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Updated:February 14, 2020

11th Ceremony & Symposium

The 11th Earth Hall of Fame KYOTO Commendation Ceremony was held on Feb.11th, 2020.

We deeply appreciate that we had lots of attendance. You can see whole contents below.

The Earth Hall of Fame KYOTO Commendation Ceremony & The Earth Forum Kyoto

Date : Tuesday, February 11th, 2020 1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.
Venue : Kyoto International Conference Center, Main Hall (Takaragaike, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City)
Program :
 > Opening Attraction (Dance performance)
 > Award ceremony
 > Commemorative speech

 >Commendation Ceremony( External link )

IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change)

IPCC is an intergovernmental organization established by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in 1988, having 195 members of nations and regions.

It produces Assessment Reports about scientific knowledge on climate change every 5 or 6 years and provides them to policymakers. It also released the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 ℃ in October 2018, the Special Report on Climate Change and Land in August 2019, and the Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate in September 2019, and contributes to promoting international countermeasures against global warming.

In May 2019, the 49th Session was held at Kyoto International Conference Center and the 2019 Methodology Report (IPCC Kyoto Guideline) was adopted, on measuring greenhouse gas emissions of each country, which is essential for implementing the Paris Agreement.


Mary Robinson (Born in 1944, Ireland)
(Former President of Ireland, Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights)

Mary Robinson is Chair of The Elders, an independent group of global leaders founded by Nelson Mandela in 2007, who work together for peace, justice and human rights.
Mary Robinson was the first woman President of Ireland (1990-1997) and is a former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (1997-2002). A tireless advocate for justice, she was President of Realizing Rights: The Ethical Globalization Initiative from 2002 to 2010. Mary Robinson served as the UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for the Great Lakes region of Africa from 2013-2014, stepping down in July 2014 to take up the post of Special Envoy for Climate Change. She continued in this post until the end of December 2015 which saw the successful conclusion of the COP21 Climate Summit and the historic Paris Agreement on Climate Change. In 2016, Mary Robinson served as the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on El Nino and Climate.

The Earth Forum Kyoto

Date : Tuesday, February 11th, 2020 2:10 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Venue : Kyoto International Conference Center, Main Hall (Takaragaike, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City)
Program :
 > Commemorative Lecture
  ・IPCC Chair Hoesung Lee 
  ・Ms. Mary Robinson (Video Message)
 > Panel Discussion

 > Commemorative Lecture and Panel Discussion( External link )



Tanabe Kiyoto (Co-Chair, Task Force on National Greenhouse Inventories IPCC)

Dr. Tanabe majored in meteorology at the Graduate School of Science, the University of Tokyo. He has been involved in the preparation of Japan’s national greenhouse gas inventory and international activities related to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) for many years. At the 42nd Session of the IPCC held in October 2015, he was elected as Co-Chair of the Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories, and has served in that position to the present day.

Emori Seita (Center for Global Environmental Research/Deputy Director)

Dr. Emori graduated from the College of Arts and Sciences, the University of Tokyo, and completed his doctorate (Ph.D.) at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences of the same university. He joined the National Institute for Environmental Studies in 1997. After serving as Head of the Climate Risk Assessment Section at the Center for Global Environmental Research, he became Deputy Director of the center in 2018. Since 2016, he has concurrently served as Program Leader of the Low-carbon Research Program and Head of the Social Dialogue and Co-production Office. He specializes in future projections and risk studies of climate change. He is the lead author of the Fifth and Sixth Assessment Reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Publications authored by him include Abnormal Weather and Choice for Mankind (異常気象と人類の選択) and Are the Future Projections of Global Warming Correct?: Science versus Uncertain Future (地球温暖化の予測は『正しい』か?-不確かな未来に科学が挑む). He also coauthored How Terrifying Is Global Warming?: Grasp the Whole Picture of the Risk of Global Warming (地球温暖化はどれくらい『怖い』か?温暖化リスクの全体像を探る) and other books/papers.

Kawakami Toshihiro (Japan Climate Leaders' Partnership)

After graduating from Doshisha University, Mr. Kawakami joined INAX Corporation in 1988, and was involved in the planning and operation of a personnel/labor management system. After the establishment of LIXIL Corporation in 2011, he worked for the HR and CSR Departments of the company, and then assumed his current position. He is responsible for the planning and promotion of the environmental strategy of LIXIL Group. In addition, as Co-Chair of the Japan Climate Leaders' Partnership (JCLP), he is making efforts towards realizing a low-carbon society from the perspective of a private company, aiming to improve the sustainability of the global environment and business.


Usami Makoto (Professor at the Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto University)

Before taking up his current position, Prof. Usami (LL.D, MA in Law, BA in Law) served as a visiting scholar at Harvard University and a professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. His areas of interest include the philosophy of law as well as law and policy. He is currently carrying out research on real-world problems such as climate change, intergenerational relations, and poverty in developing countries from the perspective of justice and responsibility. His recent publications include: Climate Justice (editor, Keiso Shobo, 2019); Justice: Basics and Frontiers (coauthor; Horitsu Bunkasha, 2019); Philosophy of Law (coauthor, Yuhikaku Publishing, 2014); and Global Justice (editor, Keiso Shobo, 2014).

The Earth Hall of Fame KYOTO Application Enquiry Office

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