Leaders Summit

Summary of the 1st G-NETS Leaders Summit


 The Tokyo Metropolitan Government is proud to have hosted the Global City Network for Sustainability (G-NETS) Leaders Summit. Leaders including Governors, Mayors and so from five continents got together to discuss initiatives to address urban issues and future prospects. The event confirmed the importance of collaboration among the world's cities, as seen in the attached communiqué.

 Realizing a just and sustainable society with an eye to a post-COVID world

 February 27 – March 1, 2023 (Japan Standard Time)

 Hilton Tokyo Shinjuku (Hybrid event hosted at the venue and online)

▶Participating cities:

  • ■At the venue
     Abu Dhabi, Amman, Amsterdam, Bangkok, Brisbane, Brussels, Helsinki, Jakarta, Los Angeles, Malmö, Miami, Nairobi, NewYork, Nice, Paris, Queensland, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, San Salvador, São Paulo, Seoul, Singapore, Taipei, Tel Aviv, Tokyo, Ulaanbaatar 
  • ■Online
     Delhi, Lancaster, London, Nouakchott, Rome, Tirana
  • ■Video messages
     Cairo, Kuala Lumpur, Milan, New York


Keynote Speakers

Mr. Michael Bloomberg_image

Mr. Michael Bloomberg
(Video message)

Former Mayor of New York City,UN Special Envoy for Climate Action

Mr. IZUMO Mitsuru_image

Mr. IZUMO Mitsuru
Founder and President of Euglena Co., Ltd.

Session Moderators


Ms. ISHII Naoko_image

Ms. ISHII Naoko
Executive Vice President of the University of Tokyo, Professor at Institute of Future Initiative, Director, Center for Global Commons

Inclusive and Just

Ms. Mari Christine_image

Ms. Mari Christine
Tokyo Metropolitan
Foundation “TSUNAGARI” Chairperson

Safe and Secure cities, Environment

Mr. KORESAWA Atsushi _image

Mr. KORESAWA Atsushi
Former Director, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)


 February 28 (Tue.) *Site visit was held on February 27.

Time Content Delivery video
9:15-9:25 Opening ceremony https://youtu.be/Yg4DUwOym4k
9:25-10:00 Keynote lecture
Mr. Michael Bloomberg,
Former Mayor of New York City (Video message)
Mr. IZUMO Mitsuru,
Founder and President of Euglena Co., Ltd.
Video message from cities
Cairo, Kuala Lumpur, New York
10:20-12:20 Session "Environment"
* Ms. KOIKE Yuriko, Governor of Tokyo, attended
Moderator: Ms. ISHII Naoko
Session 1 Participating cities:
 ▶Tokyo, Abu Dhabi, Malmö, New York, Paris
Session 2 Participating cities:
 ▶Amman, Brisbane, Delhi, Lancaster, Milan,
  San Salvador, Ulaanbaatar


13:30-15:30 Session "Inclusive and Just"
Moderator: Ms. Mari Christine
Session 3 Participating cities:
 ▶Tokyo, Amsterdam, Brussels, São Paulo, Singapore
Session 4 Participating cities:
 ▶Los Angeles, Miami, Seoul, Tel Aviv


15:50-16:50 Session "Safe and Secure Cities"
Moderator: Mr. KORESAWA Atsushi 
Session 5 Participating cities:
 ▶Tokyo, Helsinki, Jakarta, Rome, Tirana


17:10-18:00 Session "Environment"
Moderator: Mr. KORESAWA Atsushi 
Session 6 Participating cities:
 ▶Rio de Janeiro, Bangkok,
  London, Taipei, Nairobi, Nice, Nouakchott


 March 1 (Wed.)

Time Content Delivery video
9:00-10:30 Plenary Session


11:00-11:30 Announcement of communiqué


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