COP26 Side Event

Leading efforts towards achievement of zero carbon cities

2 November 2021 22:00 - 23:30 (JST) / 13:00 - 14:30 (Local time)

To achieve a decarbonized society, it is essential to promote subnational initiatives. It is also important not only to raise targets in cities, but also to implement effective and continuous actions. In Japan, the national government and local governments have been working together and formulated the Regional Decarbonization Roadmap. Japan also support the decarbonization of overseas cities by sharing experiences and knowledge through international city-to-city cooperation. 

This side event aims to contribute to local decarbonization through promoting “decarbonization domino effect” through sharing related initiatives by national governments and subnational governments toward decarbonization at local level and discuss further actions.

Under the overall theme of Promoting Zero Carbon City through a "Decarbonization Domino Effect", another event will be organized at the Japan Pavillion from 10:00-11:30 (GMT) on 10th November. 


Event Details

2 November 2021 22:00 - 23:30 (JST) / 13:00 - 14:30 (Local time)

Japan Pavilion

English / Japanese (Simultaneous interpretation)
(Simultaneous interpretation)

Presentation Materials

MC: FUJINO Junichi, Programme Director, Integrated Sustainability Centre, IGES

13:00-13:05   Opening: SEGAWA Keiko, Deputy Director General of Global Environmental Bureau, Ministry of the Environment, Japan  
13:05-13:10   Opening: TAKEUCHI Yoshiki, Deputy Secretary General, OECD  
13:10-13:20   Keynote Speech: ABE Shuichi, Governor of Nagano Prefecture (Japan) PDF (1.8MB)
13:20-14:25   Panel:
Moderator: Gorgia Rambelli, GCoM Coordinator of Global-Regional Coherence and Chair of the GCoM TWG on Global Regional Coherence
Irvan Pulungan, Governor Special Envoy for Climate Change and Coastal Development, Jakarta PDF (245KB)
Frank Cownie, Mayor of Des Moines City (USA)  
KITAHASHI Kenji, Mayor of Kitakyushu City (Japan) PDF (2.2MB)
Célia Blauel, Deputy Mayor of Paris (France)  
OTA Noboru, Mayor of Maniwa City (Japan) PDF (2.1MB)
TAKAHASHI Kazuaki, Executive Director, Climate Change Policy Headquarters, Yokohama City (Japan) PDF (1.7MB)
Dung Nguyen Thi Bich, Deputy Director, Hai Phong Department of Foreign Affairs (DOFA), Hai Phong City PDF (2.6MB)
Comments of speakers on-site  
14:25-14:30   Closing remarks: Gino Van Begin, the Secretary General of ICLEI  

Recorded Video