More About Toyama's Awards

Toyama: the National and International Award Winning Ecological, Sustainable Japanese City

2008
Designated a National "Environmental Model City"
2011
Designated a National "Environmental Future City"
2012
OECD recognizes Toyama as one of five cities, (along with Melbourne, Vancouver, Paris and Portland) with advanced "Compact City" policies
2014
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:
  1. universal energy access
  2. double the rate of energy efficiency
  3. 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
2014
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.
2014
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.
2016
The G7 will meet in Japan. Toyama has been chosen as the host city for the 2016 G7 Environmental Ministers sessions.