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Eco2 2010 Yokohama: Agenda

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Key Documents from the Conference

Agenda and Presentations
(all links below are to pdf files)

Day 1


Welcome remarks

 Ms. Abha Joshi-Ghani
Urban Sector Manager, Urban and Local Government Unit, Finance, Economics and Urban Department (FEUUR), World Bank

Opening remarks

 Mr. Kenzo Oshima
Senior Vice President, JICA

Opening remarks

 Ms. Fumiko Hayashi
Mayor, City of Yokohama, Japan

Opening remarks

 Mr. Makoto Taketoshi
Vice-Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), Japan 
Keynote Speech
Sustainable Development in the Century of Urbanization 
 Ms. Inger Andersen
Vice President, Sustainable Development Network, World Bank
MOU Signing Ceremony
WB-New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)
 Ms. Inger Andersen
Vice President, SDN, World Bank
Mr. Seiji Murata
Chairman, NEDO
Eco2 Cities 
This session introduced the analytical and operational framework of Eco2 including its four principles and their application method, which help cities in developing countries achieve greater ecological and economic sustainability.
 Mr. Hiroaki Suzuki
Lead Urban Specialist, FEUUR, World Bank
Sustainable Green Growth Mr. Takeshi Hikihara
Ambassador/Secretary-General for the Japan APEC Meetings in 2010, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), Japan
Mr. Haruhisa Somaya
Councilor for APEC
Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI), Japan
Global Eco2 Cities
This session presented specific cases from global good practice cities and programs that are achieving ecological and economic sustainabiity in their local contexts.
 Chair: Mr. Vijay Jagannathan
Infrastructure Sector Manager, Tranport, Energy, Urban, Sustainable Development Unit, East Asia and Pacific Region (EASIN), World Bank
 Swedish SymbioCity Program (with reference to Stockholm and Malmo)  Mr. Ola Göransson
Deputy Director, Division for Sustainable Development, Ministry of the Environment, Sweden
 Integrated Transport-Land Use Planning, Curitiba, Brazil  Mr. Osvaldo Navaro Alves
Former President, Institute for Research and Urban Planning of Curitiba (IPPUC), Brazil
 Emerging Sustainable City in South Asia - Experiences of transformation and challenges, Ahmedabad, India  Mr. H. M. Shivanand Swamy
Professor and Associate Director, CEPT University, Ahmedabad, India
 Perspective of a Real Estate Developer in Asia  Dr. Alexis Onofre Corpuz
Vice President, Ayala Land Inc., Philippines
Programs Supporting Sustainable Urban Development
This session introduced innovative programs and approaches to support sustainable urban development by bilateral and multilateral agencies.
 Chair: Mr. William Cobbett
Manager, Cities Alliance
 ADB Program  Mr. Norio Saito
Senior Urban Development Specialist, Urban Development Division, South Asia Department, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Ms. Priyanka Sood
Urban Development Speciaist, Regional and Sustainable Infrastructure Division, Regional and Sustainable Development Department, ADB
 JICA Program  Mr. Akihito Sanjo
Director, Urban and Regional Development Division 2, Economic Infrastructure Department
 CLC Program  Mr. Hsing Yao Cheng
Deputy Executive Director, Centre for Liveable Cities, Singapore
 Promotion of Environmentally Sustainable Cities Under the Framework of th East Asia Summit  Mr. Akira Nitta
Director, International Cooperation Office, International Strategy Bureau, Ministry of the Environment (MOE), Japan
Mr. Toshizo Maeda
Senior Researcher/Acting Director, Kitakyushu Urban Centre, Institute for Global Environmental Stratgies (IGES), Japan
East Asia Eco2 Pilot Operations
This session aimed to learn from cities in East Asia, where the World Bank has initiated preparations for pilot Eco2 operations (Indonesia, Philippines, and Vietnam), about their experiences in formulating Eco2 projects: their visions, objectives, plans, institutional settings, and challenges at the initial stage of Eco2 project perparation.
 Chair: Mr. Vector Vergara
Urban Sector Leader, EASIN, World Bank
Mr. Arish Dastur
Urban Specialist, EASIN, World Bank
 Indonesia's Urban Development Towards Inclusive and Sustainable Economic Growth  Mr. Peter Ellis
Senior Urban Economist, Indonesia Sustainable Development Unit (EASIS), World Bank
 Indonesian Government  Mr. Max Hasudungan Pohan
Deputy Minister for Regional and Local Autonomy, Bappenas/State Ministry of National Development Planning
 Best Practice City Sharing: Waste Management Model, Surabaya Case Study  Mr. Ifron Hadi S.
Head of International Relations, Cooperation Division, Surabaya City Government
 Introduction of the Philippines' Eco2 Pilot Operations  Ms. Yan Zhang
Country Sector Coordinator, Philippines Sustainable Development Unit (EASPS), World Bank
 Towards Sustainable Urban Development in the Philippines  Mr. Nestor R. Mijares IV
Deputy Director-General of the National Economic Development Authority, Government of the Philippines
 Philippine City  Mr. Ramon Asprer
Chief of the Urban Poor Affairs Office, Quezon City
 Private Sector Participation in Urban Renewal in the Philippines: Challenges and Conditions  Dr. Alexis Onofre Corpuz
Vice President, Ayala Land Inc., Philippines
 Introduction of Vietnam  Mr. Andre Bald
Sr. Infrastructure Specialist, World Bank
 Urban Development Strategy for Vietnam Cities System to 2050  Mr. Ngo Trung Hai
General Director, Vietnam Institute for Architecture, Urban and Rural Planning, Ministry of Construction, Vietnam

