Symposium  Toward a 100% Renewable Energy Society
– Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives in Japan –

July 2,2018

The Paris Agreement adopted in 2015 has boosted momentum for international efforts in addressing challenges of climate change especially through promoting renewable energy in Japan and around the world. This symposium will facilitate a dynamic discussion among renewable energy leaders both domestic and international to enhance efforts in wide-ranging sectors to accelerate the transition to sustainable energy. The symposium will serve as a multi-stakeholder Talanoa Dialogue* involving the national and local governments, industry, and NGOs. The venue is provided by the Chiba University of Commerce, the first university in Japan to formally commit to aim 100% renewable energy.

* The Talanoa Dialogue ( is a process leading up to COP24 in 2018 to help countries implement and enhance their Nationally Determined Contributions under the UNFCCC by 2020.


When:13:00 – 16:30, Thursday, 23 August 2018 (Registration 12:30)

Where:Room702, Building No.7, Chiba University of Commerce
Access: 1-3-1, Konodai, Ichikawa City, Chiba, Japan


Registration:Please use the following form.

Co-organized by
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan
Ministry of the Environment, Japan
Japan Climate Leaders’ Partnership (Japan-CLP)

Co-sponsored by
Daiwa House Industry Co., Inc.
Shizen Energy Inc.

In Collaboration with
Chiba University of Commerce
Climate Action Network International
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
The Climate Group (TBC)
ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability (TBC)
We Mean Business (TBC)

(Simultaneous interpretation will be provided)
(Program to be updated. The latest program can be found here.(

  • Opening Remarks: Kazuyuki Nakane, State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan
  • Keynote Speech: TBC
  • Panel Discussion 1: “Expansion of 100% Renewable Energy Commitments in Japan and the World”
  • Panel Discussion 2: “Accelerating toward Energy Transition”
  • Closing Remarks: TBC, Ministry of the Environment, Japan

Panelists and Speakers (Subject to change)
Lasse Bruun, Global Head of Energy Transition, CAN International
Sachihiko Harashina, President, Chiba University of Commerce
Wael Hmaidan, Executive Director, CAN International
Tomoaki Ishigaki, Director, Climate Change Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan
Katsuhiro Koyama, General Manager, Environment Department, Daiwa House Industry, CO., Inc.
Kaori Miyake, Executive Officer, CSR & Communication, AEON, CO., LTD.
Eri Nakajima, Vice Governor, Nagano Prefecture
Noriaki Okura, Executive Director, Climate Change Policy Headquarters, City of Yokohama
TBC, Nagano Prefecture
TBC, Shizen Energy Inc.
TBC, International speaker


100% RE Symposium Secretariat