COP26 Side Event

Roles of multi-stakeholders towards subnational decarbonization

10 November 2021 19:00 - 20:30 (JST) /10:00 - 11:30 (Local time)

As the world accelerates its efforts to achieve a decarbonised society, there is a growing interest in how cities, as the foundation for society and economy, are tackling climate change.

This side-event aimed to boost the work done by cities in their quest for net zero emissions. Representatives from various cities and related organisations both in Japan, Asia and the world will be invited to share advanced cases and discuss necessary measures to strengthen city-to-city cooperation, such as local decarbonization domino effect.

The Japanese government will enhance the city to city cooperation in collaboration with third countries and a global regional decarbonization initiative in collaboration with the United States. This side event will also introduce the new initiative. 


Event Details

10 November 2021 19:00 - 20:30 (JST) /10:00 - 11:30 (Local time)

Japan Pavilion

English / Japanese with simultaneous interpreting
(Simultaneous interpretation)

Presentation Materials

MC: MATSUMOTO Tadashi, Head of Sustainable Urban Development Unit, OECD

10:00-10:15 Opening:
YAMAGUCHI Tsuyoshi, Minister of the Environment, Japan (Video Message)
Michael S. Regan, the Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency
SHODA Yutaka, Vice Minister for Global Environmental Affairs, Japan
10:15-11:25 Panel:
Moderator: TAKAMURA Yukari, Professor, Institute for Future Initiatives, University of Tokyo
Framing Presentations:
FUJINO Junichi, Programme Director, Integrated Sustainability Centre, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
- H. E. Dato’ Seri Dr. Shahidan Kassim, Minister of Federal Territories, Malaysia (video message)  
- Mahadi Che Ngah, Mayor of Kuala Lumpur City(Malaysia) PDF (3.1MB)
- Yulia Yulia, Policy Manager, Governor's Delivery Unit, Jakarta, Indonesia PDF (751KB)
- KADOKAWA Daisaku, Mayor of Kyoto City (Japan) PDF (1.8MB)
- Kelly King, Councilmember, Maui County HI (U.S) PDF (279KB)
- YOSHIDA Kazuhiro, Mayor of Namie Town (Japan) PDF (3.0MB)
- Andres Landerretche, High Level Envoy of the Chilean COP25 Presidency (Chile) PDF (1.6MB)
Keynote Presentation:
Aziza Akhmouch, Head of Cities, Urban Policies and Sustainable Development Division, OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities
PDF (2.0MB)
Comments from speakers on-site  
11:25-11:30 Closing remarks: SHODA Yutaka, Vice Minister for Global Environmental Affairs, Ministry of the Environment, Japan  

Recorded Video