On Thursday, May 2024, 5, Tokyo Keizai University will co-host the Kokubunji City GX Startup Symposium with the Kokubunji Regional Promotion Council.

 Kokubunji City, Tokyo, where Tokyo Keizai University is located, has announced that it will become a "zero carbon city" in April 2050 with the aim of achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2024. Government, academia, and the private sector will come together to consider strategies for achieving both carbon neutrality and economic growth in the region, as well as green transformation in urban areas, from a variety of perspectives. Participation is free, but advance registration is required, with a capacity of 4 people.

<Kokubunji City GX Startup Symposium>
[Date and time] May 2024, 5 (Thursday) 30:16-15:18
[Venue] cococbunji WEST 5th floor Lion Hall A/B
[Application] Tokyo Keizai University official website (https://www.tku.ac.jp/event/2024/2024-0424-021.html)
[Contents]
▼Part 1 (Keynote speech)
Researcher lecture:
“How can we connect the GX wave to major changes?”
Professor Makiyuki Shu, Faculty of Economics, Tokyo Keizai University
Corporate lecture:
“Towards promoting GX by leveraging local strengths ~ Collaboration with Koku Vege”
Shunsuke Ugagami, Tokyo West Branch Manager, Regional Co-creation Company, Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd.
"Aiming to create a town based on healthy and prosperous agriculture"
Mr. Kenichi Tsuchiya, Deputy Manager of Tokyo Musashi Agricultural Cooperative Kokubunji District Branch
▼Part 2 (Panel discussion)
“Urban Agriculture x GX – Zero Carbon City Strategy from Rich Vegetables”
Moderator:
Professor Hironao Ozaki, Faculty of Economics, Tokyo Keizai University
Panelist:
・Toshiomi Moriki, Leader and Senior Researcher, Social Issues Collaborative Research Department, Design Center, Research and Development Group, Hitachi, Ltd.
・Mr. Dai Fujiwara, Environmental Management Officer, Policy Management Division, Policy Department, Kokubunji City Hall
・Mr. Ono Nakagawa, Director of Carbon Neutral Promotion, Urban Development Promotion Department, Business Innovation Headquarters, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East Corporation
・Katsuyuki Nakamura, Chairman of the Kokubunji Nakamura Farm Koku Veggie Project Review Committee/Chairman of the Kokubunji Farmers Market Management Cooperation Association

*What is GX (Green Transformation)?
The economic society and industrial structure centered on fossil fuels, which have driven modernization since the industrial revolution, have come to a standstill with the arrival of global environmental problems and are under pressure to make major changes. For sustainable development, it is necessary to aim for a ``zero carbon society'' through reforms to the entire economic and social system, including the mainstreaming of natural energy, resource circulation, zero emissions, and regional economic circulation. This major global trend is GX (Green Transformation).

Reference: [Tokyo Keizai University] 10th Tokyo Keizai University-Kokubunji Regional Collaboration Promotion Council Forum “Decarbonized regional strategy through collaboration between industry, government, academia, and citizens - Message from Kokubunji”

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