Can Tho: Planning and Sustainable Development 

 Mr. Nguyen Thanh Son
Vice Chairman, Can Tho City People's Committee

Day 2

Plenary 1: Eco2 Operations Guide
This session presents the outline of a practical and user-friendly operations guide currently being developed. It explains how to develop and implement Eco2 operations, taking into account specific local conditions and needs.

 Mr. Sebastian Moffatt
Eco2 Advisor, Consensus Institute

Plenary 2: Japanese Program for Sustainable Urban Development
This session introduces Japanese experiences with sustainable urban development and innovative systems and technologies that contribute to the development of highly energy/resource efficient and lowcarbon economies and societies.

 Chair. Mr. Hironori Hamanaka
Chair, Board of Directors, Institute for Global Environment Strategies (IGES), Japan
 Summary of the Study of Japanese Experiences on Sustainable Urban Development 

Dr. Shizuo Iwata
Director, ALMEC

 Low-carbon City Development Guidance Mr. Shuichi Kamata
Senior Deputy Director, City Planning Division, City and Regional Development Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), Japan 
 Sharing Economy and Co-Creation Society -- A Vision from 2050 WG  Mr. Shinsuke Ito
Deputy Director, Infrastructure and Advanced Systems Promotion Office, Manufacturing Industries Bureau,Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Breakout A: Experiences of the Japanese Cities
Japanese cities have experienced rapid urbanization with hight population density and have developed in geographical/climatic conditions vulnerable to natural disasters.This session aimed to learn fro mJapan's experiences that are relevant to cities in developing countries undergoing similar experiences.
 Chair: Dr. Shizuo Iwata
Director, ALMEC Corporation
Gray to Green
This session discussed how two heavily polluted industrial cities have transformed their cities and economies to become technology- and knowledge-oriented, clean cities, leading the world in building low-carbon societies.
 Kitakyushu City's Approach to a Low-carbon Society  Ms. Mayumi Oda
Director, International Environmental Strategies Division, Environment Bureau, City of Kitakyushu, Japan
 Environmental Technology from Kawasaki to the World  Mr. Yukihiro Koizumi
Director General, Economic and Labor Affairs Bureau, City of Kawasaki, Japan
Innovative and Liveable Cities
This session introduced the cases of three innovative and liveable cities (Yokohama and Toyama have been nominated as Eco-Model Cities by the Japanese government, and Koshigaya Lake Town has been awarded the Build Project Gold Award from LivCom Award 2009), which are achieving environmental and economic sustainability by adopting innovative urban designs and management practices.
 Yokohama: Dynamic, Creative and Smart City achieved through City and Citizen Partnership  Mr. Tetsuya Nakajima
Director, Climate Change Policy Headquarters, City of Yokohama, Japan
 Toyama's Response to Demographic Evolution: Developing Transport-oriented, Compact, and Livable Cities  Mr. Kazuo Matamoto
Manager, Urban Policy Division, City Improvement Department, City of Toyama, Japan
 Smart and Sustainable Urban Life with the Lake, Koshigaya Lake Town  Mr. Shigeru Mahimo
VDirector, New Town Development Department, Saitama Regional Branch Office, Urban Renaissance Agency, Japan
Knowledge and Technology of the Private Sector
Japans CO2 emission per GDP is the lowest among the G7 countries. Japan's private sector maintains a high reputation for cutting-edge technology and practical systems in the areas of pollution control, energy efficiency, and GHG reduction. This session introduced knowledge and technology relevant to sustainable urban development and GHG reduction and explores the roles of the private sector in achieving a sustainable urban development.
 Chair: Mr. Yoshiaki Ohisa
Director General, International Affairs Department, New Energy and Industrial Technology Organization (NEDO), Japan
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy  
 Smart & Compact Community -- A Key Concept of Recent Urban Deelopment for Developing Countries  Mr. Akitoshi Yokota
Group Leader, Smart City Developent Group, Urban & Infrastructure Development Department, Business, Promotion & Execution Division, JGC Corporation
 Approach to the Smart House and Community  Mr. Fumio Kimura
Superintendent, Comprehensive Housing R&D Institute, Sekisui Housee
 Shimizu Carbon Management Approach--from Microgrid to Smartgrid  Mr. Atsushi Denda
Deputy Director, Institute of Technology, Shimizu Corporation
Resource Efficiency  
 Contribution of Kawasaki Green Technologies to the Global Environment  Mr.Takashi Shimakawa
Senior Associate Officer, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.
 Decentralized Water Supply System Utilizing Rainwater and Wastewater  Mr. Atsushi Okamoto
DGeneral Manager, Engineering Department, International Business in Environmental Solution Sector, JFE Engineering Corporation
Plenary 4: Lessons Learned for Pilot Eco2 Cities
This session reviews the discussions from the two breakout sessions.
 Chair: Prof. Ryokichi Hirono
Counselor, IGES / Professor Emeritus, Seikei University
 Report on Session 3A on Japanese Cities  Dr. Shizuo Iwata
Director, ALMEC Corporation
 Report on Session 3B on Private Sector Contribution  Mr. Yoshiaki Ohisa
Director General, International Affairs Department, NEDO, Japan
Plenary 5: Adaptation to Climate Change: Coastal City Study
Coastal cities are highly vulnerable to a range of cliamte-related risks including accelerated sea level rise, increased temperature and precipitation, and increased frequency and intensity of extreme events. This session presented the major findings from city case studies andhighlights the importance of addressing climate-related risks as part of urban planning consisten with the Fourth Principle of Eco2, ie., and investment framework that values sustainability an dresiliency.
 Chair and Moderator: Mr. James Warren Evans
Sector Director, Environment Department, World Bank
 Opening Remarks Mr. Hiroto Arakawa
Senior Special Advisor, JICA
 Climate Risks and Adaptation in Asian Coastal Mega Cities  Dr. Megumi Muto
Research Fellow, JICA Research Institute
 Makassar City 2030: Towards the World City with Local Wisdom  

