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Conference Outline

More than 140 countries have announced 2050 net zero emission/carbon neutral so far. However, tangible discussion on how to achieve these goals are still immature. In our pathway to these goals, we are surrounded by unresolved discussions such as (1) what the market should be like for green products to be recognized as a "value", (2) what is "value" and how should it be evaluated, and (3) how should we be cooperating internationally. Achieving our ambitious goals affects each and every one of our social lives. At the Global GX Conference (GGX), we will discuss for the first time, how we can envisage the change in society and how to drive economic growth and development through emissions mitigation, in other words global Green Transformation (GX).

In order to deepen these discussions, the Global GX Conference will feature high-level speeches from industry, government, and academia, as well as events and panel discussions on the issues raised above.

"How can we create a society where people want to buy green products because they are 'high quality' and 'accessible'?", "How can the diffusion of green products be recognized as a value?", and "What international cooperation is required to promote climate action?". These a some of the guiding questions we would like to deepen our discussion during the conference.

Date 7 October, 2022, 13:00-18:30 (JST)
Venue Iino Hall & Conference Center (Tokyo, Japan)
Conference Format Onsite & Live Online
Hosted by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

If you wish to join the conference, please register from the button on the right.

Registration Deadline:October 3 (Mon), 2022 (JST)

Timetable [ As of 1 October 2022 ]

13:00-13:30

Opening Session

  • Keynote Speeches

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

WBCSD

Peter Bakker

President and CEO
United States

John Kerry

Special Presidential Envoy for Climate 
European Commission

Frans Timmermans

Executive Vice-President
OECD

Mathias Cormann

Secretary-General
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Rt Hon. Lord Callanan

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Business, Energy and Corporate Responsibility), Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
IEA

Fatih Birol

Executive Director
13:30-13:50

FMC in Japan

  • Opening Remarks
  • Remarks from the Host Country
  • Panel Discussion with FMC Participating Companies/Countries
  • Photo Session
WEF

Nancy Gillis

Programme Head, Climate Action and First Movers Coalition

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

United States

Philip Roskamp

Acting Deputy Chief of Mission
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.

Toshiaki Tanaka

Representative Director, Executive Vice President
13:50-14:00

Break

14:00-15:15

Panel Discussion 1 (Designing a Green Market)

  • Keynote Speech, Panel Discussion
CSIS

Jane Nakano

Senior Fellow
European Commission

Ms. Beatriz Yordi

Director of Carbon Markets Clean Mobility,Directorate-General for Climate Action
WEF

Nancy Gillis

Programme Head, Climate Action and First Movers Coalition
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.

Toshiaki Tanaka

Representative Director, Executive Vice President
JFE Steel Corporation

Hiroyuki Tezuka

Fellow
15:15-15:30

Break

15:30-16:45

Panel Discussion 2 (Standards and Evaluations Promoting Green Products/Services)

  • Keynote Speech, Panel Discussion
The University of Tokyo

Jun Arima

Project Professor, The University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Public Policy
Panasonic Holdings Corporation

Tatsuo Ogawa

Executive Officer
WBCSD

Peter Bakker

President and CEO
Schneider Electric

Xavier Denoly

Senior Vice President Sustainability Development, Strategy & Sustainability
BofA Securities Japan Co., Ltd.

Reiko Hayashi

Director and Deputy President
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

Shinichi Kihara

Deputy Director-General for Technology and Environment
16:45-17:00

Break

17:00-18:15

Panel Discussion 3 (International Cooperation for Developing a Green Society)

  • Keynote Speech, Panel Discussion
Waseda University

Toshi H Arimura

Professor
Resources for the Future

Raymond J. Kopp

Senior Fellow
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

Hirohide Hirai

Vice-Minister for International Affairs
Germany

Birgit Schwenk

Director-General for Climate Action, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action
WBCSD

Peter Bakker

President and CEO
Toyota Motor Corporation

Takao Aiba

Project General Manager, Environment Affairs and Engineering Management Division
18:15-18:30

Closing Remarks

  • Discussion Summary