Achieving Carbon Neutrality in Cities
2021-10-19 09:30 - 11:00
Cities, which account for two-thirds of energy consumption and generate 70% of greenhouse gas emissions, play a critical role in global decarbonisation. Since 2020, 733 cities participated in the Race to Zero, a global campaign to commit zero carbon emissions by 2050, and more cities are setting the goal of carbon neutrality by 2050 even before the national governments set the zero-carbon target.
At regional and national level, initiatives to encourage and support forerunner cities have been launched/planned, such as European Union’s “100 climate neutral cities by 2030” and “100 leading decarbonisation regions” in the Roadmap for Local Decarbonisation of Japan formulated in June 2021. On the other hand, cities have to make rapid and far-reaching transitions in various aspects to achieve zero-carbon goal, and the task is not easy for many cities.
This webinar organised as a part of the International Urban and Regional Cooperation (IURC) aims to share how cities try to transform themselves to zero-carbon and discuss how city and regional cooperation can help to help cities to achieve the ambitious goal.
|9:30 am (CET)
4:30 pm (JST)
|Opening Remarks (EUD)
Michel Mouchiroud, Delegation of the EU to Thailand
|9:35 am (CET)
4:35 pm (JST)
|Background to the webinar
Prof. Hidefumi Imura, IURC Asia-Australasia
|9:40 am (CET)
4:40 pm (JST)
|Setting the scene: zero carbon movement- International Trend and multi-governance in Japan
Mr. Togo Uchida, Executive Director, ICLEI-Japan
|9:55 am (CET)
4:55 pm (JST)
|City Panel – actions, challenges, and opportunities of mutual learning
(*) Head of International Projects, Senate of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg
(**) Deputy Head, Hamburg Ministry for Environment, Climate, Energy and Agriculture
Moderator: Yatsuka Kataoka, IGES/IURC-Japan
|10:55 am (CET)
5:55 pm (JST)
|Summary, next steps and closing remarks
Pablo Gándara, Team Leader, IURC Asia-Australasia
|11:00 am (CET)
6:00 pm (JST)
|Closure of Meeting|
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