2011

2011.01.12

  • ISEP released the proposal paper concerning the “Need for Review of the Framework for Nuclear Energy Policy (October 2005).  This paper is a summary developed by the Nuclear Energy Policy Roundtable 2010 concerning what should be reviewed in the current nuclear energy policy.

2010

2010.11.09

  • The Delih International Renewable Energy Conference (DIEC 2010) took place from 27-29 October 2010, in New Delhi, India.  It was the 4th IREC conference since the “renewables2004” in Bonn, Beijing 2005 and Washington 2008, and it continues to be the highest level political conference series dedicated to renewable energy policy worldwide. (The official DIREC website)

2010.10

  • ISEP translated the Renewables 2010 Global Status Report into Japanese.

2010.07.15

  • The Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21) released the Renewables 2010 Global Status Report (GSR2010), the fifth in annual series.  It is a unique overview of the status of renewable energy worldwide, covering markets, investment, industries, policies, and rural (off-grid) renewable energy in developing countries.

2010.06

  • Japan Renewable Energy Policy Platform (JREPP) published the Renewables Japan Status Report 2010.  This report deserves commemoration as the first Renewable Energy White Paper to be published in Japan. (The summary of the report in English).

2010.05.28

  • ISEP issued a press release on the Basic Law for Prevention of Global Warming in March.

2010.05.28

  • REN21 and ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability announced the launch of the Local Renewable Web Portal – the gateway to information on generating and using renewable energy at the local level. ISEP joined this portal site as a partner.

2010.05.28

  • The website “Green Local Government Portal” which ISEP has launched is now available in English.The site introduces energy polices implemented by local governments, including measures against global warming or targets to promote renewable energy.

2009

2009.10.5

  • ISEP hold the “Tokyo International Symposium on Local Renewable Energy and Climate Policy 2009” on October 3rd at the U Thant International Conference Hall, United Nations University. (TOLREC website)

2009.06.29

  • IRENA’s Preparatory Commission was held in Egypt and the Signatories designated Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, as the interim headquarters.At the same time it was decided that Bonn will host IRENA’s centre of technology and innovation and that in Vienna the Agency’s liaison office for cooperation with other organizations active in the field of renewables will be established.
  • 129 countries have already signed and it will become effective next year.
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan also signed on June 29th.Japanese government is planning to lead the global standard of environment technology in the next generation and support Japanese industries relating to gas, oil, and electric power.It will provide 400~500 million yen while the total IRENA’s annual budget is expected around 25 billion yen.

2009.06.18

  • REN21, ISEP, ICLEI published “Global Status Report on Local Renewable Energy Policies” as working draft on 12, June 2009. This report complements the REN21 Renewables Global Status Report by providing more detailed informations at the city and local levels about policies and activities to promote renewable energy.

2009.06.18

  • REN21 published Renewables Global Status Report 2009in may. Eric Martinot, director of ISEP is a lead director of GSR and Tetsunari Iida, executive director of ISEP is a member of REN21 Steering Committee.

2009.06.10

  • ISEP issued a press release regarding the mid-term targets on global warming measures published by the government on June 10th (Japanese only).

2009.04.10

  • ISEP has launched a new website “Green Local Government Portal”, where energy policies by local governments are reported.It introduces environmental energy policies, including measures against global warming or targets to promote renewable energy. It also reports the investigation result and the most recent trend.

2008

2008.12.25

  • ISEP jointly host a briefing meeting of COP14/COPMOP4 at Poznan in Poland “What was Poznan as seen byJapanese NGOs” on January 9th 2009.

2008.10.20

  • ISEP and 2008 Japan G8 summit NGO forum Environmental Unit hold a symposium “Beyond the G8 Toyako Summit” on November 14th. The symposium will sum up the achievements and limitations of the G8 Summit held in Japan this year and discuss the roles of governments, businesses and NGOs for Copenhagen COP15 and Nagoya COP10.

2008.10.09

  • Tetsunari Iida, ISEP’s executive director, chair the panel discussion on low emission society at Eco Techno 2008, a symposium held in Kita-Kyushu city.

2008.09.17

  • ISEP, KIKO network, FoE Japan and WWF Japan hold a briefing meeting of UNFCCC Accra Climate Change Talks on September 19th.

2008.09.16

  • ISEP and the Research Center on Public Affairs of Chiba University have published the updated research findings on “energy sustainable zone”, the area where local production of renewable energy exceeds the consumption of local energy, in Japan.

2008.08.18

  • ISEP, together with environmental NPOs and green biz companies, have launched the Local Green Energy Network to increase the use of locally produced renewable energy in Japan.

2008.07.07

  • The article of Tetsunari Iida, Executive Director of ISEP, on the prospect of solar energy in Japan has been posted on Nikkei Ecolomy.

2008.07.04

  • ISEP and three other environmental organizations have launched “Green Power of One Hundred Million People” campaign to call for citizens to create a more sustainable society by using green energy.

2008.07.03

  • ISEP and seven other RE organizations have formed Japan Renewable Energy Policy Platform (JREPP). JREPP will do research on and make proposals to Japan’s renewable energy policies in order to realize a low carbon society.

2008.06.20

  • The article of Tetsunari Iida, Executive Director of ISEP, that evaluates the latest initiative of Japanese government to reduce Japan ‘s carbon emission has been posted on Nikkei Ecolomy.

