The Ministry of the Environment of Japan has started an online event in which cities in Japan and overseas share their efforts toward the realization of a "decarbonized society."

Twenty-eight cities from Japan, Europe, the United States and Asian countries participated in this event entitled "International Forum on Decarbonized Cities". I want to share and learn together. "

In addition, Special Envoy Kelly, who is in charge of climate change issues in the United States, sent a video message saying that more than 70% of the greenhouse gases emitted in the world come from urban areas. It plays an important part. "

After that, the participating cities announced their respective efforts, and Governor Koike of Tokyo introduced the goal of halving greenhouse gas emissions in Tokyo by 2030 compared to 2000, and the capital of Malaysia. For the first time, the mayor of Kuala Lumpur has announced that it will aim to realize a "decarbonized society" by 2050 with the support of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.

He also introduced that the city of Glasgow in the United Kingdom, where the UN conference on global warming countermeasures, COP26, is scheduled to be held in November, is proceeding with efforts to switch the means of transportation in the center from cars to bicycles. ..

This event will be held on the 18th.