Symposium Toward a 100% Renewable Energy Society

– Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives in Japan –

The Paris Agreement adopted in 2015 has boosted momentum for international efforts in addressing challenges of climate change especially through promoting renewable energy in Japan and around the world. This symposium will facilitate a dynamic discussion among renewable energy leaders both domestic and international to enhance efforts in wide-ranging sectors to accelerate the transition to sustainable energy. The symposium will serve as a multi-stakeholder Talanoa Dialogue* involving the national and local governments, industry, and NGOs. The venue is provided by the Chiba University of Commerce, the first university in Japan to formally commit to aim 100% renewable energy.

Cost: Free

Date: 13:00 – 16:30, Thursday, 23 August 2018 (Registration 12:30)

Venue: Room702, Building No.7, Chiba University of Commerce

Access: 1-3-1, Konodai, Ichikawa City, Chiba, Japan Access Map

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Co-organized by:

  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan
  • Ministry of the Environment, Japan
  • CAN-Japan
  • ICLEI Japan
  • Japan Climate Leaders’ Partnership (Japan-CLP)

Co-sponsored by:

  • Daiwa House Industry Co., Inc.
  • Shizen Energy Inc.

In Collaboration with:

  • Chiba University of Commerce
  • Climate Action Network International
  • Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
  • The Climate Group (TBC)
  • ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability (TBC)
  • We Mean Business (TBC)


*Simultaneous interpretation will be provided.
*Program to be updated.

  • Opening Remarks: Kazuyuki Nakane, State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan
  • Keynote Speech: TBC
  • Panel Discussion 1: “Expansion of 100% Renewable Energy Commitments in Japan and the World”
  • Panel Discussion 2: “Accelerating toward Energy Transition”
  • Closing Remarks: TBC, Ministry of the Environment, Japan

Panelists and Speakers (Subject to change)

  • Lasse Bruun, Global Head of Energy Transition, CAN International
  • Eri Nakajima, Vice Governor, Nagano Prefecture
  • Sachihiko Harashina, President, Chiba University of Commerce
  • Wael Hmaidan, Executive Director, CAN International
  • Tomoaki Ishigaki, Director, Climate Change Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan
  • Katsuhiro Koyama, General Manager, Environment Department, Daiwa House Industry, CO., Inc.
  • Kaori Miyake, Executive Officer, CSR & Communication, AEON, CO., LTD.
  • Noriaki Okura, Executive Director, Climate Change Policy Headquarters, City of Yokohama
  • TBC, Nagano Prefecture
  • TBC, Shizen Energy Inc.
  • TBC, International speaker

Contact: 100% RE Symposium Secretariat