Tokyo looks for long-term impact…through the Olympics

Jessica Pothering | ImpactAlpha


2030

The city is putting the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals at the center of its planning, and it wants to be a model for future Olympic cities

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Host cities often find that putting on the Olympics has more costs than benefits. Tokyo, host of the 2020 Summer games, sees a different kind of opportunity in the Olympics. The city is putting the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals at the center of its planning, and it wants to be a model for future Olympic cities.

To be carbon neutral, the Tokyo Games organizing committee aims to integrate renewable energy sources and technologies. New fuel cell vehicles for greener transit are part of the plans.

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