The Role of Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships to Accelerate Local Action on Climate and Sustainable Society

A side event of the Climate & SDGs Synergy Conference will discuss multi-stakeholder partnerships & youth empowerment for sustainability.

- Asia/Tokyo
United Nations University Elizabeth Rose Conference Hall 5 Chome-53-70 Jingumae, Shibuya City, Tokyo 150-8925

Multi-stakeholder partnerships are an essential basis to accelerate social transformation for net-zero emissions and sustainable development. Sub-national actors have been playing a growing role in the global effort to address climate change. At the local level, many proactive practices have been emerging for multi-stakeholder partnerships to address social challenges and advance global agendas for climate and sustainable development.

This side event of the Climate & SDGs Synergy Conference will share good practices and explore challenges and opportunities for multi-stakeholder partnerships and youth empowerment to accelerate local action toward net-zero emissions and sustainable societies.

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This event will be held in English and Japanese, with simultaneous translation provided.


Moderator: Tsunao Watanabe (Senior Programme Coordinator, UNU-IAS)

10:30–10:35 Opening Remarks

10:35–11:30 Presentations by Panellists

  • Takashi Murayama (Kanazawa Mayor)
  • Taizo Hayashi (President, Junior Chamber International Kanazawa)
  • Aida Mammadova (Associate Professor, Kanazawa University)
  • Pla-girls Team ((Hinata Murakami (Presenter), Urara Matsumoto, Momoka Kondo), Ehime University Senior High School)
  • Xiaomeng Shen (Vice-Rector in Europe, UNU and Director, UNU-EHS)
  • Kelly Takaya King (Council member, Maui County Council, Hawaii; ICLEI US [virtual])
  • Omar Siddique (Cities and Climate Change Lead, Sustainable Urban Development Section, Environment and Development Division, UNESCAP [virtual])

11:30–12:00 Panel Discussion

12:00 Conclusion

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