More About Toyama's Awards
Toyama: the National and International Award Winning Ecological, Sustainable Japanese City
- Designated a National "Environmental Model City"
- Designated a National "Environmental Future City"
- OECD recognizes Toyama as one of five cities, (along with Melbourne, Vancouver, Paris and Portland) with advanced "Compact City" policies
- Only Japanese city selected by the United Nations
"Sustainable Energy for All" (SE4ALL) global initiative Other cities include Copenhagen, Vancouver, Paris, Milano, Manila, Iskandar (Malaysia), & Warsaw.
SE4All is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's initiative for 2030 with three objectives:
- universal energy access
- double the rate of energy efficiency
- double the share of renewable energy
Mayor Mori with Mr. Yumkella, the SE４ALL special representative of the Secretary-General, (center) and Mr. Horie, the Japanese ambassador for global environment (right), accepting SE4All Award in New York
- Only Japanese city selected by the Rockefeller 100 Resilient Cities program as one of the world's 100 Resilient Cities which have a remarkable capacity to withstand and recover from the shocks and stresses facing modern cities
Senior Policy Advisor Dr. Runzo-Inada (right) with Rockefeller 100 CEO Berkowitz (left) and Rockefeller Foundation President Rodin at the Resilience City Summit in Singapore.
- OECD choses Toyama as the host city for OECD's International Roundtable of Mayors and Experts on "Resilient Cities in Aging Societies", marking the 50th anniversary of Japan joining OECD.
- The G7 will meet in Japan. Toyama has been chosen as the host city for the 2016 G7 Environmental Ministers sessions.