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Towards climate neutrality within 2050: Italy-Japan approaches to Earth observation for CO2 monitoring

The Paris Agreement recognizes the importance of scientific knowledge, including research and systematic observations, to support solid decision-making for tackling climate change. Mitigation requires national actions, however global warming and greenhouse gases (GHGs) emissions are global issue. There is therefore a need of improving the coordination of GHG observations at global level to provide reliable information as well as standardized indicators. Aim of this webinar, held under the framework of the Italian Research Day in Japan 2021, is to illustrate the current Italian and Japanese efforts on GHG observations from space and ground-based platforms and discuss best practices and possible scientific cooperation towards the achievement of the Paris Agreement objectives.


Venue: Online on Zoom

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Date: 25 June 2021, 16.00-18.00 JST (9.00-11.00 CEST)


[16.00-16.04] Opening Remarks – H.E. Giorgio Starace (Ambassador of Italy to Japan)

[16.04-16.06] Introduction by the Moderator – Prof. Enrico Traversa (Science and Technology Attaché, Embassy of Italy)

[16.06-16.10] Opening Address – Min. Plen. Fabrizio Nicoletti (Deputy Director General for Cultural and Economic Promotion and Innovation, Director for Innovation and Research, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation – Italy)

[16.10-16.20] Presentation by the Japanese Ministry of Environment – Mr. Hiroshi Tsujihara (Director of the Office of Global Environment and Decarbonizing Innovation Research, Ministry of the Environment of Japan)

[16.20-16.40] “From science to policy: how can earth observations support country reporting under the Paris Agreement?” – Dr. Lucia Perugini, Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC)

[16.40-17.00] “Current Status and Challenges of GHG Observations: Japan’s Contribution to the Paris Agreement” – Dr. Nobuko Saigusa, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)

[17.00-17.20] “In-situ CO2 monitoring in different domains: the integrated atmospheric-oceanographic climate observatory at Lampedusa” – Dr. Alcide Giorgio di Sarra, Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA)

[17.20-17.40] “CO2 observations from space: the Japanese GOSAT/GOSAT-2 satellites” – Dr. Akihiko Kuze, GOSAT-2 Project Manager (JAXA)

[17.40-18.00] Panel Discussion and Closing Remarks – Moderator Dr. Antonio Bombelli, ENEA, Scientific Expert to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation – Italy