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Announcing the TIME TO ACT: Climate Action Forum

October 7, 2021 GMT

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 6, 2021--

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government is developing the “TIME TO ACT” climate action movement to accelerate viable decarbonization efforts.

The TIME TO ACT: Climate Action Forum, which will be held right before COP26, will focus on discussion of definitive actions to halve CO2 emissions by the year 2030.

In the high level session, leaders from various fields will convene to share their perspectives on accelerating efforts to curb climate change as we head into 2030.

Afterwards, experts from cities and businesses that are introducing progressive initiatives regarding hydrogen and buildings will present, followed by discussions regarding findings and future courses of action.

The conference will be live streamed and can be viewed at the address below:
https://www.time-to-act.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/en/forum

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Click here to view the event flyer.
https://www.time-to-act.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/wp/wp-content/themes/timetoact/pdf/brochure_forum_en.pdf

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[Outlines]

Date & Time: Thursday, October 14th, 2021 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm (JST) ( in your timezone )

Theme: TIME TO ACT: Climate Action Forum ~Accelerating Efforts Toward “Carbon Half” by 2030~

Program:

Moderator: Mr. UCHIDA Togo, Executive Director, ICLEI Japan

From 7:00 pm (JST)

1.

Opening remarks

 

Ms. KOIKE Yuriko, Governor of Tokyo

2.

Opening speech

 

Mr. Eric GARCETTI, Mayor of Los Angeles

3.

High Level Session

 

 Theme: Accelerating Efforts Toward “Carbon Half” by 2030

 

Speaker:

 

Ms. KOIKE Yuriko, Governor of Tokyo

 

Mr. Anies BASWEDAN, Governor of Jakarta

 

Mr. Børge BRENDE, President, World Economic Forum

 

Ms. Carolyn DAVIDSON, Her Majesty’s Consul-General, British Consulate-General Osaka

 

Mr. SUEYOSHI Takejiro, Representative, Japan Climate Initiative; Special Advisor to UNEP Finance Initiative in the Asia Pacific Region

From 8:00 pm (JST)

4.

Workshop #1: Hydrogen

 

Theme: Promotion of social implementation of hydrogen mobility toward making practical use of hydrogen-related technologies

 

Speaker: Representatives from the Tokyo Government, the Queensland Government, the private sector, etc.

From 9:00 pm (JST)

5.

Workshop #2: Buildings

 

Theme: Pursuing sustainable buildings and finance interactively

 

Speaker: Representatives from the Tokyo Government, the City of New York, C40, the private sector, etc.

 

 

Format: Online, Live broadcasting

*A recording will be posted on our website

( https://www.time-to-act.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/en/forum ) after the forum.

Language: English and Japanese *Simultaneous Japanese- English interpretation will be provided

Host: Tokyo Metropolitan Government

Supporting Partners: C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group

ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability

 

 

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CONTACT: Misaki SHISHIDO, Takumi NIINO

International Relations, Policy Planning Section,

Bureau of Environment, Tokyo Metropolitan Government

Email:S0000721@section.metro.tokyo.jp

TEL +81-3-5388-3501

KEYWORD: CALIFORNIA AUSTRALIA/OCEANIA JAPAN SOUTH KOREA IRELAND AUSTRALIA NORTH AMERICA UNITED STATES ASIA PACIFIC UNITED KINGDOM EUROPE INDONESIA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY ENVIRONMENT ALTERNATIVE ENERGY ENERGY BUILDING SYSTEMS OTHER TRANSPORT URBAN PLANNING TRANSPORT

SOURCE: Tokyo Metropolitan Government

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