[Day 2] [Climate Reality Leadership Community Training]
Hi there, it's Minami.
I'm sharing with you the second day of the Climate Reality Leadership Program, a training in developing leaders to respond and respond to climate change, at a time when intervals are getting shorter.
For the people who haven't read the first day report,Clicking hereto read
Also, what's Climate Reality? If you have any questions, please read this article for an overview.
Simply put, this program is a leadership training as I wrote above, and it is led by Al Gore, the former Vice President of the United States.
This was the first time the training was held in Tokyo and I'd like to report on what we did, what we learned, and what kind of people showed up for the second day!
Table of Contents
We'll begin with greetings from former U.S. Vice President Al Gore
It was early in the morning of the second day and everyone was a little tired. But when Mr. Al Gore appears in the film, everyone gets excited.
Governor Koike herself introduces the efforts of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Our guest from the first morning was Mr. Koike, Governor of Tokyo. I'm amazed at this!
In fact, I didn't know about the training program until the day of the event, so we had a series of gorgeous guests on stage on the first day.
She exchanged a heartwarming handshake with Al Gore, who introduced us to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government's efforts to combat climate change.
I didn't know much about it until this time, but to my surprise, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government was working on various environmental issues!
Unless you're involved in the environment through your job, it's hard to get a chance to learn about the environmental efforts of local governments, isn't it?
What I learned here is that the Tokyo Metropolitan Government supports the RE100 and will be working with the companies in the future.
...What is RE100? (Yes, I'll also summarize the RE100 in another article at a later date)
Oh, and there is an observatory on the top floor of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office, which anyone can enter. There is also a piano, so if you like the piano and want to see Tokyo from the observatory, please come.
It was a humorous speech.
Al Gore organizes a Q & A session with environmental experts to answer questions
Now it's time for a Q&A.
This is a rare opportunity to have Al Gore and two researchers who have a strong interest in the environment and the movement of government bonds answer questions directly to the audience.
As a matter of fact, after reading Al Gore's presentation and a number of gorgeous guests on the first day, we discussed with the members of each table what questions they wanted to ask Al Gore and the experts and asked them one question at a time.
Unfortunately, the questions we posed at our table weren't read, but they were very interesting.
The second day's lunch was also vegetarian, with low-carbon and delicious rice!
Following the first day, the second day's training rice was also served with vegan and vegetarian dishes that were environmentally friendly and omitted meat, which has a high environmental cost.
This round bread is really good. And the veggie sushi is delicious!
We also had vegetarian sushi, and I realized that there are other kinds of vegetarian sushi besides kappa rolls. It's likely that the cheese is not made from the usual father of the cow, but is probably made with plant-based ingredients.
It reminded me of Chilean sushi.
I think there were more dishes on the second day to enjoy the true taste of the ingredients compared to the first day.
If there was a vegetarian bento shop, I would choose one in the future if it was in the same price range. I hope there will be more of them.
The representative of IKEA's Japanese subsidiary also introduces its efforts from Sweden, an environmentally advanced country.
Wasn't this possible because of Climate Reality? The gorgeous guests are condensed and come out one after another.
The next speaker was Ms. Helen von Reiss, Representative of IKEA Japan.
It was an introduction to the appeal of IKEA and its commitment to a sustainable society.
What's amazing is that IKEA sells veggie dogs, not hot dogs, for 100 yen.
I was shocked because I thought IKEA was just for furniture.
I don't think I'd go to a furniture store unless I was starting a new life, but if I could actually experience a unique initiative like Veggie Dog, I'd like to go even if I don't buy furniture.
I would like to go to a store near me next time and find them.
I learned about the effects of climate change! Now, how do we put it into action?
In order to actually solve climate change, everyone on the planet has to work together as much as possible.
However, there are many people who say that climate change has not yet had a concrete impact and that they have not had a chance to think deeply about it.
So what can you do to get people interested in you who aren't interested in you? How should we communicate this?
Let's make some friends! Networking in groups according to your attributes
Now it's time to get interactive.
A workshop to think about how to convey the message together was held after the workshop.
They were divided into four groups that matched their identities, exchanged opinions, introduced themselves, and introduced their thoughts on environmental issues.
I thought this was a unique effort for an event hosted by Al Gore, who created "An Inconvenient Truth" that would have changed many people's environmental awareness.
First of all, knowing that there are so many people who are working on environmental issues in this kind of situation has been a step forward for me to become more confident in my activities.
Finally, the last session before the closing.
This is a gathering of people who are active in various sectors.
Personally, I thought Ms. Sakano was very cool.
She is the representative of a non-profit organization called Zero Waste Academy, and he is the second person from the right in the photo.
The efforts of Tokushima Prefecture are excellent, and based on the zero-waste philosophy of Kamikatsu Town, they promote 3R (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) activities in the town together with residents and the government, and as the name of the organization suggests, they are also promoting various initiatives related to zero-waste.
The town of Kamikatsu has a lot of interesting initiatives throughout the town, so I wanted to go there someday.
How was the article?
Climate Reality was a two-day training, but it was a super-luxe guest and an invaluable opportunity to learn and connect with so much.
Although there are no plans for training in Japan in 2020 at the moment, Japan must continue to contribute to climate change in the future. It felt like a lot of leaders were born over the last two days to do that.