Arab News Japan
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) have announced that it will host a virtual meeting entitled “Sustainable Recovery: TIME TO ACT” on February 17 to encourage cooperation on climate action.
The initiative aims to restore sustainable living practices, present measures to confront climate change and accelerate feasible actions for decarbonization through creating a worldwide movement to speed up climate action starting from Tokyo.
According to TMG, “Sustainable Recovery” is described as a new perspective designed to assist in the implementation of initiatives needed to restore Tokyo as a ‘resilient and inclusive’ city that grows in a sustainable manner while assisting in the improvement of its ability to respond to different crises that range from natural disasters and health, to the economy.
The event’s opening remarks will be presented by the Governor of Tokyo KOIKE Yuriko, who will also provide an introduction of the efforts that Tokyo has conducted to confront the climate crisis.
The kick-off meeting will feature series of lectures presented by 11 established leaders and experts from around the world who have begun implementing initiatives to tackle climate change issues such as: Michael R. Bloomberg, Founder of Bloomberg LP & Bloomberg Philanthropies, 108th Mayor of New York City; Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angels Chair of C40 Cities; Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris; Philipp Hildebrand Vice Chairman, BlackRock; David Rockefeller Jr., Director of Rockefeller Capital Management; Susan Rockefeller, Founder of Musings Magazine; Nigel Topping, COP26 High-Level Climate Action Champion; Ishii Naoko, Executive Vice President, Professor at the University of Tokyo Institute for Future Initiatives Director and Director of Center for Global Commons; Kawaguchi Mariko, Specially Appointed Professor, Rikkyo University Executive Advisor to CEO of Fuji Oil Holdings Inc; Takenaka Heizo, Professor Emeritus, Keio University Former Minister of State and Yoshitaka Mari, Principal Sustainability Strategist Deputy General Manager of Corporate Planning Dept. at Mitsubishi UFJ.
The “Sustainable Recovery: TIME TO ACT” meeting will extend from 9:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. (Japan Standard Time) and will be open to the public to attend online through the Tokyo Metropolitan Government website, which will provide simultaneous translation in both, Japanese and English.