Join the Japan Climate Initiative (JCI)  for “Japan Climate Action Summit 2019” providing a showcase of leading climate actions taken by various Japanese non-state actors that address climate crisis to realize the decarbonized society.


Date and Time: 13:00-18:00 (Venue opens at 12:30), Thursday, October 31, 2019

Venue: Iino Hall (Iino Building 4F, 2-1-1, Uchisaiwaicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)

Participation fee: Free *Please registration in advance

Organizer: Japan Climate Initiative (JCI)

Registration: a registration is needed in advance

We stopped accepting application of this event because there is no more seat available. Thank you for your application.



Program: *as of 9th October

Japanese program


1.  Opening Remarks

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


2. Keynotes “Non-State Actors Leading Climate Action”

Nigel Topping, CEO, We Mean Business


3. Panel Discussion “Frontier of Climate Action”

 3-1  Challenge for 1.5 target

Moderator: Michiyo Morisawa, Director, CDP Japan

Ken-ichi Ueyama, Vice President, ESG Division, Kao Corporation

Shizuko Ohmi, Head of ESG Department, Amundi Japan

Takenori Takahashi, Group Executive, General Manager, Corporate Sustainability Division, Konica Minolta Incx

Ryuji Nomura, Executive Officer, General Manager CSV strategy Dept., Kirin Holdings     Company Limited


 3-2  New phase in expansion of renewable energy

Moderator: Masaya Ishida, Senior Manager, Business Alliance, Renewable Energy Institute

Kumiko Isono, Department Head, Corporate Department, Shizen Energy, Inc

Katsuhiro Koyama, General Manager, Environment Department, Daiwa House Industry   Co.,Ltd.

Kenji Ogawa, Senior Director, Climate Change & Energy Division, Bureau of Environment, Tokyo Metropolitan Government

Miyuki Zeniya, Head of Sustainable Finance, The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company

Takeshi Tsuruta, General Manager, Environmental Group, Quality & Environmental Department, Sony Corporation


 3-3  Decarbonization from local communities

Moderator: Ken Tanaka, Climate and Energy Group Officer, Conservation Division, WWF Japan

Takeshi Shimotsuma, Supervising Director, Global Environment and Energy Policy, Kyoto City

Toru Suzuki, Chairperson of Board, Hokkaido Green Fund

Ryogo Takemoto, CEO, TERA Energy

Eriko Yakushiji, Director-General, Climate Change Policy Headquarters, City of Yokohama


4. Congratulatory Remarks(TBC)

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of the Environment, Financial Services Agency, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry


5. Youth Session “Climate strike era”

Moderator: Masako Konishi, Expert Director, Conservation and Energy, WWF Japan

Isao Sakai, High School Student / Volunteer,

Ian Shimizu-Pughe, Environmental activist

Yuhei Tsukamoto, Intern, Kiko Network / Kyoto University, The Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies (Master’s course)

Yuka Toma, Deputy Secretary General, Overseas Strategy Planning, AISEC in Japan


6. Top Leaders Session

Moderator: Hiroko Kuniya, Anchor

Hiroshi Aoi, CEO, Marui Group Co., Ltd.

Akira Ichikawa, President and Representative Director, Sumitomo Forestry Co., Ltd

Naomi Koshi, Mayor, Otsu City

David, Semaya, Executive Chairman, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Asset Management Co., Ltd.


7. Closing / Reception


*All registered participants are invited to the reception after the summit starting at 18:15. Drinks and light foods will be served (free of charge).


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