Japan - Latin America Forum 2010

A NEW PLATFORM FOR DIALOGUE

In light of the ever-growing importance of the relationship between Japan and Latin America, coupled with an increased international understanding of the necessity of multilateral interaction to address the challenges of environmental sustainability, the Andean Development Corporation (CAF) and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) sought to provide a venue to exchange knowledge and best practices among public officials and key decision makers from both regions. The delegates, representatives from Ministries and from the industrial sectors of both Latin America and Japan, examined inter alia Clean Energy and Clean Production, as well as Carbon Markets. This Forum benefitted from collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of Japan, the Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MoEJ), the Ministry of Economy, trade and Industry (METI) of Japan, the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) and the Group of Latin America and Caribbean (GRULAC) Ambassadors in Tokyo.

FORUM LOGISTICS

The Forum consisted of a two-day international gathering held in Tokyo, Japan, between November 18 and 20, 2010. This multilateral exchange comprised  interactive lectures and discussion panels and was augmented by an additional day-long Study Visit, for the Ministers and Vice-Ministers attending from latin America to Sanyo Corporation’s Solar Ark to discuss the state of the art of renewable energy technology. This Forum was organised with financial support from UNITAR and the Andean Development Corporation.

OBJECTIVES

To fill the gap in the interaction between Latin America and Japan in this field.

  • To create a network between Latin American officials and their Japanese counterparts.
  • To encourage a flow of knowledge and skills to build capacity in Latin America.
  • To promote the exchange of knowledge and technology on issues related to Climate Change and industrial sector environmental sustainability practices.

- Forum Materials 

SPEAKERS


DAY ONE: THURSDAY 18 NOVEMBER 2010 - TOKYO INTERNATIONAL FORUM

Dr. Enrique Garcia
President and CEO
Andean Development Corporation (CAF)

Dr. Hiroshi Watanabe
President and CEO
Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC)

Honorable Hideichi Okada
Vice-Minister for International Affairs
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan (METI)

Honorable Hideki Minamikawa
Vice-Minister for Global Environmental Affairs
Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MoEJ)

Mr. Motoyuki Oka
Chairman
Sumitomo Corporation
Co-Chairman of the Committee on Energy and Resources
Nippon Keidanren

Mr. José Carrera
Vice-President
Social and Environmental Development
Andean Development Corporation (CAF)

Honorable Antonia Rodriguez
Minister of Production
Bolivia

Honorable Carlos de Hart
Vice-Minister of Development
Colombia

Honorable Marvin Rodríguez
Vice-Minister of Industry
Costa Rica

H.E. Mrs. Marlene Villela de Talbott
Ambassador of Honduras to Japan

H.E. Mr. Juan Carlos Capuñay
Ambassador of Peru to Japan

Honorable Roberto Kreimerman
Minister of Industry
Uruguay


DAY TWO: FRIDAY 19 NOVEMBER 2010 - UNITED NATIONS UNIVERSITY

Mr. Koichiro Fukui
President
Japan Carbon Finance, Ltd.

Mr. Yasuharu Ueda
Director,
Office of Market Mechanisms, Global Environment Bureau
Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MoEJ)

Mr. Alex Mejia
Head
UNITAR Hiroshima Office

Ms. Maria Teresa Szauer
Head
Environmental Department
Andean Development Corporation (CAF)

Dr. Enrique Garcia
President and CEO
Andean Development Corporation (CAF)


DAY THREE: SATURDAY 20 NOVEMBER 2010 - STUDY TRIP - SANYO SOLAR ARC
 
Dr. Jose Puppim
Assistant Director and Senior Research Fellow
 
Visit hosted by:
Mr. Kazuhiro Yamamoto
Senior Manager
Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
 
Mr. Takayuki Hotta
Manager
Government Relations Department
Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.