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Building a Sound-Material Cycle Society: Learnings from Japan


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Japan has recently published their fourth plan for a Sound Material-Cycle Society which has been updated every five years. The session will discuss solutions and good practices for advancing the circular economy in Japan.

14:30 Session starts, introduction by the moderator Kazuhiko Takemoto, Director, United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability
The 4th fundamental plan for establishing a sound material-cycle society see presentation
Shinichi Sakai, Professor, Kyoto University
The concept of Regional circular and ecological sphere see presentation
Tokutaro Nakai, Director-General for Environmental Policy, Ministry of the Environment, Japan (MOEJ)
Panel Discussion
Takuya Kitatsuji, Director General for Environment Bureau, Osaka City see presentation
Tetsuro Sakuka, Executive Director of the International Environmental Economic Affairs Department, Environment Bureau, Kitakyushu city see presentation
C.R.C. Mohanty, Environment Programme Coordinator, United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD)  see presentation
Oriana Romano, Policy Analyst, Cities, Urban policies and Sustainable Development Division, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) see presentation
Yoshihiro Yamamoto,  Director-General for Environment Regeneration and Resource Circulation Bureau, Ministry of the Environment, Japan (MOEJ) see presentation
16:00 Session ends

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