Japan Climate Action Summit (JCAS)


Date and Time:

Friday, October 12, 2018

13:30-18:00 (doors open at 12:30)

*A light reception after the symposium will be held until 19:30



Toranomon Hills Forum Main Hall

(5F, Toranomon Hills Mori Tower, 1-23-3 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo )

Access Info:http://forum.academyhills.com/toranomon/en/access/index.html


Participation fee: Free

Organizer: Japan Climate Initiative (JCI)



*As of Oct 2, program and speakers are subject to change. English-Japanese simultaneous translation available.


1. Opening Remarks

Takejiro Sueyoshi, Special Advisor to UNEP Finance Initiative in the Asia Pacific region


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

Carl Pope, Vice-Chairman America’s Pledge, Former Executive Director of the Sierra Club

Paul Dickinson, Executive Chair, CDP


3. Panel Discussion “Frontier of Climate Action”

3-1 “Pursuing well below 2 target by corporates”

(Moderator: Kae Takase, Senior Manager, CDP Japan)

Yukiko Araki, Sustainability Promotion Division Executive General Manager, Hitachi, Ltd.

Mitsuaki Komoto, Energy and Climate Change Deputy General Manager, Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd.

Atsuko Suzuki, Senior Officer / General Manager, CSR Department, ASAHI GROUP HOLDINGS.LTD.

Koichi Yanagita, Vice President of ESG, Kao Corporation


3-2 “Challenge to 100% Renewable Energy”

(Moderator: Mika Ohbayashi, Director, Renewable Energy Institute)

Ken-ichi Ishida, Managing Officer and Chief Manager of Environment Improving Department, Sekisui House, Ltd.

Sergio Kato, Corporate Vice President, Ricoh Company, Ltd. /General Manager of Sustainability Management Division

Hideyuki Kanemitsu, VP, Head of Responsible Business Unit, Fujitsu Limited

Kahori Miyake, Executive Officer, CSR & Communication, AEON Co., Ltd.


3-3 “Decarbonization from local communities”

(Moderator: Masako Konishi, Deputy Director of Conservation, WWF Japan)

Shuhei Okuno, Deputy Director General, Climate Change Policy Headquarters, Yokohama City

Teisuke Suzuki, Executive Vice President, Suzuhiro Kamaboko Co., Ltd. / Chairperson, Odawara Hakone Chamber of Commerce & Industry / Founder and President, “ Network of Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs for a Sustainable Business and Energy Future”

Mayumi Takada, Nagano Prefecture

Chikako Futamura, Director, Member Relations DIV. JAPANESE CONSUMERS’ CO-OPERATIVE UNION




4. Congratulatory Remarks (tbc)

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Ministry of the Environment

Financial Services Agency

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry


5. Panel Discussion “Vision for long-term low-carbon strategy for Japan”

(Moderator: Teruyuki Ohno, Executive Director, Renewable Energy Institute)

Junko Edahiro, Professor, Graduate School of Leadership and Innovation, Shizenkan University

Toshihiro Kawakami, Co-Chair, Japan Climate Leaders’ Partnership, (Head, EHS Department, LIXIL Corporation)

Yukari Takamura, Professor, Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S), The University of Tokyo Institutes for Advanced Study(UTIAS)

Michiyo Morisawa, Director, CDP Japan

Naoyuki Yamagishi, Climate and Energy Group Leader, Conservation Division, WWF Japan


6. Top Leaders Session

(Moderator: Hiroko Kuniya, Anchor)

Daisaku Kadokawa, Mayor of Kyoto City

Yuriko Koike, Governor of Tokyo

Kazuo Hirai, Chairman, Sony Corporation

Yoshinori Yamashita, President and CEO, Ricoh Company, Ltd.


7. Summit message



* To the Press: Please kindly refrain from interviews during the reception.