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Innovation for Cool Earth Forum (ICEF) Held in Tokyo

October 6, 2017

On October 4-5, the fourth annual meeting of the Innovation for Cool Earth Forum (ICEF) was held in Tokyo, hosted by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO).

ICEF is attended by the world’s leading experts from industry, academia, and government, and aims to encourage discussion and cooperation on addressing climate change issues through the promotion and acceleration of innovation in the areas of energy and the environment. The forum was established on the initiative of Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and its annual meeting has been held in Japan since 2014.

This year’s annual meeting was attended by more than 1,000 people from about 80 countries or regions, with about 90 experts providing presentations. With a view toward achieving global net-zero anthropogenic emissions of CO2, ICEF’s main theme, in-depth discussions took place regarding the development and dissemination of technologies/systems enabling the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

To raise awareness of worldwide best innovative practices for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, ICEF Top 10 Innovations, selected from about 400 cases, were announced at the conclusion of ICEF.

  • Video message shown on the screen
    Video message from Prime Minister
    Shinzo Abe
  • Speakers for a plenary session
    A plenary session
  • Audience and presentation during a concurrent session
    A concurrent session
  • Remarks by NEDO chairman
    NEDO Chairman Kazuo Furukawa giving closing remarks