As part of research on citizen participation in climate change countermeasures, the "Climate Citizens' Conference Sapporo 2020" was held online (Zoom) four times from November 8th (Sunday) to December 20th (Sunday), 2020. A preliminary version of the report has now been published.

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This climate citizen conference, the first of its kind in Japan, was attended by 20 randomly selected Sapporo citizens, who discussed climate change and other environmental issues while listening to the opinions of experts. . As a result, there was a consensus that measures should be taken to reasonably achieve the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050, and one-third of participants also agreed that it is necessary to aim for achieving the goal sooner. It became clear that I thought so.
The results of the discussion will be reported to the Director of the Sapporo City Environment Bureau, analyzed in more detail, and made public.In addition, an online symposium will be held in March to discuss and disseminate detailed results and how to utilize them. .

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[About the Climate Citizens Conference]
As the world calls for a transition to a decarbonized society (achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions) by the middle of this century, European countries and local governments are holding randomly selected "climate citizen conferences" to discuss countermeasures. The movement is expanding. Climate Citizens' Conference Sapporo 2020 was held as part of a joint research project involving Hokkaido University, National Institute for Environmental Studies, Osaka University, Nagoya University, Meiji University, National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, and other organizations including Sapporo City, Hokkaido Environmental Foundation, and RCE Hokkaido Central Area. This was the first trial in Japan with the cooperation of the council.