2008.06.11

  • ISEP and Variety Japan have started “Stop Global Warming” campaign to call for action against global warming, aiming to raise environmental awareness of citizens by relaying the video messages of intellectuals to cool down the earth.

2008.06.03

  • ISEP held a symposium “The Year 2050 Renewable Energy Vision and Policy Proposals ~Crystallization of the Vision~” with Dr. Eric Martinot (senior researcher of ISEP) and Mr. Miguel Mendonca (World Future Council on Feed-in Tariffs)

2008.04.25

  • Tetsunari Iida, ISEP’s executive director, gave testimony on the amendment of the Law Concerning the Promotion of the Measures to Cope with Global Warming at the Environmental Committee of the House of Representatives.

2007

2007.11.15

  • ISEP and its affiliated organizations have launched a consortium that supports the introduction and promotion of community-based renewable energy in Japan.

2007.10.22

  • Tetsunari Iida, ISEP’s Executive Director, gave presentations at HUSUM Wind Conference in Germany and Samso Energy Academy in Denmark.

2007.01.10

  • ISEP is introduced as one of the partners of the documentary film An Inconvenient Truth by its Japanese distributor UIP.

2007..09.18

  • Interview of Tetsunari Iida, ISEP’s Executive Director , appears in a report of Japan Times which examines the issue of nuclear energy in Japan.

2007.07.30

  • The summary of ” Energy [r]evolution: A sustainable world energy outlook”, a report issued by Greenpeace and European Renewable Energy Council, is now available in Japanese. This report provides a blueprint of how to apply existing technologies to halve global CO2 emissions by 2050, whilst allowing for an increase in energy consumption, and ISEP has supported the project by providing analysis of the prospect of renewal energy in Japan.

2007.07.25

  • The symposium on the potential of renewables to meet Kyoto target was held in Tokyo on July 9th.

2007.07.24

  • ISEP runs a booth about green power at the Tokyo venue of Live Earth, a 7-continent concert series aiming to solve the climate crisis held on the 7th of July.

2007.07.09

  • ISEP and the Research Center on Public Affairs of Chiba University have published research findings on “energy sustainable zone“, the area where local production of renewable energy exceeds the consumption of local energy in Japan.

2007.07.09

  • ISEP and the Research Center on Public Affairs of Chiba University have published research findings on “energy sustainable zone“, the area where local production of renewable energy exceeds the consumption of local energy in Japan.

2007.06.25

  • ISEP, the Tokyo Metropolis and Green Purchasing Network have launched Green Energy Purchasing (GEP) Forum, a network of local governments and NPOsin Japan which aim to promote green energy purchasing as a way to tackle global warming.

2007.05.01

  • ISEP has issued a press release as a response to the declaration of the G8 summit about climate change on behalf of the environmental unit of the 2008 Japan G8 Summit NGO Forum.

2007.05.11

  • Tetsunari Iida, ISEP’s Executive Director, takes part in World Bioenergy 2008: Conference and Exhibition on Biomass for Energy held on 27-29 May in Sweden as a member of scientific committee.

2007.05.01

  • ISEP and other thirteen Japanese NGOs including Greenpeace Japan have sent an open letter to Dr. James Lovelock, questioning his view that maximizing the use of nuclear fission energy is an appropriate way to address global warming.

2007.02.22

  • The Workshop on Sustainable Energy Finance Initiative was held in Tokyo on February 9th.

2007.02.05

  • Tetsunari Iida, ISEP’s Executive Director, took part in the Cross-Sector Leadership Summit on Sustainability held in Sweden.

2006

2006.12.28

  • Mika Ohbayashi, ISEP’s Director, gave a presentation at the steering committee of REN21 (Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century) held in Paris.

2006.10.01

  • ISEP translated “Renewables 2005: Global Status Report”, a report published by REN21 (Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century) into Japanese.

2006.05.19

  • On May 17th, 2006, a Japanese musician, Ryuichi Sakamoto launched a website “STOP-ROKKASHO” which aims at appealing people in the world by way of music and arts concerning the dangers of Rokkasho Reprocessing Plant in Aomori Prefecture, Japan.

2006.04.05

  • The Tokyo Metropolitan Government issued its Renewable Energy Strategy on Monday, April 3, 2006. The strategy presents the target from the middle-long term perspective in line with other advaned nations and regions in the world as well as its underlying directions of policy and measures to expand use of renewable energy. Tetsunari Iida, ISEP’s Executive Director has participated in the development of the strategy as a Committee Member.

2005

2005.11.22

  • ISEP participated in the International NGO Workshop on Renewable Energy for BIREC2005 Renewable and Sustainable Energy Development.

2005.10.19

  • Tetsunari Iida, ISEP’s Executive Director gave a presentation at the 6th Inter-Parliamentary Meeting on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency hosted by EUFORES.

2005.6.24

  • The Asian-Pacific Parliamentary Conference on Renewable Energies (APPCRE) was successfully concluded at Nagaragawa International Conference Center in Gifu Prefecture, Japan on Saturday, June 3, 2005.

2005.2.17

  • The international symposium, entitled “Renewable Energy 2005: From Bonn to Kyoto towards China” was hosted by Heinrich-Boll-Foundation in cooperation with ISEP on February 11, 2005 in Kyoto.

2004

2004.12.27

  • ISEP participated in the Asia-Pacific Green Power Workshop at Solar City Congress in Daegu.