COP25, Madrid

Japan Climate Initiative – JCI Event

Challenges of Japan and large cities in the midst of climate crisis – Aiming to be carbon neutral by 2050 –

As the climate crisis becomes more serious and obvious, to achieve decarbonization by 2050 is becoming the most important issue. While the government of Japan’s actions have been delayed, many local governments participating in the Japan Climate Initiative (JCI), such as Tokyo, Yokohama, and Kyoto are taking their strong initiative and aiming to be carbon neutral by 2050. This event will focus on the front lines of challenges of major cities in Japan and the world and discuss the role of non-state actors.

 

Date and time: Tuesday, 10 December 13:30-15:00

Venue: COP25 Venue Japan Pavilion, (Pavilion 6)

Program:

MC: Yuri Okubo, Senior Researcher, Renewable Energy Institute

Opening: Takejiro Sueyoshi, Representative, Japan Climate Initiative / Special Advisor to UNEP Finance Initiative in the Asia Pacific region

Moderator: Naoyuki Yamagishi, Climate and Energy Group Leader, Conservation Division, WWF-Japan.

Panelists:

  • Eriko Yakushiji, Director-General, Climate Change Policy Headquarters, City of Yokohama
  • Takeshi Shimotsuma, Supervising Director of Global Environment and Energy, City of Kyoto
  • Toshiko Chiba, Deputy Director for Carbon Policy Planning, Climate Change & Energy Division, Bureau of Environment, Tokyo Metropolitan Government
  • Mariana Panuncio-Feldman, Senior Director, International Climate Cooperation, World Wildlife Fund
  • TBC, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group

Closing: Michiyo Morisawa, Director, CDP Japan

 


Other JCI-related events

Alliances for Climate Action

Monday, December 9th | 10:00 – 11:30 | US Climate Action Center

A speaker from JCI: Toshiko Chiba, Deputy Director for Carbon Policy Planning, Climate Change & Energy Division, Bureau of Environment, Tokyo Metropolitan Government

Hosted by: World Wildlife Fund

 

America’s Pledge

Monday, December 9th | 13:00 – 16:00 | US Climate Action Center

A speaker from JCI: Takejiro Sueyoshi, Representative, Japan Climate Initiative / Special Advisor to UNEP Finance Initiative in the Asia Pacific region

Hosted by: America’s Pledge