circular economy and GHG mitigation strategies from Japan: Building a Regional Circular and Ecological Sphere to achieve a sustainable society (Mr. Shuichi Ashina – NIES, Japan) download
GIZ’s Nigeria’s support towards achieving National and sectoral strategies for GHG mitigation in the industrial and building sector (Ms. Ene Macharm (Nigerian Energy Support Programme (NESP), GiZ)) download
Multi-sectoral wide EU approach for the closure of the loop of a critical raw material: the European phosphorus platform (Ms. Anna Laura Eusebi - Polytechnic University of Marche, Italy)download
Parallel Session 2-2: Restructuring of processing industries and local strategies for material efficiency and climate mitigation
Industrial decarbonization and industrial policy (Mr. Max Ahman , University of Lund, Sweden) download
Action in cities: housing and SDGs in Mexico (Mr. Nicola Tollin - University of Southern Denmark) download
Local low-carbon strategy in the UK (Mr. Peter Taylor - University of Leeds, UK) download
Tools for resource efficiency and GHG mitigation: Industrial Symbiosis and Resources Audit (Ms. Erika Mancuso - ENEA, Italy)download
Plenary 3: How to steer investments towards carbon neutral, resource efficient and resilient economy (CIRED-CMCC)
Sustainable Finance Taxonomy and Carbon Pricing (Mr. Aldo Ravazzi , MoE Italy - TA Sogesid) download
Investment in low carbon infrastructures for sustainable development (Mr. Dipak Dasgupta ) Not available
Making the low carbon investment transition happen (Mr. Massimo Tavoni - CMCC, Italy)
Parallel session 3-1: Barriers and opportunities of financing/investing in mitigation and adaptation projects (international perspective)
Opportunities for de-risking of renewable energy investments and results-based climate finance - a private-sector view (Mr. Thomas Stetter – SI Solar - Investments Srl, Italy) download
Can the Paris deal boost SDGs achievement? An assessment of climate mitigation co-benefits or side-effects on poverty and inequality (Ms. Lorenza Campagnolo - CMCC, Italy) download
Linking technology transfer and financing under the UNFCCC and other mechanisms (Mr. Tomoo Machiba - CTCN)download
Parallel session 3-2: Financing a resource efficient and resilient economy at the local level
Strategic agenda for Research and Innovation on circular economy funding: EIT Climate KIC and CICERONE project (Ms. Cliona Howie - Climate KIC) Not available
Financing home energy retrofits in France (Mr. Louis-Gaetan Giraudet - CIRED, France) download
Climate services to upscale climate finance (Ms. Sophie Dejonckheere - CICERO) download
Funding strategies for circular economy (Mr. Luca Meini - ENEL)download
Panel discussion: Long-term strategies toward decarbonization (IGES-ENEA)
Italy: (Mr. Alessandro Carettoni , MoE, Italy) Not available
UK: (Mr. Mike Thompson – Committee on Climate Change, UK) Not available
France: (Mr. Quentin Deslot - French Ministry of Environment and LCS-RNet government focal point) download
Germany: (Mr. Stefan Lechtenböhmer - WI, Germany) Not available
EU: A Clean Planet for all - A European strategic long-term vision for a prosperous, modern, competitive and climate neutral economy (Ms. Birgit Aru - European Commission) download
Japan: (Ms. Moeko Yoshitomi - Ministry of the Environment, Japan) download
Asia: (Mr. Ho Chin Siong – UTM, Malaysia)Not available
Plenary 4: Energy- Climate link (UKERC-NIES)
The geopolitics of the energy transformation (Ms. Kirsten Westphal - German Institute for International and Security Affairs) (via Skype) Not available
The ENABLE EU project (Mr. Stefano Proietti - Institute of Studies for the Integration of Systems (ISINNOVA), Italy) download
100% Renewable Energy Scenarios in 2050 for Japan (Mr. Jusen Asuka – Tohoku Univ., Japan)Not available
Parallel session 4-1: Challenges and opportunities from fossil energy to renewable energy
German coal phase out agreement – and how that relates to their energy transition plans and policies (Mr. Pao-Yu Oei - Technische Universität Berlin-WIP) download
Renewable energy and sustainable development strategies in developing countries (Mr. Rahul Pandey - IGSA Labs, India) download
Current landscape and future evolutions of the power sector in Italy (Mr. Alessio Cipullo - Elettricità Futura, Italy) download
Power to Gas technologies and innovative use of existing energy infrastructures to meet the long term CO2 neutrality goal (Mr. Paolo Deiana - ENEA, Italy)download
Parallel session 4-2: How to change policies, markets and lifestyle for energy transition?
Role of lifestyles and changes in the demand side in SNBC2 (Mr. Quentin Deslot - French Ministry of Environment, France) download
Low carbon development strategy and energy transition in China (Mr. Jiang Kejun - ERI, China) download
Reduction of energy service demands by introducing ICT services (Ms. Zhang Xiaoxi - NTT, Japan) download
Monitoring of Energy Efficiency Policies in Italy (Mr. Alessandro Federici - ENEA, Italy)download

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