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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Kitakyushu Urban Centre (Pamphlet) published in 2023
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The 5th Kitakyushu SDGs Training
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) Kitakyushu Urban Center is organizing a 3-day on-site program in Kitakyushu City of Fukuoka Prefecture for university and graduate students who reside in and out of Kitakyushu City. The program...
Cities currently account for 70% of global greenhouse gases and energy consumption. In order to achieve a carbon neutral society, cities must accelerate the transition to a decarbonised society that is suited to the characteristics of each city, and
Kitakyushu Urban Centre (KUC) co-hosted “Lessons for Japan’s Circular Economic Future” with the Institute of Asian and Oceanian Studies and Education, Kyushu University.To explore the challenges and opportunities that Japan faces in the process
Updated: March 2023
In 2021, Japan announced its Green Growth Strategy, setting out a roadmap for key technologies in line with its commitment on carbon neutrality by 2050. Japan has embarked on several initiatives on transformative technology in key sectors, with the a
Updated: December 2020
As the impacts of climate change increase in frequency and intensity every year, many local governments are under pressure to take action to protect the health and daily lives of their residents. This page will provide information on decarbonisation...
On 26 August, IGES signed a cooperation agreement with Circular Regions , a Norway-based non-profit organisation with strengths in promoting the circular economy from regional and city perspectives. IGES and Circular Regions both focus on the...
24 November 2021, Plenary Sessions (Hybrid) 25 November – 3 December 2021, Thematic Tracks (Online) The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) will host the 13th International Forum on Sustainable Asia and the Pacific (ISAP2021)...
Junko Ota, Researcher at IGES’ Kitakyushu Urban Centre, received the Incentive Award in the individual category of the "14th Kitakyushu City Women's Active Participation and Work-Life Balance Awards" for 2020. This award is given to companies...