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Tokyo Forum for Clean City & Clear Sky: International Environmental Conference, May 22-23, 2018

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Last updated date:2018/5/21

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The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) is pleased to announce that it will host the Tokyo Forum for Clean City & Clear Sky, an international conference on the environment. This forum will focus on several issues that major cities around the world are grappling with: Waste management, sustainable resource management and air pollution. Theseissues were chosen in light of the global commitment toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Representatives from major cities all over the world will meet at this forum to share knowledge and information about effective policies, and discuss solutions to create a sustainable urban environment. In addition, TMG will introduce the city’s advanced environmental policies and technologies as well as promote Tokyo’s allure as the host city of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020.

1. Date

From Tuesday, May 22 to Wednesday, May 23, 2018


2. Venue

Hilton Tokyo (6-6-2 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo)


3. Conference Program (Draft)

May 22 (Tuesday)
 
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9:30~10:10

Opening Session
Opening Remarks: Yuriko Koike, Governor of Tokyo
-Keynote Speech: Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand and former -Administrator of United Nations Development Programme(UNDP)

10:30~12:15

Mayoral Plenary Session 1:
Aiming for a Sustainable Urban Environment: Current Global Trends and the Role of Cities
-Session Chair: Hironori Hamanaka, Chair, ICLEI Japan
-Panelists Governor of Tokyo, Local Leaders, etc.

Opinions will be given from each city on the sub themes of “Urban Challenges : Establishing Infrastructure System for Sustainable Cities” and “Improve Urban Environment: Best Practices and Further Challenges”
13:45 ~15:15

Parallel Session
Waste Management, Part 1:
Cooperation Amongst Cities to Improve Waste Management
-Session Chair: Tomoko Okayama, Associate Professor, Faculty of Human Studies, Department of Human Life and Environment Studies, Taisho University
-Panelists: Representatives from participating cities and Tokyo, etc.

Sharing knowledge and solutions for the challenges of waste management in order to develop a sustainable city

Clean Air and Healthy Cities, Part 1:
Challenges for Clean Air and Healthy Cities: a major source of air pollution and risks for citizens’ health
-Session Chair: Toshimasa Ohara, Research Director, Fukushima branch, National Institute for Environmental Studies
-Special Lecturer: Hajime Akimoto, Visiting Researcher, Center for Global Environmental Research, National Institute for Environmental Studies
-Panelists: Representatives from participating cities and Tokyo, etc.

Sharing current situations and challenges regarding air pollution – an issue many fast-growing Asian cities are facing
15:30~17:00

Parallel Session
Waste Management, Part 2:
Circular Economy
-Session Chair: Eiji Hosoda, Professor, Keio University, Faculty of Economics
-Panelists: Representatives from participating cities and Tokyo, etc.

Sharing urban policies for responsible production and consumption, such as reducing food loss and enhancing resource efficiency

Clean Air and Healthy Cities, Part 2:
Towards Clean Air and Healthy Cities: government-led initiatives, stakeholder engagement, and global partnerships to mitigate air pollution
-Session Chair: Toshimasa Ohara, Research director, Fukushima Branch, National Institute for Environmental Studies
-Panelists: Representatives from participating cities and Tokyo, etc.

Sharing urban policies from cities with a variety of experiences to discuss measures for improving air quality
May23 (Wednesday)
TimeContent
9:30~10:45

Mayoral Plenary Session 2:
Global Partnerships for Sustainable Urban Environments

-Session Chair: Hironori Hamanaka, Chair, ICLEI Japan
-Speakers: Governor of Tokyo, City Mayors, etc.
-Presenters:

・Eiji Hosoda, Professor, Keio University, Faculty of Economics
・Tomoko Okayama, Associate Professor, Faculty of Human Studies,

Department of Human Life and Environment Studies, Taisho University
・Toshimasa Ohara, Research Director, Fukushima Branch, National Institute for Environmental Studies

Based on the discussions of the previous day, discussion of the necessity for collaboration and cooperation with diverse partners to achieve a sustainable urban environment through global partnership.

11:00~11:30Press Conference

*Simultaneous Japanese–English interpretation will be provided for this event.

4. Main Speakers

Yuriko Koike, Governor of Tokyo
Heads or representatives of mega cities around the world (approximately 20 cities)
Ms. Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand and former Administrator of United Nations Development Programme(UNDP)

Ms. Helen Clark’s bio:
Ms. Clark served as Prime Minister of New Zealand (1999-2008) and Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (2009-2017). She is currently delivering speeches all over the globe and is active in a wide range of fields, including those relating to environmental issues.

5. Supporting Partners

-C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40)
-Local Governments for Sustainability Japan (ICLEI Japan)
-Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
-The World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC)

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6. C40* East, Southeast Asia and Oceania Regional Meeting

The C40 East, Southeast Asia and Oceania Regional Meeting will be held in the morning of Wednesday, May 23, before the opening of the forum. This event is not open to general attendees or to members of the press.


*About the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) Established in 2005, C40 is a network of cities around the world working together to tackle climate change. The group consists of 96 cities, including Tokyo (joined 2006) and Yokohama.
<URL>外部サイトへリンク 新規ウインドウで開きます。http://www.c40.org/(外部サイト)

7. Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Illumination

Along with the forum, a special illumination display will light the Tokyo Metropolitan Main Building No.1 from Monday May 21 to Wednesday, May 23.


8. Internet Broadcasting

the following events will be broadcasted below

-Tuesday, May 22: 9:30-12:15 Opening Session and Mayoral Plenary Session 1 -Wednesday, May 23: 9:30-11:30 Mayoral Plenary Session 2 and Press Conference
外部サイトへリンク 新規ウインドウで開きます。https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyqoNiHsG4eRqly4RRHrFug?view_as=subscriber(外部サイト)

9. Registration for general attendees – how to apply 

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