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TOKYO: ICAP Tokyo Symposium 2017

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) will hold the ICAP Tokyo Symposium 2017 jointly with the International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP) to share examples of effective climate change countermeasures that have been promoted inside and outside Japan, including emissions trading schemes.

TMG introduced the Tokyo Cap-and-Trade Program targeting large-sized facilities in FY2010, and since then it has made great achievements.

Since the Paris Agreement took effect, both developed and developing countries have strengthened climate change countermeasures to achieve their common objective, and efforts have been accelerated in Asia as well.

At the symposium, ICAP members and policy-makers from local governments in Asian countries, as well as in Japan, will gather to share achievements of advanced projects or know-how with a view to disseminating and expanding emissions trading schemes.

About ICAP
ICAP was established in 2007 with the purpose of establishing international cooperation in the dissemination of emissions trading schemes by countries and public organizations and sharing technical discussions and opinions. Thirty-one countries and states, many of whom are from Europe and North America, have joined (as of May 1, 2017), and Tokyo became a member for the first time as a city in 2009.


ICAP Tokyo Symposium 2017

1. Date & Time
June 14 (Wed.), 2017 10:00 - 17:15 (doors open at 9:30)

2. Place
Park Hyatt Tokyo 39F The Ballroom (3-7-1-2, Nishi-shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan)

3. Program
Please see the program below (simultaneous Japanese-English translation will be available)

4. Attendance and registration
200 people (On a first-come, first-served basis, free admission)
Enter the required fields (your name, organization, contact (e-mail address and telephone No.) in the application form via the below URL.

Registration deadline: May 28 (Sun.)

5. Other
Workshops given by ICAP members will be held on June 15 and 16, 2017.
These workshops are not open to the public.

Emissions Cap and Trade Section, Climate Change & Energy Division, Bureau of Environment
Tel: (+81)3-5388-3465 / Email: S0213202@section.metro.tokyo.jp

Program (tentative)

JUNE 14 (Wed.)

10:00 - 10:20 Welcome remarks

  • Ms. Yuriko Koike, Governor of Tokyo
  • Co-chair, ICAP

10:20 - 11:20 Keynote lecture

  • Mr. Hironori Hamanaka, Chair of the Board of Directors, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
  • Representative from ICAP

11:20 - 12:00 

Projects by top-level facilities (excellent facilities in terms of global warming countermeasures)

  • Shimizu Corporation

Corporate efforts to realize a low carbon society

  • Ricoh Company Ltd (member company of Japan Climate Leaders’ Partnership)

12:00 - 13:15 Intermission

13:15 - 14:20 Session 1 - Latest trends in emissions trading schemes in Europe and North America

  • Moderator: Ms. Yukari Takamura, professor, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University
  • Panelists: Policy makers from EU, RGGI*1, and WCI*2

14:20 - 15:30 Session 2 - Creating a low carbon society in Asia

  • Moderator: Mr. Junichi Fujino, principal researcher, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies.
  • Panelists: Policy makers from China, Korea, Iskandar region (Malaysia), and Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)

15:30 - 15:50 Intermission

15:50 - 17:00 Session 3 - Projects by Japanese cities

  • Moderator: Mr. Hikaru Kobayashi,Project professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University
  • Panelists: Policy makers from Saitama Prefecture, Nagano Prefecture, Yokohama City, Osaka City, Ministry of the Environment, and Tokyo Metropolitan Government

17:00 - Summary/closing

NOTE: Attendees of the symposium will visit some top-level facilities in Tokyo on the morning of June 15 (Thurs.) (These visits are not open to the general public.)

10:00 - 12:00 Visits to top-level facilities

  • Tokyo SKYTREE Town
  • Tokyo SKYTREE area heat supply facilities

*1 RGGI (Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative)
RGGI is the ETS in North-East of America consisting of Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

*2 WCI (Western Climate Initiative)
The WCI is an initiative of American state and Canadian provincial governments. It consists of California, Quebec, Manitoba, and Ontario.