On 27 May 2021, the European Union (EU) and Japan announced a Green Alliance to accelerate their respective transition towards a climate-neutral, circular and resource-efficient economy over the coming decades. The alliance is the first of its kind for the EU and represents an important milestone for the implementation of the European Green Deal and Japan’s Green Growth Strategy.
Held on 25 and 26 January 2023, “The EU-Japan 100 Cities Event on Climate Action” contributed to the discussion on how the EU and Japan could enhance cooperation at city level in order to meet the shared goal of net-zero emissions by 2050. This event organised by the Delegation of the European Union to Japan and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) aimed to facilitate exchange between EU and Japanese cities through sharing good practices and solutions taken by leading cities. Speakers’ presentations are available online on IGES’ website.