Alliances for Climate Action, a global alliance of domestic coalitions of non-state and subnational actors, organized an online event “A Whole-of-Society Approach to the Race to Zero” as a side event of Asia Pacific Climate Week 2021. It was co-organized with three coalitions of the Alliances for Climate Action in the Asia-Pacific region, the Japan Climate Initiative, the Viet Nam Coalition for Climate Action and the up and coming Better Futures Australia alliance.
As a representative of the Japan Climate Initiative, Toshiko CHIBA from Bureau of Environment, Tokyo Metropolitan Government joined a panel session in the event.
A recorded video is available on the YouTube below.
Date: Thursday, 8 July @15:00-16:30 (Japan Time)
Format: Online (Zoom webinar)
Fee : Free
Organized by Alliance for Climate Action co-organized with Better Futures Australia, Japan Climate Initiative and Viet Nam Coalition for Climate Action
● Manjyot Kaur Ahluwalia, Senior Program Officer, US and International Climate Cooperation
2. Introductions from ACA national representatives
Introduction to non-state actor alliances from three examples in the Asia-Pacific region.
● Ken Tanaka, Climate and Energy Officer WWF Japan, Japan Climate Initiative
● Pham Thi Cam Nhung, Viet Nam Coalition for Climate Action
● Julie-Anne Richards, CEO Climate Action Network-Australia, Better Futures Australia
3. Panel discussion
Subnational government, business and civil society representatives will discuss the important role
of collaboration, both within and across sectors, to accelerate the race to zero.
● Toshiko CHIBA, Deputy Director for Carbon Policy Planning Section, Climate Change and
Energy Division, Bureau of Environment, Tokyo Metropolitan Government (Japan Climate
● Mark Shorrock, CEO, Shire Oak International (Viet Nam Coalition for Climate Action)
● Akaash Sachdeva, Senior Responsible Investment Advisor, HESTA (TBC) (Better Futures
4. Moderated Q&A
● Manjyot Kaur Ahluwalia, Senior Program Officer, US and International Climate
5. Closing Remarks
● Andrew Higham, Special Advisor to the Climate Champions Team