18th Kawasaki International Eco-Business Forum

Under the forum theme entitled “Toward an Urban-Industrial Symbiosis: Circular Economy Strategy to Realize a Net-Zero Society,” participants shared the recent initiatives for carbon neutral which Kawasaki-based companies have implemented, the way the circular economy ought to be, and challenges to be addressed in order to achieve a “decarbonized/net-zero society in the future.

 Video of the entire forum


Opening greetings

FUKUDA Norihiko, Mayor of Kawasaki City

Keynote speech

Steven Stone,Deputy Director, Economy Division, UNEP
 ”Circularity to combat the triple planetary crisis”



Tsuyoshi FUJITA,  Professor of Department of Urban Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Tokyo University


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Kawasaki City


United Nations Environment Programme


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

Sponsoring Organizations

Ministry of the Environment / Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry / National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) / Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) / Global Environment Centre Foundation (GEC) / International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) / Japan Environmental Sanitation Center (JESC) / Overseas Environmental Cooperation Center, Japan (OECC)