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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The 5th Kitakyushu SDGs Training

Learn how renewable energy industries are revitalizing economy and society in the City of Kitakyushu, Japan

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...
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Seminar on City-to-City Collaboration for Zero Carbon Society

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
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Lessons for Japan's Circular Economic Future

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

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Net-zero: Towards 1.5°C Goal

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Zero Carbon Cities

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