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Capacity Building Workshop on Carbon Governance in Asia: Bridging Scales and Disciplines

1-3 November 2010, Yokohama, Japan
Venue: Institute of Advanced Studies of the United Nations University (UNU-IAS)
6th Floor, Yokohama International Organization Center Pacifico Yokohama
1-1-1 Minato Mirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama 220-0012


Global Carbon Project Earth System Governance Project UN University Institute of Advanced Studies

Supported by:
Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research

the Asia-Pacific Network
for Global Change Research

Workshop Proceedings

Day 1: Monday, 1 November 2010

09:00 - 10:30 Opening session
Chair Ruben Zondervan
Welcome from the organizers

Welcome from Govindan Parayil (Director UNU-IAS and vice-rector UNU)

Welcome from Tetsuro Fujitsuka (APN Director) and Kristine Garcia (APN)

Welcome and workshop introduction by Shobhakar Dhakal (GCP)
Tour de table

11:00 - 12:30 Plenary Session 1: Introduction on Governance and Carbon Management
Chair Jose Puppim de Oliveira
Ruben Zondervan (ESG): Earth System Governance - A Research Framework

Shobhakar Dhakal (GCP): Overview of Global Carbon Emissions and the Nature of Carbon Management Challenges

14:00 - 16:00 Plenary Session 2: Governance and Carbon Management
Chair Shobhakar Dhakal
Lorraine Elliott (Australia National University):
Democratising Carbon Governance

Elizabeth Malone (Joint Global Change Research Institute):
Society, Carbon and Climate: Linkages and Implications

Michele Betsill (Colorado State University):
Cities and the Multilevel Governance of Climate Change

Q&A and Discussion

16:30 - 18:00 Working Sessions 1
Frameworks to Manage Carbon (WS 1A)
Tutor Michele Betsill
Colorado State University
Xin Tian
Meeting the challenge: develop an effective financial mechanism for China carbon emissions reduction

Julius Ibukun Agboola
Strategic Institutional Framework (SIF) for Effective Carbon Management in Asia


Carbon Governance (WS 1B)
Tutor Ma Zhong
Renmin University
Amir Bashir Bazaz
Towards an integrated carbon governance structure in Asia: Context, Issues and Role of India

Wanxin Li
Unequal Distribution of Pollution and Environmental Governance Capacity in China and the Implications for Carbon Reduction


Day 2: Tuesday, 2 November 2010

09:00 - 10:30 Plenary Session 3: National Regimes on Carbon Management
Chair Tetsuro Fujitsuka
APN Director
Yasuko Kameyama (National Institute for Environmental Studies):
International and National Carbon Governance: Border Adjustment in Japanese Climate Policy: Why they do not care for it?

Ma Zhong (Renmin University):
China’s Low Carbon Development in the Context of Rapid Economic Growth

Q&A and Discussion

11:00 - 12:00 Plenary Session 4: REDD Regime in Carbon Governance
Chair Shobhakar Dhakal
Hwan Ok Ma (ITTO):
Governance in REDD+ Planning and Implementation

13:00 - 15:00 Plenary Session 5: Climate Change Sociology and Network Analysis
Chair Ruben Zondervan
Jeffrey Broadbent (Universtiy of Minnesota):
COMPON: Comparing Climate Change Policy Networks

Yoshiki Yamagata (National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan):
Dynamic Social Network Analysis of the Formation of International Environmental Regimes

Q&A and Discussion

15:00 - 16:15 Plenary Session 6: International and Sub-national Regimes on Carbon Governance
Chair Lorraine Elliott
Australia National University
Jose A Puppim de Oliveira (UNU-IAS):
Role of Subnational Governments in Carbon Governance: A Study on the Policy Process and Challenges for Implementation in Three Countries

Q&A and Discussion

16:30 - 18:00 Plenary Session 7: Policy Maker Perspectives
Chair Shobhakar Dhakal
Kazuhiko Takemoto (UNU-IAS):
Low‐carbon Business and Environmental Policy

Q&A and Discussion

Toshiko Chiba and Yuko Nishida (Tokyo Metropolitan Government):
Low Carbon Metropolis Tokyo’s Climate Change Measures

Q&A and Discussion

Day 3: Monday, 3 November 2010

09:00 - 10:30 Working Sessions 2
REDD in Carbon Governance (WS 2A)
Tutor Jose A Puppim de Oliveira
Yogesh D. Jadhav
Linking participatory carbon governance and rural energy systems: lessons from indigenous carbon management practices in Indian tropical forests

Tim Cadman
The Governance of Climate Change: Evaluating the Governance Quality of the United Nations’ REDD‐plus Programme


Networks (WS 2B)
Tutor Jeffrey Broadbent
University of Minnesota
Jue Yang
The Role of Social Networks in Environmental Governance: Applying Social Network Analysis on the Treaty Ratification

Liguang Liu
Network Development in China’s Climate Change Governance


11:00 - 12:30 Working Sessions 3
REDD II Community Forest Management (WS 3A)
Tutor Elizabeth Malone
Joint Global Change Research Institute
Anar Koli
Emerging Role of Community Forest Management in Reducing Carbon Emission ―Insights from Land Tenure & REDD+ Nexus

Tek Jung Mahat
Developing governance and payment system for Nepal’s community forest management under the REDD framework


Transition to Low Carbon Economies (WS 3B)
Tutor Jose A Puppim de Oliveira
Aumnad Phdungsilp
Transition Governance for a Low-Carbon Energy System in Thailand

Joni Jupesta
Energy, Climate Change and Economics Development: Indonesia case


14:00 - 15:30 Working Session 4 : Wrap Up. Main Lessons: Opportunities, Obstacles and Recommendations to Improve Carbon Governance in Asia
Tutors Shobhakar Dhakal (GCP) and Ruben Zondervan (ESG)
15:30 - 16:00 Plenary Session 8: Reports from Working Sessions
Chair Jose A Puppim de Oliveira (UNU-IAS)
16:30 - 17:30 Closing Session
Chair Ruben Zondervan (ESG)
Summary, Feedback, Next Steps - Follow Up