G20 Global Summit on Financing EE, Innovation & Clean Technology

G20 Global Summit on Financing Energy Efficiency, Innovation and Clean Technology.


Date: 12 June 2019
United Nations University, Tokyo, Japan
International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC) and the UN Environment’s Finance Initiative (UNEP FI)


The G20 Global Summit on Financing Energy Efficiency, Innovation and Clean Technology will take stock of global finance and investments into energy efficiency, innovation and low- carbon technologies. The event will provide the opportunity for leading financial institutions and policy makers to assess the state of play and define elements of action for G20 economies for the new decade, thereby supporting G20 economies’ objectives to achieve sustainable energy transitions.

The Tokyo Declaration

As the outcome of the event, over 150 high-level delegates and participants concluded a declaration on improving the visibility and energy performance of asset investments, which recommends to G20 countries:

  • Increased transparency of the energy performance of banks’ assets through their accelerated tagging to nationally appropriate energy performance metrics, leading with buildings.
  • An exemplary role for public financial institutions in their consideration of energy performance in all new real estate lending activities, and as a priority to review and tag existing assets, levering digital innovation where relevant.
  • To promote best practices, and to track the commitments made to tag assets’ energy performance through networks of leading financial institutions, like the UNEP FI Energy Efficiency Finance Platform, inter alia.
  • To consider smart enabling infrastructure in cities and the built environment that can yield important systemic efficiency gains, including efficient building design to reduce heating and cooling requirements, super-efficient cooling devices, electric vehicle charging and heat pumps in combination with smart renewable energy solutions.

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10:00 – 10:30  Welcome and Introduction:

Speaker introductions:
Benoit Lebot, Executive Director, International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation and Summit Co-Host

Atsushi Taketani, Deputy Commissioner for International Affairs & Chair of G20 Energy Transitions Working Group, METI, G20 Presidency of Japan
Satya Tripathi, Assistant Secretary General, United Nations and Summit Co-Host
Stefan Möbs, Head of the Economic Department,German Embassy of Japan

10:30 – 11:00   Keynote speeches:

Norihiro Takahashi, President, Government Pension Investment Fund, Japan (GPIF)
Amory Lovins, Co-Founder and Chief Scientist, Rocky Mountain Institute

11:00 – 12:00   Plenary session 1: Global stock take with financial institutions

Peter Sweatman, Rapporteur of the G20 EEFTG and CEO,Climate Strategy

Ritu Arora, CEO, Allianz Investment Management Asia
Masahiro Kobayashi, Director General, International Affairs and Research Department, Japan Housing Finance Agency
Gabriela Elizondo, Global Lead Clean Energy,Worldbank Group EEX
Tatiana Bosteels, Director, Hermes Investment Management and board member, IIGCC
Anthony Cox, Deputy Director, Delegation lead, OECD

12:00 – 13:00 High-Level Roundtables

Roundtable A: Financing innovative technologies

Hiroki Kudo, Board Member and Director, Charge of Electric Power Industry & New and Renewable Energy Unit, The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan

Dolf Gielen, Director of Innovation and Technology Centre, IRENA
Hiroyuki Tezuka, Fellow of Climate Change Policy Group, General Manager of Technology Planning Department, JFE Steel Corporation
Masaaki Nagamura, General Manager, International Initiatives, Strategy and Synergy Department, Tokio Marine Holdings
Takao Aiba, Project General Manager, Environmental Affairs Division, Advanced R&D and Engineering Company, Toyota Motor Corporation
Masahiro Kobayashi, Associate Officer, Daikin Industries 

14:10- 15:10    Afternoon Keynote 1:

Fiona Reynolds, Chief Executive, Principles for Responsible Investment
Roundtable B: Financing energy efficiency & clean energy

Miho Kurosaki, Head of Japan and Korea Research,Bloomberg NEF

Hidetoshi Nakagami, CEO and Founder, Jyukankyo Research Institute
Sandra Schoonhoven, Head of Sustainability, ING Bank
Masato Ito, Head of Sustainable Property Promotion Team, Real Estate Advisory Department, Bank Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank
Mari Yoshitaka, Chief Environmental & Social Strategist, Environmental Strategy Advisory Division,Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities
Glenn Pearce-Oroz, Director of Policy Programmes,UN SEforAll

15:10- 15:20   Afternoon Keynote 2:
Nobuo TanakaChairman, Innovation for Cool Earth Forum

15:20 – 16:20   Plenary session 2:   

High-level Policy Dialogue with G20 ETWG Member Delegations

16:20 – 16:45    Closing keynotes:

Keisuke Sadamori, Director of the Office for Energy Markets and Security, International Energy Agency
Andrew McDowell, Vice President, European Investment Bank (EIB, by video link)

16:40 – 17:00    Summary and conclusions

Summary summit conclusions and declaration by Peter SweatmanSummit Rapporteur and Chair of the High-Level Steering Committee
Summit close by Yuga Hasegawa, Director, Energy Supply and Demand Policy Office, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, Japan

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