29 – 30 August 2023, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan

"Accelerating Energy Transitions and Resource Use Efficiency
Toward Carbon Neutrality in Asia"

This annual congress will be held virtually on 29 – 30 August 2023 in the City of Tokyo, Japan, and is hosted by the Waseda University. The theme of this congress is Accelerating Energy Transitions and Resource Use Efficiency toward Carbon Neutrality in Asia. We are looking forward to meeting you in this congress.



Waseda University (Waseda Campus)

1-6-1 Nishi-Waseda, Shinjuku,
 Tokyo 165-8050

Eiji Hosoda has Ph.D. in economics from Keio University. He is now a Vice Chancellor of Tokai University, and a professor of Department of Economics, Tokai University. He is the President of the Japan Automobile Recycling Promotion Center, which administrates and promotes recycling of end-of-life vehicles in Japan. He is also serving as the Chairperson of 3Rs Promotion Forum as well as the 3Rs Promotion Council. He was a member of several governmental councils and working groups for a long time, contributing to legislation of recycling laws of containers and packages, electric and electronic appliances, automobiles, construction and buildings and so on. Eiji Hosoda is the author of many papers, books, book-chapters and articles, and edited several books. He has served as an editor of Metroeconomica for more than twenty years. He was awarded as a person of Environmental Contribution by the Minister of Environment. He was also academically awarded by the Society for Environmental Economics and Policy Studies, the Society of Environmental Science, the Japan and the Japan Society of Material Cycles and Waste Management.

Prof. Eiji Hosoda
Tokai University


Shiqiu Zhang is a distinguished Professor of Environmental Economics at Peking University with extensive experience teaching and conducting research on environmental economics, environmental policy, and governance. She has been recognized as a Senior Expert Member of the UNEP Technology and Economic Assessment Panel for implementing the Montreal Protocol, as well as a Board Member of Clean Air Asia. In addition to these roles, Dr. Zhang has also made significant contributions as the former President of the Asian Association on Environment and Resource Economics from 2017 to 2019. She has published widely on a variety of topics related to environmental economics and policy, and has played an influential role in shaping the academic discourse and policy debates in this field. Her research has been supported by numerous grants and awards from international and domestic organizations.

Prof. Shiqiu Zhang
Peking University

Soocheol Lee is a Professor at the Faculty of Economics at Meijo University in Japan. He earned his PhD from the Graduate School of Kyoto University and has been researching desirable energy and environmental policy design for a sustainable low-carbon economy in East Asia for over 25 years. He has led many projects supported by Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research from the Japanese government, and also served as a leader of REEPS. Professor Lee has published numerous articles and books on this field. Prior to joining Meijo University in 1994, he worked for the Federation of Korean Industry as a team leader of the Economic Research Department for approximately 10 years.

Prof. Soocheol Lee
Meijo University

Dr. Yongsung Cho is a professor of the Department of Food & Resource Economics, Korea University, received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota at St. Paul, USA. He also has been appointed as an adjunct professor at the Green School of Korea University and the Korea Institute of Science and Technology. He had served as a president of the Korea Energy Economics Institute, and a member of the Presidential Committee on Carbon Neutrality. Currently, he is the president of the Korea Environmental Economics Association. His research interest is on energy and climate policy in Korea in a comparative context, with particular reference to East Asia including China and Japan.

Prof. Yongsung Cho
Korea University

Dina Azhgaliyeva is a Senior Research Fellow at the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI). Her research focuses on energy policy, particularly renewable energy, energy efficiency, and energy storage. Dina has published articles on these topics in journals such as Energy Economics, Australasian Journal of Environmental Management, and Energy Policy. Previously, she worked as a Research Fellow in the energy economics division of the Energy Studies Institute, National University of Singapore. She was also a Research Fellow at the Henley Business School, University of Reading where she was involved in empirical analysis of the impact of local content policy on extractive industries. From 2012-2015, she was an Economics Teaching Fellow at University College London. She also worked as a leading and chief specialist for the Tax Committee at the Ministry of Finance of Kazakhstan for five years. She earned her PhD and MSc in economics from the University of Essex (United Kingdom).

Dr. Dina Azhgaliyeva





 31 August 2023

1. Tokyo Smart Energy Tour
(9:30 AM to 4:20 PM)

Limited to a maximum of 30 participants, on a first-come-first-served basis.

2. Outer Underground Discharge Channel Tour
(8:00 AM to 6:00 PM)

Limited to a maximum of 48 participants, on a first-come-first-served basis.

To join the excursion tour, there is a participation fee of USD100, which includes the cost of lunch during the tour.

If you are interested in participating in the tour, please register your application using the provided online form at the Congress Registration page.

If you do not receive an email accepting your tour application by the first day of the congress, that means the tours are already fully booked.

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