The 2010 Summit was held on May 26, 2010 in Tokyo, Japan. The Chairmen and their representatives, joined by the Chairmen of Eletrobras (Brazil), CFE (Mexico) and SGCC (China) met to discuss and exchange views on the Smart Use of Electricity, our 2009-2010 annual theme, and the future of an international agreement on climate change. In order to advance the debate on the role of the electricity sector in climate change mitigation, the Chairmen issued the following Tokyo Summit Declaration, recommending a list of initiatives to maximize the benefits of the smart use of electricity to power the global solution to climate change:
At the Summit, the Chairmen, their representatives and guests held fruitful discussions on the role of the smart use of electricity in climate change mitigation and on the future of international climate change mitigation beyond Copenhagen. The free discussions were moderated by two distinguished experts in the international energy field, namely Dr. Hiroshi Komiyama, Chairman of the Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc, and President Emeritus of the University of Tokyo, and Mr. Björn Stigson, President of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).
With a vision to further enhance global cooperation, the Partnership marked the Tokyo Summit by preparing a Statement of Collaboration signed by the Chairmen and their guests. The Partnership also opened its membership to its counterparts in the major emerging countries, welcoming new member, Eletrobras (Brazil), and partner, CFE (Mexico) to the group.