Global Climate Change: Economic Implications & Opportunities for the U.S. and Japan
Corporate Luncheon Panel
Wednesday, December 5
12 – 2:30 pm
J. Patrick Adcock, Senior Vice President for Environmental Markets, World Energy Solutions, Inc.
Kevin Butt, General Manager and Chief Environmental Officer, Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America, Inc.
Takamitsu Sawa, Professor, Kyoto University & Ritsumeikan University
Joshua Giordano, President, Energistics LLC
Global climate change began gradually attracting the world’s attention only in the late 1980s, but today it is recognized as an issue of vital economic and humanitarian importance. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published a report in February 2007 citing human activities as the primary cause of global warming and warned of a future marked by droughts, floods and hurricanes, more intense and devastating than in the past, as well as food and water shortages. The international community, including the U.S. and Japan, has launched discussions to create a post-Kyoto Protocol international framework to tackle climate change, but proactive cooperation from industry specifically is essential to this process. Our panel of experts explores business solutions that will confront global warming issues while providing for sustainable economic development and examines how industry in the U.S and Japan is responding to consumer demand for eco-friendly manufacturing methods and products.
12 – 12:30 pm Registration & reception
12:30 – 1 Luncheon
1 – 2:30 Panel presentations
Admission: This is a free event open to the public, but you must pre-register for the program online below or by emailing [email protected]. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis. For additional information, please call Tomoko Okuno at (212) 715-1247.
- Wednesday, December 5, 2007
- 12:00 pm