GCoM Badge Ceremony 2024 and Signatory Municipality Practice Report (30 May 2024, online)



The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy is the world’s movement for promoting local climate and energy actions, aiming for sustainable energy promotion, drastic greenhouse gas emissions reduction, and adaptation to climate change impacts, at the same time mayors pledge their contribution to the achievement of Paris Agreement goals and setting local action plan.
As of April 2024, there are 48 signatory municipalities in Japan. In 2023, 13 of these municipalities submitted monitoring reports, and three were newly awarded compliant badges by the GCoM Global Secretariat. At this event, these advanced municipalities will be awarded their compliant badges. They will report on their activities, share experiences, and exchange opinions with other cities.

Event Overview

Date: 30 May 2024, 10:00-12:00
Venue: Auditorium, European Union Delegation to Japan (Tokyo)
Format: Hybrid (In-person and online)
Organizer: GCoM Japan Secretariat, Nagoya University
Language: Simultaneous Japanese-English interpretation available


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    1. Opening Remarks
      Masao TAKANO
      Director, Education and Research Center for Sustainable Co-Development (SusCoDe), Professor, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University
    2. GCoM Global/Japan 2023 Report
      Peter HAEMS GCoM Global Secretariat (video)
      Noriko SUGIYAMA Secretary-General, GCoM Japan Secretariat, Designated Professor, SusCoDe, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University
    3. Badge Ceremony: 3 municipalities are newly delivered compliant badges.
      Presenter: H.E. Jean-Eric Paquet Ambassador of the European Union to Japan

      Kenya KATAYAMA Mayor of Niseko Town (Hokkaido)
      Takahiro KATSURAGAWA Mayor of Kameoka City (Kyoto pref.)
      Shoichiro CHIDA Vice Mayor of Kamakura City (Kanagawa pref.)
    4. Panel discussion with Mayors
    5. Relay Talk from signatory municipalities
      The municipalities that submitted the monitoring report in 2023 and delivered or updated the compliant badges will introduce their countermeasures.

      Order of appearance: Hiroshima City(online),Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Yokohama City, Toyama City, Tokorozawa City, Niseko Town, Kamakura City, Kameoka City
    6. Wrap-up and Closing Remarks
      Colette O’DRISCOLL
      Programme Manager, Service for Foreign Policy Instruments (FPI), Delegation of the European Union to Japan

    Akiko HASEGAWA
    GCoM Japan Secretariat, Designated Professor, SusCoDe, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University,

    Contact Information

    GCoM Japan Secretariat
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