2009-2010 CGP-SSRC Policy Forum on the Environment and Climate Change

International House, Tokyo, Japan

The overarching theme of this forum is the environment and climate change with a focus on issues of energy saving and the reduction of air pollution and CO2 emissions within a city-level framework. The goal of the initial Core Group Meeting held at the International House of Japan, Tokyo, in April 2009, was to set a long-term agenda for the policy forum by identifying key issues and challenges to cities in the face of environmental degradation, exploring potential case studies, defining the target audience, and determining the goals and outputs of the forum. Discussions at this Core Group Meeting set the focus of the forum on second and third-tier cities in Asia.