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The Kitakyushu International Forum will be held at
On December 20, 2016 the Japanese Ministry of Land
16 & 17 February on NHK World TV
Winners were announced on December 1st in Mexico C
WCPC will bring leading community power stakeholde
Aichi Prefecture hosted the 2005 World Exposition, Aichi, Japan, the world’s first international exposition that took the environment as its main theme, the 10th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity.
Iida City is a self-declared “environmental and cultural city,” and so, while constantly reviewing the relationships between human beings and nature, we implement environmental policies aiming to create a city where all activities--from daily life to industrial development--harmonize with the environment. …more
In 1993, Itabashi City declared “Ecopolis Itabashi - Environmental Declaration” to create a city that coexists with the environment, and in 1995, it opened the Ecopolis Center, a comprehensive facility to educate citizens in the environment and recycling.
2014 was a memorable year for Kawasaki City as it marked the 90th anniversary of the establishment of Kawasaki City as a municipality. It came into being in 1924 as a city with a population of 48,000, and since then, it has led Japan in the process of the nation’s industrialization. … more
In 2010, Nagoya City hosted COP10 as well as the City Biodiversity Summit, the latter of which ICLEI participated as a co-sponsor. The close cooperation between the city and ICLEI allowed the Summit to become a success.
As exemplified by the progress of globalization in recent years and the tightening of environmental restrictions such as global warming, resources and energy, and biodiversity, the environment surrounding the municipality of Musashino City is undergoing major changes.
In March 2014, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) held its 38th general meeting for the first time in Japan, in Yokohama, and reported to the world on the critical situation of climate change due to global warming.
Surrounded by rivers, Sumida City has long been closely connected with water and rain. As a result, the local culture has been nurtured and built on its relationship with water.
Sapporo City, which in 2008 declared “Eco-Capital Sapporo,” is actively taking measures to mitigate global warming such as promoting energy conservation and spreading renewable energy.
After overcoming its industrial pollution issues through developing ecotechnology, Kitakyushu City sought to aid developing countries experiencing similar environmental issues.
When it comes to initiatives to conserve the global environment, it is often difficult to ensure that countries keep pace with one another. However, at the local government level which lies closest to the lives of people, a wide range of individuals and organizations such as citizens, universities and research institutes, …more
As the birthplace of the Kyoto Protocol, Kyoto Prefecture has set high reduction targets and has propelled advanced measures for mitigating global warming such as the Kyoto Protocol’s emissions trading scheme. …more
On August 6, 1945, the first atomic bomb ever used in human history claimed many irreplaceable lives and devastated Hiroshima City. However, thereafter, the city was completely rebuilt and has grown to become a city that plays a central role in the Chugoku and Shikoku regions.
In order to develop a sustainable city that meets the future challenges of the environment and a super aging society, the City of Toyama has been taking various measures including the development of a compact city based on public transportation.