Circulating and Ecological Economy -- Japan's Vision for Realisation of Decarbonisation and SDGs

The Japanese government has proposed a vision called "Circulating and Ecological Economy" in the Fifth Basic Environment Plan approved by the Cabinet in April 2018. The Circulating and Ecological Economy is an idea that aims to develop self-reliant and decentralized societies by leveraging regional resources, including natural environments and resources, and maximizing the regional vitality by taking advantage of these various resources while complementing and supporting other areas taking into account the unique characteristics of each region.This booklet aims to support actions for creating a Circulating and Ecological Economy in many parts of the world by showcasing Japanese 16 advanced initiatives in Japan related to the Circulating and Ecological Economy that can be references for other countries and the international community.

Ministry of the Environment Japan