UNU-IAS Expert Comments on Tokyo’s Zero Emissions Plan


  • 2020•01•26     Tokyo     The Japan Times

    In a Japan Times article published on 26 January 2020, Riyanti Djalante (Academic Programme Officer, UNU-IAS) commented on Tokyo’s ambitious new plan to eliminate carbon emissions.

    Excerpt from the article Ambitious Zero Emission Tokyo Plan Wins Praise, but Begs for Action:

    Riyanti Djalante, an academic program officer at the United Nations University Institute of the Advanced Study of Sustainability, said the energy and urban infrastructure sectors are key to the plan’s success.

    “This is about the need for rapid and transformational action,” Djalante said, adding that the metropolitan government has taken a “very proactive approach” by consulting scientists and businesses but that nongovernmental organizations and people in the community need to be more involved.

    “What’s important now is how fast and in which sectors (the city) wants to implement this zero-emission strategy,” she said.