In the recent years, several countries including EU, Japan and US have initiated concrete measures to achieve “carbon neutrality by 2050.” Being the leader among the emerging economies, the Chinese Government also announced in 2020 to attain carbon neutrality by 2060. 60% of the global CO2 emission is nowadays derived from “Non-Annex I Parties” under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which are mainly developing countries, and urgent measures are required to achieve carbon neutrality on the global scale. On the other hand, energy access is not secured yet for the majority of citizens in developing countries and the issue to ensure their energy access (“energy sufficiency”) also needs to be addressed urgently to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Against this background, UNIDO will organize the online side event on “Achieving global carbon neutrality – collaboration with developing and emerging nations” on 7 October 2021 at the 8th Annual Meeting of the Innovation for Cool Earth Forum (ICEF). This session aims to provide a platform to share challenges and opportunities and facilitate constructive discussions towards resolving this global issue of achieving global carbon neutrality in collaboration among developed, developing and emerging nations by inviting stakeholders from the government, industry and academia. Further detail of the event is found here.
Every year since 2014, Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) have hosted the ICEF to gather leading international experts in Tokyo to discuss how to combat climate change through technological innovation. UNIDO has been supporting ICEF as one of institutional partners, and the 8th ICEF Annual Meeting will take place on 6-7 October under the theme of “Pathways to Carbon Neutrality by 2050: Accelerating the pace of global decarbonization.” The overview of the ICEF program is found here.
Please access the detailed event information here.
For further information contact UNIDO ITPO Tokyo (itpo.tokyo [at] unido.org)