This seminar looks at ways to facilitate economic growth in Asia while improving living standards. Representatives from cities across the region will discuss leap-frogging and environmentally-friendly strategies when transitioning to a low-carbon and recycling based society. The aim is to develop a network that will allow knowledge transfer between cities, introducing Japan's low-carbon technologies and a new Japanese crediting mechanism (i.e. Joint Crediting Mechanism.)
This meeting intends to: (1) introduce successful case studies on low-carbon city developments that were made possible through city to city partnerships (e.g. Surabaya City in Indonesia, Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, Iskandar City in Malaysia);(2) offer insights into assistance given to Japanese businesses overseas by Japan's national and local governments, as well as the respective learning platforms for academia, municipalities and the business community;
(3) discuss barriers and countermeasures when promoting technological transfer for low-carbon development.
Date and Time
Oct. 22 2013 9:00-12:00 (Reception 8:30 -)
PACIFICO YOKOHAMA, Conference Center 5F
1-1-1 Minato Mirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama 220-0012, Japan >>access
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
Ministry of the Environment, Japan
Public participants are requested to register prior to the event.
Please send an E-mail stating your full name, position held, organisation, and contact information (email or telephone) to:
IGES Climate Change and Energy Area at firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Date: Oct. 16, 2013
Free of charge
English /Japanese with simultaneous interpretation