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EU-Japan Roundtable “Kyoto Protocol, Paris Agreement and beyond: the EU and Japan towards carbon neutrality in 2050” held

Updated Jan. 29, 2021
On occasion of the fifth anniversary of the conclusion of the Paris Agreement in December 2020, the Delegation of the European Union to Japan, the Embassy of France to Japan, the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation, and Doshisha University co-hosted the EU-Japan Roundtable “Kyoto Protocol, Paris Agreement and beyond: the EU and Japan towards carbon neutrality in 2050” online on Tuesday, December 8 in commemoration of the Paris Agreement and the Japan-EU Climate Partnership.
Although this roundtable was designed mainly for university students belonging to the younger generation, who will carry the world on their shoulders in the future, there were more than 300 applications from a wide range of people around the world. This showed people’s strong interest in the issue of climate change.
At the opening, President UEKI Tomoko delivered an address and introduced the Doshisha EU Campus at Tübingen University, our first overseas campus, as a connection with the EU, the efforts of the DOSHISHA - DAIKIN Next Environment Research Center, which was jointly established with Daikin Industries, Ltd., to reduce greenhouse gases, and students’ voluntary activities related to environmental issues.
Subsequently, seven panelists, including Ambassador Patricia Flor from the Delegation of the European Union to Japan and Professor WADA Yoshihiko of the Faculty of Economics, who serves as Director of the Doshisha EU Campus Office, gave a presentation on their activities related to climate change from their respective perspectives of public policy, business initiatives, youth, science, and international cooperation. Then they discussed what changes had been brought about in Japan and Europe by the Paris Agreement, looking back on the Kyoto Protocol, which formed the basis of the Paris Agreement. Moreover, views were exchanged on what steps would be required to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 and limit temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius by 2100.
In this roundtable, the participants shared the following recognition: the issue of climate change should be addressed through the concerted efforts of the international community as a global issue, and the goals to resolve the issue should be achieved without fail; Japan and the EU should further work together in various fields in the future to address the issue; and it is necessary to promote corporate-citizen collaboration, the involvement of younger generations in policy making, and individual behavioral change.

Details of the roundtable and a recorded video of the day can be viewed on the website of the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation.
If you are interested, please take a look.

the website of the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation

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On occasion of the fifth anniversary of the conclusion of the Paris Agreement in December 2020, the Delegation of the European Union to Japan, the Embassy of France to Japan, the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation, and Doshisha University co-hosted the EU-Japan Roundtable “Kyoto Protocol, Paris Agreement and beyond: the EU and Japan towards carbon neutrality in 2050” online on Tuesday, December 8 in commemoration of the Paris Agreement and the Japan-EU Climate Partnership.
Although this roundtable was designed mainly for university students belonging to the younger generation, who will carry the world on their shoulders in the future, there were more than 300 applications from a wide range of people around the world. This showed people’s strong interest in the issue of climate change.
At the opening, President UEKI Tomoko delivered an address and introduced the Doshisha EU Campus at Tübingen University, our first overseas campus, as a connection with the EU, the efforts of the DOSHISHA - DAIKIN Next Environment Research Center, which was jointly established with Daikin Industries, Ltd., to reduce greenhouse gases, and students’ voluntary activities related to environmental issues.
Subsequently, seven panelists, including Ambassador Patricia Flor from the Delegation of the European Union to Japan and Professor WADA Yoshihiko of the Faculty of Economics, who serves as Director of the Doshisha EU Campus Office, gave a presentation on their activities related to climate change from their respective perspectives of public policy, business initiatives, youth, science, and international cooperation. Then they discussed what changes had been brought about in Japan and Europe by the Paris Agreement, looking back on the Kyoto Protocol, which formed the basis of the Paris Agreement. Moreover, views were exchanged on what steps would be required to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 and limit temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius by 2100.
In this roundtable, the participants shared the following recognition: the issue of climate change should be addressed through the concerted efforts of the international community as a global issue, and the goals to resolve the issue should be achieved without fail; Japan and the EU should further work together in various fields in the future to address the issue; and it is necessary to promote corporate-citizen collaboration, the involvement of younger generations in policy making, and individual behavioral change.

Details of the roundtable and a recorded video of the day can be viewed on the website of the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation.
If you are interested, please take a look.

the website of the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation

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