Kitakyushu Urban Centre

The Kitakyushu Urban Centre (KUC) aims to be a local hub for zero-carbon cities, proposing measures and disseminating best practices to encourage municipalities in Kyushu to make the transition to a decarbonised society. Under cityto- city collaboration between municipalities that include Kitakyushu and overseas cities, KUC supports the transfer and implementation of environmental measurements and technologies, and works to make practical changes at the local level under the themes of decarbonisation, circular economy, green growth and the SDGs.

 

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