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.
MC: MATSUMOTO Tadashi, Head of Sustainable Urban Development Unit, OECD
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
Moderator: TAKAMURA Yukari, Professor, Institute for Future Initiatives, University of Tokyo
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)|
Aziza Akhmouch, Head of Cities, Urban Policies and Sustainable Development Division, OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities
|Comments from speakers on-site|
|11:25-11:30||Closing remarks: SHODA Yutaka, Vice Minister for Global Environmental Affairs, Ministry of the Environment, Japan|