Webinar #9: 13 June 2017
City-to-city networking is seen as a key to building the capacities of sustainable cities in Asia-Pacific.
This webinar was run in partnership with the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), which shared their initiatives on sustainable cities and city-to-city networking. It aimed for the participants to:
- Understand the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as an effective guide in urban planning and development; and
- Be aware of cases from Japans’ “FutureCity” Initiative, wherein cities use the SDGs as framework in city management.
Junichi Fujino is IGES's Principal Researcher and Senior Coordinator for Urban Taskforce. He was lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation. Recently, he is serving as a member of joint committee on Japanese INDC (Intended Nationally Determined Contributions), as well as an advisory committee member of the Japanese government's “FutureCity” initiatives. Fujino received his B.S/M.S/Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tokyo.
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