OECD-RIETI Special Session

Green Growth in Asia


Developing strategies for promoting green growth is becoming critical for Asia's quickly-developing economies as urban pollution levels and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions rise. These strategies will likely incorporate policy actions in areas such as the regulation of emissions, but will also need to go further in order to promote economic systems that do not prevent action from being taken on climate change and other pressing environmental issues. Policy makers therefore face significant challenges in building the institutions and setting the policies that provide the right incentives and support for emerging Asia's green growth. This session, which will follow the 4th OECD-AMRO-ADB Asian Regional Roundtable, will explore this agenda through OECD and RIETI research.


  • Time and Date: 10:00-12:00, Friday, May 15, 2015
  • Venue: The Westin Tokyo (1-4-1 Mita, Meguro-ku, Tokyo)
  • Language(s):English / Japanese (with simultaneous interpretation)
  • Admission:Free
  • Host(s):Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) / Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI)
  • Seating Capacity:100
  • Contact:RIETI Harada (Tel: 03-3501-8398)


10:00 - 10:05 Opening Remarks

NAKAJIMA Atsushi (Chairman, RIETI)

10:05 - 10:35 Keynote Speech "Challenges of Green Growth"

TAMAKI Rintaro (Deputy Secretary General, OECD)

10:35 - 11:15 Presentations

10:35 - 10:55 "Green Growth in Asia"

MANAGI Shunsuke (Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Professor of Technology and Policy, Department of Urban and Environmental Engineering, Kyushu University)

10:55 - 11:15 "Green Growth in Japan: Future Prospects"

OHASHI Hiroshi (Program Director and Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Professor, Faculty of Economics, The University of Tokyo)

11:15 - 12:00 Open Discussion


MURAKAMI Yumiko (Head of OECD Tokyo Centre)