Zero Carbon City International Forum 2023
Japan and YouTube Live
01 March 2023

ICLEI and IGES will co-host the “Zero Carbon City International Forum 2023”, organised by the Ministry of the Environment (MOE), Japan and the Office of Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, the United States of America on March 1, to accelerate subnational climate actions globally by sharing leading practices across borders.

This year, the forum intends to discuss measures to promote cooperation between national and subnational governments, given the upcoming “G7 Ministers’ Meeting on Climate, Energy and Environment in Sapporo” to be held on April 15 and 16, 2023. The forum also aims to expand and widely disseminate integrated urban initiatives through sharing advanced practices on net-zero transition, resilience and multiple benefits.

Time Table/YouTube Archaive
  • 9:30-12:00 (JST) Part 1:Opening and High-Level Sessions (Tokyo + Online)
    • Opening remarks
    • Keynote Speeches: Subnational climate actions, a key for the net zero agenda
    • High-level session 1: Urban transformation and the role of national government
    • High-level session 2: Cities’ commitments to net zero
    • Panel discussion: promoting urban initiatives
  • 15:00-17:30 (JST) Part 2: High-Level Seminar on Sustainable Cities (Online)
    • Keynote presentations: City-to-city collaboration, as a way to enhance urban sustainability
    • Session 1: Synergies with the circular economy
    • Session 2: Synergies with a nature positive economy
    • Summary Session
    • 18:00-20:30 (JST) Part 3: Thematic Sessions (Online)
    • Keynote presentation: Key takeaway from the Summary for Urban Policymakers (SUP) report
    • Session 1-1: Synergies of decarbonization and resilience
    • Session 1-2: Synergies of decarbonization and digital technology

      * This recording video will be uploaded on April.
    • Session 2: Strengthening multi-level cooperation
    • Summary session
The programme is here.
Zero Carbon City International Forum 2023
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European Secretariat
Leopoldring 3
79098 Freiburg, Germany
Brussels Office
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1040 Bruxelles
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East Asia Secretariat
14/F, Seoul Global Center Building, 38 Jongno, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea (110-110)
Japan Office
1-14-2 Nishi-Shimbashi,
Tokyo, Japan 105-0003
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Kaohsiung City 812
Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Korea Office
(16429) 3F, Suwon Research Institute,
126, Suin-ro, Gwonseon-gu, Suwon-si,
Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea
USA Office
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Suite 901
Denver, Colorado
USA 80202
Canada Office
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Studio 204
Toronto, Ontario
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São Paulo / SP - Brazil
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South and Southeast Asia
South Asia Secretariat
Ground Floor, NSIC-STP Complex NSIC Bhawan, Okhla Industrial Estate New Delhi – 110020, India
Southeast Asia Secretariat
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