TMG held the "ICAP Tokyo Symposium 2017" jointly with the International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP)

TMG held the "ICAP Tokyo Symposium 2017" jointly with the International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP)* with the purpose of sharing examples of effective climate change countermeasures that have been promoted inside and outside Japan, including emissions trading schemes.

TMG introduced the Tokyo Cap-and-Trade Program targeting large-sized facilities in FY2010, and since then it has made great achievements.

Since the Paris Agreement took effect, both developed and developing countries have strengthened climate change countermeasures to achieve their common objective, and efforts have been accelerated in Asia as well.

In the Symposium, ICAP members and policy makers from local governments in Asian countries, as well as in Japan, gathered to share achievements of advanced projects or know-how with a view to disseminating and expanding emissions trading schemes.

* What is ICAP?

This partnership organization was established in 2007 with the purpose of establishing an international cooperation in the dissemination of emissions trading schemes by countries and public organizations and sharing technical discussions and opinions. Thirty-one countries and states, many of whom are from Europe and North America, have joined it (as of May 1, 2017), and Tokyo became a member for the first time as a city in 2009.

ICAP Tokyo Symposium 2017

1. Date & Time
June 14(Wed.), 2017 from 10:00 to 17:15

2. Place
PARK HYATT TOKYO 39F The Ballroom (3-7-1-2, Nishi-shinjuku, Shinhuku-ku,Tokyo, Japan)

3. Program

10:00 - 10:30 Opening Session

<Welcome remarks>
Ms. Yuriko Koike, Governor of Tokyo

<Special speech>
Mr. Viorel Isticioaia-Budura, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the European Union to Japan

<Video message>
Mr. Marc Allessie, Co-chair, ICAP

10:30 - 11:30 Keynote Session

<Keynote Lecture 1>
"A Great Transition toward Deep De-carbonization driven by climate risks and emerging market opportunities"

Mr. Hironori Hamanaka, Chair of the Board of Directors, Institute for Global
Environmental Strategies

<Keynote Lecture 2>
"Carbon Pricing - Spreading to the World"

Mr. William Acworth, Project Manager, ICAP Secretariat

11:30 - 12:10 Introduction of Best Practices of Japanese Companies

<Best practice 1>
"Approach to Top-Level Facility"

Mr. Hiroyuki Kurita, Executive Officer, Shimizu Corporation

<Best practice 2>
"Ricoh's New Environmental Goals and Participation in RE100 ~ Actions Towards a Zero-carbon Society"

Mr. Satoshi Abe, General Manager, Ricoh Company Ltd.
(Japan Climate Leaders' Partnership (Japan-CLP) member company)

12:10 - 13:15 Networking Lunch

13:15 - 14:20

Session 1: Latest trends in emissions trading schemes in
Europe and North America

Ms. Yukari Takamura, Professor, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University

Mr. Felix Matthes, Öko-Institut, Germany

Mr. Ignacio Sánchez, Spanish Climate Change Office, Spain

Mr. Justin Johnson, MMR, LLC, USA

14:20 - 15:30 Session 2: Creating a low carbon society in Asia

Mr. Junichi Fujino, Principal researcher, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies

Mr. Idzuan Azam Abdullah, Iskandar Regional Development Authority, Malaysia

Ms. Tran Hong Lan, Ho Chi Minh Climate Change Bureau, Vietnam

Mr. Guo Wei, SinoCarbon Innovation & Investment Co.,Ltd., China

Mr. Suh-Yong Chung, Korea University, Korea

Mr. Kenji Suzuki, Bureau of Environment, Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG)

15:30 - 15:50 Coffee Break
15:50 - 17:00 Session 3: Projects by Japanese cities

Mr. Hikaru Kobayashi, Project professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University

Mr. Bishu Mori, Saitama Prefecture

Mr. Shoichiro Seki, Nagano Prefecture

Mr. Kimihiro Kuromizu, Yokohama City

Mr. Hisashi Horii, Osaka City

Mr. Koji Narita, Ministry of the Environment

Mr. Akio Matsushita, Bureau of Environment, TMG

17:00 - 17:15 Closing Session

Mr. Hikaru Kobayashi, Project professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University

<Closing remarks>
Mr. Masahiko Endo, Director General, Bureau of Environment, TMG

welcome remarks

=Welcome Remarks (Yuriko Koike, Governor of Tokyo)=

panel session

=Panel Session=

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