Building Tokyo into a City That Is 'Sustainable into the Future'



Since the pandemic started, Tokyo has been accelerating measures so it does not return to life before COVID-19 but instead be able “to realize a city that is sustainable into the future,” said Governor Yuriko Koike at the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) third Southeast Asia Development Symposium (SEADS).

This entails incorporating three pillars in Tokyo's future: green, digital, and inclusive, she said.

Plans are already in the works to reduce the city's greenhouse gas emissions and to use more renewable energy to power households. It also plans to deploy technology to build its resilience against disasters. Tokyo also aims to be more inclusive, not just when it comes to women but toward the LGBTQ community.

SEADS 2022, "Sustainable Solutions for Southeast Asia's Recovery," was held on 16–17 March.  

Watch SEADS 2022 recordings.