Toward a Sustainable Future: Climate & Environmental Policy in Japan & the U.S.

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Past Event

Thursday, Sep 23, 2021
11:00 PM - 12:15 AM (UTC)

Registration Required


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Climate & Environment

Sustainable Development

UNGA Guide

Climate change is significantly altering the environment, damaging ecosystems and fueling extreme weather events across the world, from deadly wildfires in California and Greece to devastating downpours and landslides in Japan. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released a code-red report definitively stating that today’s climate crisis is human-driven—how will the administrations of Japan and the U.S. prioritize their response? Prime Minister Suga has pledged Japan’s commitment to carbon neutrality by 2050, while the U.S. officially rejoined the Paris Climate Agreement during President Biden's first hours in office. Corporations also have a critical role to play in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and contributing toward a more sustainable future. In this webinar, experts discuss climate and environmental policy in Japan and the U.S., how leading corporations are addressing this challenge, and the potential of private-public partnerships as a policy response.


• Audrey Choi, Chief Sustainability Officer, Morgan Stanley

• Naoko Ishii, Executive Vice President and Professor, University of Tokyo; Director, Center for Global Commons

• Miho Kurosaki, Head of ESG, Asia Pacific Region & Chief Representative, Tokyo Office, BloombergNEF

• Melanie Nakagawa, Special Assistant to the President & Senior Director for Climate and Energy, National Security Council, The White House


• Carolyn Kissane, Academic Director & Clinical Professor, Global Affairs and Global Security, Conflict, and Cybercrime, Center for Global Affairs, New York University


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