Trends in Regional Decarbonisation and the Kanagawa Decarbonisation Vision 2050 ~Mobilizing concrete actions by local stakeholders~

26 January 2022 (Wed) 9:00-12:00 (CET) / 17:00-20:00 (JST)

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The first session, "International trends and European practices for zero carbon cities", provides information on domestic and international discussions related to zero carbon cities. The second session, titled "Kanagawa Decarbonisation Vision 2050: regional decarbonisation practices in Kanagawa Prefecture", introduces the Kanagawa Decarbonisation Vision and provides opportunities for citizens and local government officials to share and discuss future actions through breakout sessions. This webinar will be open to the public, and its structure allows participants to join from the second session onward. 


Event Details

Date
26th January 2022 (Wed) 9:00-12:00 (CET) / 17:00-20:00 (JST)
Venue

Online

Languages
Japanese / English (Simultaneous interpretation)
(Simultaneous interpretation)
Fee
Free

Event Details

Date
26 January 2022 (Wed) 9:00-12:00 (CET) / 17:00-20:00 (JST)
Venue

Online

Co-Organisers
Kanagawa Prefecture
Languages
Japanese / English (Simultaneous interpretation)
(Simultaneous interpretation)

Presentation Materials

Part I: International trends and European practices for zero carbon cities
MC: Naoki Mori, Programme Director, Finance Task Force, IGES
17:00 Opening speech Nobutoshi Miyoshi, Managing Director, IGES  
Heidi Hiltunen, First Counsellor, Delegation of the European Union to Japan  
17:10   Policies to support decarbonisation in local areas
Hiromi Masuda,  Director, Environmental Policy Division, Kanto Regional Environmental Affairs Office, Ministry of the Environment, Japan
 
17:20   The role of national and state governments in achieving decarbonisation
Monika Zimmermann, GIZ Advisor, Urban Sustainability Expert, Former Deputy Secretary General of ICLEI
 
17:30  

Lessons from European cities for developing climate agreement and actions

  • Loes Holtmaat, Process Manager of the Rotterdam Climate Agreement
  • Anna Tilling, Coordinator for the Political Economy of Climate Policy, Ministry of Economy and Innovation, City of Hamburg
 
18:00 Questions
18:20 Break
Part 2: Kanagawa Decarbonisation Vision 2050: regional decarbonisation practices in Kanagawa Prefecture
MC: Naoki Mori, Programme Director, Finance Task Force, IGES
18:30   Introduction
Naoki Mori, Programme Director, Finance Task Force, IGES
 
18:35   Overview of the Kanagawa Decarbonisation Vision 2050
Hiroshi Kato, Executive Director, Environment Department, Environment and Agriculture Bureau, Kanagawa Prefectural Government
 
18:45   Perspectives on the Kanagawa Decarbonisation Vision by IGES researchers - How can it be put into practice?
(To provide topics for breakout sessions)
Akihisa Kuriyama, Policy Researcher, Climate and Energy Area, IGES
 
18:55   Questions and seminar breakout preparation  
19:05

Panel for prefectural residents: Toward Decarbonisation and Carbon Neutrality in 2050 - Learning from the citizens’ dialogue on climate actions <Japanese only>

Moderator: Atsushi Watabe, Programme Director, Sustainable Consumption and Production Area, IGES

  • Mikiko Kainuma, Research Advisor, IGES
  • Masaharu Yagishita, Representative Director, Institute for Environmental Policy Dialogue
  • Hiroshi Kato, Executive Director, Environment Department, Environment and Agriculture Bureau, Kanagawa Prefectural Government
  • Taiki Yamaguchi, Participant, Citizens’ Assembly Kawasaki/Student, Tokyo University

Practical session for local authorities: The role of national and local authorities

Moderator: Yatsuka Kataoka, Programme Director, City Task Force, IGES

  • Hiromi Masuda, Director of the Environmental Policy Division, Kanto Regional Environmental Affairs Office, Ministry of the Environment, Japan
  • Monika Zimmermann, GIZ Advisor, Urban Sustainability Expert, Former Deputy Secretary General of ICLEI
  • Jillian Benders, Sustainability Expert at the City of Rotterdam
  • Anna Tilling, Coordinator for the Political Economy of Climate Policy, Ministry of Economy and Innovation, Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg
  • Toshiharu Tsukamoto, Director, Environmental Division, Environment Department, Environment and Agriculture Bureau, Kanagawa Prefectural Government

Supported by:

EU

This event has been organised with the financial support of the European Union’s Partnership Instrument. The opinions expressed are the sole responsibility of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union.