15th Kawasaki International Eco-Business Forum

City of Kawasaki, based on its experience in the efforts to reduce pollution and excellent environmental technology accumulated through them, has been promoting international contributions for the rapidly industrializing cities of developing countries to build sustainable urban model of environmental and industrial harmony.
As an occasion for sharing information regarding cutting-edge environmental technologies, the 15th Kawasaki International Eco-Business Forum was held concurrently with 11th Kawasaki International Eco-Tech Fair, with the concept of promoting relationships of trust between participating cities and Kawasaki city

1 Date
10:45-17:15 , 7th (Thu) February 2019

2 Venue
Culttz Kawasaki (1-1-4 Fujimi, Kawasaki-ku, Kawasaki City)

3 Organizer
City of Kawasaki

4 Co-organizer
United Nations Environment Programme(UNEP)
National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)

5 Supported by
Non-Profit Organization Japan Association of Environment and Society for the 21th Century / Non-Profit Organization Liaison Center for Creation of Industry & Environment / Institute of Industrial Promotion Kawasaki / The Kawasaki Chamber of Commerce & Industry

6 Sponsoring Organizations
Ministry of the Environment / Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry / ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability  (ICLEI) / Global Environment Centre Foundation (GEC) / Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) / Japan Environmental Sanitation Center (JESC) /Overseas Environmental Cooperation Center , Japan(OECC)

7 Participants
UNEP / NIES / GEC / Austrian / Penang State Government (Malaysia) / Bandung City (Indonesia) / Bogor City (Indonesia) / Philippines / Korea and so on
Total number of participants: roughly 482 (Include 144 international participants from 6 cities abroad)

8 Program
【Keynote Speech1】
Keith Alverson, Director, International Environmental Technology Centre, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
「Building Urban Resilience」

Green Innovation of Circular Economy in Kawasaki and Asia

Efforts of Overseas Cities and Corporations in Kawasaki Towards the Environment and Business Symbiosis

【Keynote Speech2】
Takejiro Sueyoshi, Kawasaki International Environment Policy Advisor and Special Advisor to the UNEP Finance Initiative in the Asia Pacific region
「Role of Environmentally Advanced Cities for Global Society」

【Keynote Speech3】
Chiho Watanabe, President, National Institute for Environmental Studies
「New Era for Citizens as Game-changers -Emerging Responsibility in Environmental Society -」

【Session 3】
Progress Report and Future Prospects of JICA’s Grassroots Project on the Promotion of 3Rs System in Bandung City