The Kitakyushu Urban Centre (KUC) is situated in Kitakyushu City, a city which has gone from being a byword for pollution to one of Japan's pre-eminent environmental cities, and is now aiming to become an environmental capital. KUC currently conducts research and activities to promote local governmental initiatives to realise sustainable cities, covering critical sectors such as resource circulation, low-carbon and resilient city development. Aiming at mainstreaming sustainable city development policies and practices in Asian cities, the Centre’s research and activities are enhanced by close links with local and central governments, private sector and international organisations working on the sustainable city agenda.
Strengthening Capacities for Mercury Management: Report on Study Tour in Minamata & Kitakyushu
Takakura Composting Method (TCM) as an Appropriate Environmental Technology for Urban Waste Management
Submission to Policy Process
Work Plan for Reduction of SLCPs from Municipal Solid Waste Management in Medan City, Indonesia: 2019 - 2025
FY 2018 City-to-City Collaboration for Low-Carbon Society (Project to Create a Low-Carbon Society in Davao City through Support for the Development of a Local Climate Change Action Plan) Report
The Ministry of Environment, Japan (MOEJ) and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) organized the "Training on the City-to-City Collaboration for Creating Low-Carbon Society", from 27-29 November in Toyama City. The objective of...
From 30 January to 1 February 2019, the training workshop “Climate Change Strategies for Local Governments: Low-Carbon City Planning Development and Implementation” was organised in the cities of Kitakyushu and Fukuoka in Japan as part of the...
Kitakyushu, with its vast experience in overcoming historic levels of pollution, is carrying out a diverse set of actions that take advantage of environmental management know-how, technologies, and partnerships between industries, government...