|武内 和彦 IGES 理事長
|白石 隆夫 大臣官房 地域脱炭素推進審議官（オンライン）
|Eric Zusman, Research Leader, Integrated Sustainability Center, IGES
|Application of Regional-Circulating and Ecological Sphere Approach to Act Locally towards the Sustainable and Resilient Development
Bijon Kumer Mitra, Deputy Director, Integrated Sustainability Center, IGES
|Application of Circulating and Ecological Sphere Concept for Challenges to Tackle Climate Change
高橋 一彰 横浜市 温暖化対策統括本部 企画調整部担当部長
|Citizen's Project - Let's do it ourselves to promote renewable energy through "self-production for self-consumption
富岡 敏夫 青森県民エナジー 代表取締役 （オンライン）
|Circulating and Ecological Sphere approach for localization of sustainable development in the Nagpur City region
Sameer M. Deshkar, Coordinator, IRDR ICoE Resilient Communities & Settlements, VNIT
|Circulating and Ecological Sphere (CES) Concept for Advancing Resilient Development in Udon Thani City Region
Wijitbusaba Ann Marome, Head of Urban Futures and Policy Research Unit, Thammasat University, Thailand
|Eric Zusman, Research Leader, Integrated Sustainability Center, IGES
|清水 瞳 北海道下川町役場 政策推進課 SDGs推進戦略室
|Wanchai Chanporn, Deputy Governor, Udon Thani, Thailand （オンライン）
|Rajib Shaw, Keio University, Japan and Coordinating Lead Author for Asia chapter of IPCC’s 6th Assessment Report
|高橋 康夫 IGES 所長
|高橋 康夫 IGES 所長
Profile of speakers
Professor Kazuhiko TAKEUCHI is the President of Institute for Global Environmental Strategies. He held several high-level positions. In 2019, he took up the position as Project Professor of the Institute for Future Initiatives (IFI) at the University of Tokyo. He has served, inter alia, as Acting Chair of the Central Environmental Council, Government of Japan, Editor-in-Chief of “Sustainability Science” (Springer Nature) and Distinguished Chair, Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies, University of Nairobi. He specializes in landscape ecology, environmental studies and sustainability science. He obtained M.Agr. and Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Agriculture, the University of Tokyo.
Mr Takao SHIRAISHI is the Director-General for Regional Decarbonization Policy, Ministry of Environment of Japan. He Graduated from WASEDA University, Faculty of Political Science and Economics.
Mr Yasuo TAKAHASHI is the Executive Director of the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies. He graduated from the Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, and in 1983, he joined the Environment Agency of Japan (the current Ministry of the Environment). He held key positions at the Ministry including Director of the Climate Policy Division, Director General of the Headquarters for Environmental Restoration of Fukushima, Director General of the Environmental Management Bureau, and Vice-Minister for Global Environmental Affairs.
Dr Kazuaki TAKAHASHI is the Executive Director for Planning and Coordination Department, Climate Change Policy Headquarters, Yokohama City. Dr Takahashi joined the Ministry of the Environment in 1998. He has served for more than 20 years in various roles in the Ministry, including the Environmental Health Department's Office of Mercury Management, where he worked on chemical management and mercury management based on the Minamata Convention on Mercury. He was also involved in the interim storage of soil and waste generated from decontamination works at the Fukushima Regional Environment Office, as well as aquatic environment conservation at the Water Environment Division, a branch of the Environment Management Bureau. He was the Director of the Climate Change Adaptation Office, a branch of the Global Environment Bureau. Since 2021, he has been the Executive Director for Planning and Coordination Department of Climate Change Policy Headquarters, City of Yokohama. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering) from Kyoto University.
