Kansai Research Centre

Overview of Kansai Research Centre

The Kansai Research Centre (KRC) carries out research focusing on actions taken by the private sector, including businesses that promote environmental and energy-conservation measures, under the theme of "Business and the Environment". Specifically, the centre conducts analysis on corporate environmental behaviours in cooperation with case study countries and local governments, and develops policy recommendations for specific strategies to promote sustainable business practices in Asia by promoting the application of low-carbon and co-benefit technologies to developing countries through research on environmental and energy-saving technologies of businesses.


IGES and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), India, launched the multi-stakeholder ‘Japan India Technology Matchmaking Platform’ (JITMAP) in July 2016 as part of the project on evaluation and verification of CO2 emissions reduction technologies (TA project) funded by Ministry of the Environment, Japan (MOEJ). Through JITMAP, IGES and TERI facilitates the deployment of low carbon technologies (LCTs) in India through B2B (business to business) matchmaking among Japanese LCT manufacturers and Indian companies.

JITMAP launched its online information sharing portal– http://jitmap.org/index.php at the World Summit for Sustainable Development on February 15th, 2018 in Delhi, India, to provide a database for over 40 feasibility studies across nine LCTs and to disseminate comprehensive information on LCTs, government policies and financing options from India and Japan.


KRC's research activities in FY2018 was covered in Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries & Agriculture (MCCIA) Magazine - Sampada in India Download
KRC's research activities in FY2018 was covered by the SAMEEEKSHA’s Newsletter in India Download



KRC’ activities was published in National Geographic- India Magazine (March Issue) https://www.in.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_en/00_000835.html
“Uchi Eco Kids English” has been launched!
As an environmental learning software programme for children to learn Uchi Eco diagnosis, IGES Kansai Research Centre, jointly with the University of Hyogo and Hinodeya Institute for Eco Life, launched the English version of "Uchi Eco Kids ". 
The software can be downloaded free of charge from Uchi Eco Website. 


Kids can learn about global warming using the slides, and can also get to know about energy use in their daily lives using the software which integrates game elements in English.
»Download (Uchi Eco Website)


JST-JICA: Science and Technology Research partnership for Sustainable Development

JST-JICAThis project aims to formulate an international scheme to accelerate application of Japanese low-carbon technologies to India through the development of concrete strategies. Such strategies include: identifying appropriate technologies for green house gas (GHG) reductions both in India and Japan; capacity building; knowledge sharing; establishing knowledge-sharing schemes by compiling technical information on low-carbon technologies; and constructing a joint working system with private firms. In particular, the project aims to conduct research and analysis on energy consumption by Indian energy-intensive SMEs; to identify promising investment opportunities, success factors and priority-appropriate technology based on the trend of electricity consumption; and to promote the application of such technology with special attention to SMEs through selected pilot projects.

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