Session Overview

Sessions

The following five sessions were held.
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Session 1: Sustainable adaptation measures for temperature rise in cities
(Heat island, greenery, renewable energy, etc.)

Co-Chair: Takeshi Aritome, Director General, Bureau of Environment, TMG
Lawson Oates, Director, Toronto Environment Office, City of Toronto

(1) Lecture

Lecturer: Takehiko Mikami, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Tokyo Metropolitan University
Professor, Teikyo University
Theme: Influence of temperature rise in cities and the role of city governments

(2) Presentation of best practices

  1. The London Climate Change Adaptation Strategy (London)
    Shirley Rodrigues, Head of Environment, GLA
  2. New Technologies to Support Sustainable Cooling of Buildings in Toronto (Toronto)
    Lawson Oates, Director, Toronto Environment Office, City of Toronto
  3. ) Environmental Issues and its Challenges in Delhi (Delhi)
    Chetna Harjai, Ph.D., Scientist, Department of Environment, Government of NCT Delhi
  4. Chicago Climate Action Plan - Adapting to Extreme Heat (Chicago)
    Craig Faris, Partner, Corporate Risk, Oliver Wyman
  5. Paris, sustainable city…(Paris mobility plan) (Paris)
    Denis Baupin, Deputy Mayor in charge of Sustainable Development, Environment and the Paris Climate Plan, City of Paris
  6. Measures for Temperature Rise in Tokyo (Tokyo)
    Akira Hasegawa, Senior Director in charge of Environment Policies,
    Bureau of Environment, TMG

Session 2: Adaptation measures for water shortage and deteriorating water resource quality from climate change
(Water shortage, deteriorating water resource quality, water recycling, etc)

Chair: Soji Higashioka, Director General, Bureau of Waterworks, TMG

Presentation of best practices:

  1. Action for Climate Change (Tokyo)
    Masaru Ozaki, Deputy Director General for Technical Affairs, Bureau of Waterworks,TMG
  2. Incorporating Climate Impacts and Adaptation Strategies into Long Term Water Supply and Demand Forecasting (Seattle)
    Paul Fleming, Manager, Climate and Sustainability Group, Seattle Public Utilities
  3. Meeting the Challenges of Sustainable Water Supply - Integrated Water Resource
    Management (Singapore)

    Young Joo Chye, Deputy Director, Best Sourcing Department, PUB Singapore
  4. Climate Change and Water Supplies: Wastewater as a solution (Los Angeles)
    Nancy Sutley, Deputy Mayor for Energy and Environment, City of Los Angeles
  5. Rainwater Management and Rainwater Use Examples in Seoul (Seoul)
    Lee Yeon Bae, Director, Water Management Policy Division, Seoul Metropolitan
    Government
  6. Wastewater Practices in Mexico City Metropolitan Area (Mexico City)
    Beatriz Del Valle-Cardenas, Associate Director of Climate Change - Ministry of Environment, Mexico City
  7. Utilization of Reclaimed Water in Tokyo (Tokyo)
    Kazuaki Kawamoto, Director of Projects Coordination Section, Bureau of Sewerage,TMG

*Session 2 was divided into the following two groups for discussions in the part 2.
Group 1: Securing water resources
Chair: Soji Higashioka, Director General, Bureau of Waterworks, TMG
Group 2: Reuse of wastewater
Chair: Shinichiro Imasato, Director General, Bureau of Sewerage, TMG

Session 3: Adaptation measures for the increasing threat of flood and natural disaster from climate change
(Floods, storm surge, crisis management, etc.)

Co-Chair: Takayuki Doke, Director General, Bureau of Construction, TMG
Alex Nickson, Strategy Manager for Climate Change Adaptation and Water, GLA
Koutarou Shimada, Deputy Director General for Crisis Management, TMG

(1) Presentation of best practices:

  1. Rotterdam Climate Proof, the Rotterdam Challenge on Water and Climate Adaptation (Rotterdam)
    Arnoud Molenaar, Programme Manager "Rotterdam Challenge Proof"
  2. Managing flood risk in London (London)
    Alex Nickson, Strategy Manager for Climate Change Adaptation and Water, GLA
  3. New York City Climate Change Adaptation Task Force (New York)
    Adam Freed, Senior Policy Advisor, Mayor's Office of Long-Term Planning and
    Sustainability, City of New York
  4. Adaptation Measures for the Increasing Threat of Flood and Natural Disaster for Climate Change (Jakarta)
    Sarwo Handayani, Assistant Development for Secretary, Jakarta Capital City Government
  5. Measures against Floods and Storm Surges in Urban Rivers and Disaster Information Dissemination (Tokyo)
    Ryoji Hiroki, Senior Director, River Division, Bureau of Construction,TMG

(2) Comments by specialist

Tadashi Yamada, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Chuo University

Session 4: Food issues caused by climate change

Chair: Cynthia Rosenzweig, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist, NASA Goddard Institute
for Space Studies

(1) Lecture

Lecturer: Cynthia Rosenzweig
Theme: Climate Change and Urban Food Issues
- Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation in New York City -

(2) Presentation of best practices

  1. Urban Agriculture Initiatives in Toronto (Toronto)
    Lawson Oates, Director, Toronto Environment Office, City of Toronto
  2. Using plants to rescue our planet from serious environmental and food crises on Earth
    Tomokazu Koshiba, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Biological Sciences,
    Tokyo Metropolitan University
  3. Food Issues Caused by Climate Change: A UK Perspective
    David Hughes, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of Food Marketing, Imperial College
    London
  4. Climate Change and Food (Mexico City)
    Beatriz Del Valle-Cardenas, Associate Director on Climate Change, Secretary of the Environment, Mexico City Government
  5. Food Recycling Initiatives (Tokyo)
    Takahiko Kimura, Senior Director for Super Eco-Town, Bureau of Environment,
    TMG

Session 5: Further issues needing adaptation measures
(Public health, environmental refugees, business and insurance, etc.)

Chair: Shirley Rodrigues, Head of Environment, GLA

(1) Introduction by Chair

(2) Presentation

  1. Presentation on public health and climate change in urban areas
    Jacob Kumaresan, Ph.D., Director, WHO Kobe Centre
  2. Presentation on environmental refugees
    Dwijendra Lal Mallick, Ph.D., Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS)
  3. Business, Insurance and Adaptation
    Sharlene Leurig, Manager, Insurance Program, Ceres
  4. Beijing Green Olympics (Beijing)
    Zhuang Zhidong, Deputy Division Chief, Beijing Environmental Protection Bureau

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