International Conference
"Beyond London, Onward to more Sustainable Olympics in Tokyo"

WWF Japan and Japan Renewable Energy Foundation issue a joint statement for the delivery of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Joint Statement "Beyond London, Onward to more Sustainable Olympics in Tokyo"

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Interview with Mr. Shaun McCarthy OBE (17 minutes)


Time Contents
Opening Remarks
Ryuji Tsutsui, CEO, WWF Japan
13:35 - 14:15
Keynote Speech 1
“Message from London 2012 to Tokyo 2020: How London achieved the most sustainable Olympic games ever”
Shaun McCarthy OBE, Director, Action Sustainability, Former Chair, Commission for a Sustainable London 2012DL
14:15 - 14:35
Keynote Speech 2
“Tokyo 2020 and its goals”
Takejiro Sueyoshi, Special Advisor to UNEP Finance Initiative in the Asia Pacific region Vice Chair of Executive Board, Japan Renewable Energy Foundation
14:35 - 14:45
“Recommendation for Ethical Olympics”
Ryoichi Yamamoto, Representative, the Japan Ethical Initiative, Professor Emeritus, the University of Tokyo, Professor, Tokyo City UniversityDL
14:45 - 15:05
15:05 - 16:30
Panel Discussion
“Tokyo 2020: Paths Towards Sustainable Urban Developments”(tentative title)
Shaun McCarthy OBE, Director, Action Sustainability, Former Chair, Commission for a Sustainable London 2012
Shin-ichi Tanabe, Professor, Ph.D, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda UniversityDL
Masato Mizuno, Chairman, Mizuno Corporation, Past CEO, Tokyo 2020 Bid Committee
Ryuji Tsutsui, CEO, WWF Japan DL

Moderator: Teruyuki Ohno, Executive Director, Japan Renewable Energy FoundationDL

MC: Masako Konishi, Deputy Director of Conservation Department, Climate Change and Energy Project Leader, WWF Japan

Environment has been positioned as a third pillar of Olympism, and the 2012 London Games have been highly evaluated as “the most sustainable Olympics ever.” Tokyo is now facing challenges to further develop a platform to promote the highest environmental standards toward 2020.
Tokyo’s candidature file has set ambitious targets which would excel London’s achievements for sustainability if successfully achieved. What are the key steps to reach those targets? At the conference, Mr. Sean McCarthy OBE, the former chair of Commission for a Sustainable London 2012, will present how the organizing body in London achieved to meet their sustainability commitments with stakeholders participation, and will discuss with the other guest speakers what are the lessons to be learnt from the experience in London for Tokyo 2020.

Date and Time:

13:30-16:30 (Gate opens at 13:00), Tuesday, 7 April 2015


Press Center Hall
10F, Japan Press Center Bldg., 2-2-1 Uchisaiwaicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo


WWF Japan, Japan Renewable Energy Foundation

Supported by:

Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Ministry of the Environment


Free (Prior registration required)

For more information, please contact us:

Japan Renewable Energy Foundation
TEL: 03-6895-1020 / FAX: 03-6895-1021
E-mail: conference※ (Please change ※ into @)

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