Mr Rajib SHAW is a professor in the Graduate School of Media and Governance in Keio University, Japan. He is also the Senior Fellow of Institute of Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) Japan, and the Chairperson of SEEDS Asia and CWS Japan, two Japanese NGOs. He is also co-founder of a Delhi (India) based social entrepreneur startup Resilience Innovation Knowledge Academy (RIKA). His expertise includes disaster governance, community-based disaster risk management, climate change adaptation, urban risk management, and disaster and environmental education. Professor Shaw is the Co-chair of the Asia Pacific Science Technology Academic Advisory Group (APSTAAG). He is also the CLA (Coordinating Lead Author) for Asia chapter of IPCC’s 6th Assessment Report. He is the editor-in-chief of the Elsevier’s journal “Progress in Disaster Science”, and series editor of a Springer book series on disaster risk reduction.
Ms Hitomi SHIMIZU is a government official of Shimokawa Town. As former SDGs ambassador, not only has she made "Shimokawa SDGs Map" for SDGs localization but has vigorously invited citizens to take action on achieving the SDGs to make a more sustainable town, taking a bottom-up approach. From the academic field, she received her B.S./M.S. at Keio University, interested in the localization of SDGs and international policy. Shimokawa town being one of the leading municipalities in Japan, and currently the only town in the world to have published the VLRs, she strives to further emphasize the role of small-scaled municipalities so that no municipality will be left behind. Hitomi is also joint representative of SDGs-SWY, inviting youth to take action on the SDGs.
Mr Wanchai CHANPORN is the Deputy Governor, Udon Thani, Thailand. He Graduated from the National Institute of Development Administration of Thammasat University.
Ms Wijitbusaba MAROME is an expert in urban climate resilience and sustainability with strong background in spatial policy and governance. Experienced in comprehensive climate risk analysis, building circular city, adaptive governance, sustainable development goal (SDG), and flood and drought mitigation measures.
Mr Toshio TOMIOKA is the representative Director of Aomori Kenmin Energy Inc. He has been involved in the citizen windmill business in Aomori Prefecture, and has been developed and operated a solar power generation business. He launched an electricity retail company (Aomori Kenmin Energy Inc.) under the motto of "self-production for self-consumption" in addition to the renewable energy power generation business. The parent company, Mirai Energy Holdings Inc., is a non-profit type corporation that does not distribute profits to shareholders but reinvests them in new renewable energy projects. He believes that Commons (local resources) belong to the community, and is seeking to enrich the community through joint management, joint use, and joint profit of the commons.
Dr Sammer M DESHKAR is an Architect and Environmental Planner and is specialised in resilient city planning. Currently he serves as Associated Professor at Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT), Nagpur, INDIA. He has extended research supervision to over 25 postgraduate students in Urban Planning. Dr Deshkar spent his initial years of research career at Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan as a MEXT fellow during years 2009-2011. He has published over 20 journal papers, book chapters & peer reviewed conference proceedings. He has also undertaken several research projects under prestigious funding programmes such as BRICS-STI framework and ICSSR-JSPS bilateral international programme.
Dr Eric ZUSMAN is a senior policy researcher/area leader at the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies in Hayama, Japan. Dr. Zusman holds a bachelors degree in Mandarin Chinese from Rutgers University, a dual Masters Degree in public policy and Asian studies from the University of Texas at Austin and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles. For much of the past two decades he has conducted research on environmental issues in Asia. This has included working with China’s Yellow River Conservancy Commission, the Chinese Research Academy on Environmental Science, Woodrow Wilson Center’s China Environment Forum as well as Taiwan’s Academia Sinica.
Dr Bijon Kumer MITRA works as Deputy Director of the Integrated Center for Sustainability at Institute for Global Environmental Strategies in Japan. He has more than 17years of experience in the field of sustainable resource management. His research interests include water-energy-food-climate nexus, climate change adaptation in water, water environment management and application of CES for localization of SDGs and climate actions and rural-urban linkage for collective resilience. He uses quantitative assessment framework to assess natural resource allocation trade-offs, aiming to provide guidance for optimal decision-making. He holds a Ph.D. Degree in Science of Biotic Environment from Iwate University, Japan.