- Initiatives in Tokyo
- Best Practices
To contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with an aspiration, Tokyo is actively engaging in reducing waste and greenhouse gas emissions and putting great emphasis on respecting diversity.
During the U20 Tokyo Mayors Summit in May 2019, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government declared a “Zero Emission Tokyo” goal to contribute to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. To achieve this, Tokyo aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 50% while increasing the use of electricity generated from renewable sources to 50% by 2030. Additionally, the government has been working hard to raise public awareness of a sustainable society.
The Business Events Tokyo team has been working to address the challenges of sustainability through the initiatives below.
Sustainable Event Support Desk
A support desk to provide comprehensive support to event organizers in the hosting of sustainable business events in Tokyo
- Sustainable Event Support Desk
Sustainability Guidelines for Business Events in Tokyo
Extensive guidelines with checklists and detailed explanations provide event organizers and event-related businesses with the information they need to host a sustainable event in Tokyo
Carbon Footprint Calculator for Business Events in Tokyo
A new tool allowing easy calculation of the carbon footprint of events in Tokyo through the input of 7 basic values, to give organizers a thorough overview of the environmental impact their event may have with CO2 emissions in numbers
Sustainability Experience in Tokyo for International Conferences
Exciting in-person programs offering conference organizers and participants the chance to enjoy Tokyo’s culture, history, nature and industry while learning about the importance of a sustainable society
Online Sustainability Experience in Tokyo for International Conferences
Appealing programs combining in-person and online elements for hybrid conferences offering participants the chance to think about a sustainable society while enjoying much of what Tokyo has to offer
We believe that these programs will make the guests’ stay in Tokyo more rewarding. We hope that event organizers make good use of these programs to contribute to the achievement of SDGs while offering meeting attendees the opportunity to experience unique activities and immerse themselves in the traditional culture of Tokyo.
The Business Events Tokyo team will keep inspiring event organizers and local partners alike to make Tokyo’s business events more sustainable.
Below are some examples of sustainable stories and testimonials from business events in Tokyo to inspire you to incorporate sustainable initiatives into your own events.
We are proactively developing new sustainable initiatives all the time.
Best Practices for Sustainability Measures at Business Events