In order for G20 economies to achieve sustainable, low-carbon growth and development, increasing investments into energy efficiency, innovation and broader clean energy technologies is key.

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, with the energy transition for buildings as one focus area. 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.

United Nations University, Tokyo, Japan
12 June 2019

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

13:00 – 14:00

Networking Lunch

14:00 – 14:10


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 Tanaka, Chairman, Innovation for Cool Earth Forum

15:20 – 16:20

Plenary session 2:

High-level Policy Dialogue with G20 ETWG Member Delegations

16:20 – 16:40

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 Sweatman, Summit 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

Further information on the event and how to participate is available here. Financial institutions interested in participating please contact Martin Schoenberg, Energy Efficiency Project Coordinator, martin.schoenberg (at)

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