ISAP2015 Parallel Session

Role of Cities under International Framework
beyond Paris COP21

Today, 71% of energy-origin CO2 is emitted from cities, and cities play a critical role as the implementing bodies of various low-carbon and climate resilient development initiatives. The objective of this session is to share common understanding on the conditions that enable cities to address climate change under international frameworks including promotion of city-to-city collaboration and how cities could enhance their competitiveness, and to accelerate the growth of urban economies while mitigating the risks brought about by climate change. The session first reviews the impact of climate change on cities focusing on situations in Asia, as well as how cities are voicing and gaining a stronger presence in recent international processes. The panel session will discuss why cities are important today under the international process and what the challenges and opportunities are, as well as looking at the enabling conditions to promote transformative actions for cities.

Speakers

[Keynote Speakers]

Building scientific basis for city action – Climate change impact to cities.
Chin Siong Ho,
Professor, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia / Director of UTM Low Carbon Asia Research Centre
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[Speakers]

Scaling up demonstration project to transformative action ‐ Lessons from the current city‐to city collaborations
Masakazu Okuno,
Manager for Development Cooperation Division, International Affairs Bureau, City of Yokohama
PDF (1.5MB)
Collaborative Actions of Cities: Tokyo's Experience
Yuko Nishida,
Bureau of Environment, Tokyo Metropolitan Government
PDF (1.9MB)
Cities in International Process
Haruka Miki,
Policy Researcher, Climate and Energy Area, IGES
PDF (442KB)

[Discussants]

Chin Siong Ho, Professor, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia / Director of UTM Low Carbon Asia Research Centre
Tetsuya Nakajima, Executive Director for Development Cooperation, International Affairs Bureau, City of Yokohama
Kitakyushu City's Activities for Low-carbonization in Asia
Kengo Ishida,
Chief Executive, Environment Bureau, City of Kitakyushu
PDF (1.9MB)
Yuko Nishida, Bureau of Environment, Tokyo Metropolitan Government
ICLEI - the global cities network
Takashi Otsuka,
Director, ICLEI Japan Office, ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability
PDF (320MB)
Match maker is needed for promoting local initiatives
Kazuhisa Koakutsu,
Leader / Principal Policy Researcher, Climate and Energy Area, IGES
PDF (112KB)

[Moderator]

Junichi Fujino, Senior Researcher, Center for Social and Environmental Systems Research, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)
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Date & Time 29 July 2015, 15:45-17:15 Language English /Japanese
Venue Room503, Pacifico Yokohama Conference Center Session No. PL-10

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