Ilham Arief Sirajuddin
Mayor of Makassar, Indonesia

 Panel/Open Discussions: Climate-resilient City Planning and Development Dr. Megumi Muto
Research Fellow, JICA Research Institute
Dr. Kensuke Fukushi
Associate Professor, Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S), University of Tokyo
Representatives from coastal mega-cities
 Closing remarks 

Mr. James Warren Evans
Sector Director, Environment Department, World Bank

Plenary 6: City-to-City Collaboration
This session discussed the value of city-to-city collaboration in the areas of knowledge sharing and capacity building to promote sustainable urban development and enhance such collaboration.

Chair: Mr. William Cobbett
Manager, Cities Alliance

International Academic Consortium for Sustainable Cities (IACSC)  

Mr. Tsutomu Fuse
President, Yokohama City University (YCU), Japan

Exchange of MOU
World Bank-YCU/IACSC

Ms. Abha Joshi-Ghani
Urban Sector Manager, World Bank
Mr. Tsutomu Fuse
President, Yokohama City niversity (YCU), Japan

Yokohama's City-to-City Collaboration: Experiences and Prospects, Working with Private Sector, International Networks, and Academe  

Mr. Toru Hashimoto
Senior Project Manager, Co-Governance and Creation Task Force, City of Yokohama, Japan

Network of Cities for Sustainable Urban Development  

Ms. Mary Jane Ortega
Secretary General, CITYNET

Closing Session
Message from the Next Generation  

Members of Blue Seminar
Yokohama City University (YCU), Japan

Yokohama Declaration Presentation 


Ms. Fumiko Hayashi
Mayor, City of Yokohama, Japan

Appreciation from World Bank / JICA / Yokohama / MLIT-Eco2 2010 Yokohama Joint Committee 

Mr. Hiroaki Suzuki
Lead Urban Specialist, FEUUR, World Bank

Closing remarks 

Mr. Hiroto Arakawa
Senior Special Advisor, JICA

Closing remarks 

Ms. Abha Joshi-Ghani
Urban Sector Manager, World Bank



Day 3 (Workshop for East Asia Pilot Eco2 Cities)

  • Follow-up Action Plans
    This session was limited to participants from three East Asia & Pacific countries and co-organizers.


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