G1 Global 2011: Energy Policy and its Future 2/2 (Video)

The Fukushima nuclear accidents have brought the energy issue into the national spotlight. How can Japan achieve energy sustainability and security while remaining heavily dependent on imports? What are the trends and prospects of energy both in the short- and long-term?

G1 Global Conference 2011: Breakout Panel Session II-C – Energy Policy and its Future 2/2

< Panelists >
Paul Scalise
JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo

Martin Schulz
Senior Economist, Fujitsu Research Institute

Yoshiharu Tachibana
Fellow, Sustainability Advisor to the Board, Tokyo Electric Power Company, Chairman, WBCSD Taskforce, Committee on Environment and Safety, KEIDANREN

< Moderator >
Hiroyuki Tezuka
General Manager, Climate Change Policy Group at JFE Steel Corporation, Chairman, Working Group on Global Environment Strategy under Committee on Environment and Safety, KEIDANREN

Panelist

Paul J. Scalise is JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo, and Non-Resident Fellow at the Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies, Temple University, Japan Campus. Dr. Scalise worked at such Tokyo-based financial institutions as Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein Japan Ltd. and UBS Global Asset Management, having been ranked by institutional investors Greenwich Survey's number one Japanese utilities analyst in 2001 among all UK financial institutions, 3rd for Euro zone. His forthcoming book on Japan's restructuring of its electric power sector in cross-national context with the West is based on his doctoral dissertation at the University of Oxford. Grants, scholarships, and fellowships from the Toshiba International Foundation, the Japan Foundation Endowment Committee, the Social Science Research Council and elsewhere have generously supported his work. He served as professorial lecturer at Sophia University, and contributing analyst to Oxford Analytica, Eurasia Group, Economist Intelligence Unit, and Cambridge Energy Research Associates.

Martin is Senior Economist at the Fujitsu Research Institute (FRI), a private think tank and consultancy that focuses on economic policy and corporate strateg y in Japan. He is in charge of research and consultation on macroeconomics, finance, and corporate overseas strategies. Additionally, Martin is a consultant to government institutions like Japan's Ministry of Trade and Industry (METI). His work is widely quoted in international media ‒ with regular interviews at Bloomberg, CNBC, the BBC, etc. Previously, Martin was a visiting researcher at the Bank of Japan and University of Tokyo, Assistant Professor of Economic Policy and Monetary Integration at Free University Berlin in Germany, and guest professor at a number of universities in Europe and Japan.

Mr. Tachibana served as R&D manager for a long time within TEPCO. In 2006, he was appointed as Fellow, Sustainability Advisor to the Board of TEPCO, who reports to Chair and President on various aspects of sustainability issues, including climate change with special emphasis. He has attended UNFCCC COP/CMP, SBs, and AWGs as an observer since Bali COP13/CMP3 and been instrumental in formulating thoughts and positions on climate negotiations not only for TEPCO but also for Keidanren. He has been an active member of Energy and Climate Focus Area Core Team of WBCSD, and has been instrumental in bringing Japanese business viewpoints to international energy and climate debates. In 2008 he was elected as Chair of WBCSD Task Force of Keidanren.

Moderator

Mr. Tezuka is General Manager, Climate Change Policy Group at JFE Steel Corporation and the Chairman of Working Group on Global Environment Strategy under Committee on Environment and Safety, KEIDANREN. He received MBA from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and BE on Applied Physics from The University of Tokyo. Mr. Tezuka has spent years in the United States under various capacities including the Visiting Fellow at The Brookings Institution and the Assistant to CEO at National Steel Corporation. He also writes various books and articles on Climate Policy and Global Management, including; "The Hartwell Paper: A new direction for climate policy after the crash of 2009"(Co-author), May 2010, London School of Economics MacKinder Program, "Game-riron Katsuyouhou" How to use Game theory in business), Toyo-keizai Shinpousya 2002, Tokyo, and "Saiseikanou Energy ha Genpatu wo Daitai Dekiruka?"(Is Renewable Energy able to replace Nuclear Power? ), The Seiron Extra, August 2011.

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