The Large Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) is a network jointed by about 60 cities in the world, which actively promote measures to cope with climate change.
TMG has promoted international cooperation in measures against global warming since its participation in C40 in December 2006 by making use of the network of C40.
In 2008, we held the "C40 Tokyo Conference on Climate Change" in Tokyo, and 1,400 people who participated from 32 cities in the world made discussions about measures to adapt climate change. As the outcome of the conference, it was agreed that 13 joint actions would be inaugurated, and that the cities concerned would cooperate with each other and take action to resolve problems.
From now on, we will continue to cooperate and exchange information with various cities overseas through participation in the summit to be held once in two years and other workshops to make discussions about specialized themes.
The International Council for Local Environmental Initiative (ICLEI) that pursues sustainability is an international association of local governments and organizations of local governments that have committed themselves to sustainable development.
As of December 2009, more than 1,100 local governments of 68 countries in the world participate in ICLEI, and they promote local approaches with an international perspective to resolve issues such as climate change. TMG participated in ICLEI in February 2010.
We promote cooperation and information exchange with various cities overseas through participation in workshops hosted by ICLEI and other international conferences on climate change as a member of ICLEI.
International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP) is a forum to conduct technical discussions and exchange technical opinions for international deployment of cap and trade systems by nations and public institutions.
TMG, which introduced the greenhouse gas total reduction obligation and emissions trading system for the first time in Japan, participated in ICAP in May 2009. In the world, Tokyo is the only city government that participates in ICAP and is the first Asian participant.
We held ICAP Tokyo Conference in June 2010 and actively participated in the discussions about the creation of international carbon market, and we will also contribute to the introduction of nationwide systems in Japan.
Asian Network of Major Cities 21 (ANMC21) is an international network throughout Asia which undertakes joint projects on common tasks for the prosperity and development of the Asian region. Current ongoing joint projects include crisis management, environmental countermeasures
and industrial development for the Asian region