Hiroshima City
Japan

Population: 1188508
Area of jurisdiction: 905 km2

Commitments

  Community Government
Absolute base year GHG reduction target: 6% by 2010 (1990) 8.5% by 2010 (2004)
Baseline scenario (BAU) GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Fixed-level GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Carbon intensity reduction target: n/a n/a
Renewable energy target: n/a n/a
Energy efficiency target: n/a n/a
Government and Community: CO2(e) targets

Performance

Community GHG Emissions
Total ( n/a ):  0 tCO2e
Government GHG Emissions
Total ( 2012 ):  342,433 tCO2e

Other available GHG inventories: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

Mitigation actions

Project to promote environmentally conscious business activity
This measure requires businesses of certain scales to develop an environmental business plan every 3 years and to report its progress annually to Hiroshima City. The City analyzes and publicizes these activities and progress towards reducing greenhouse gas emission on its website to allow community members to view these achievements and to promote businesses to take planned action towards mitigating climate change. Start year 2010
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Status In progress
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Project to Produce Fuel from Sewage Sludge
Hiroshima City generates energy from sewage sludge instead of using coal fired electricity to promote the recycling of sewage and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Prior to the project, sewage sludge generated at the City's sewage facility was disposed in three ways: composting, converting it to cement raw-material, and incinerating and land-filling. This project enabled the City to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions caused especially by incineration and land-filling. The City has also been able to reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emitted by the sewage sludge project itself by utilizing the biogas produced through the energy generation process. Start year 2009
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Project to Support Energy Saving Measures for Shops
The action that newly hired advisors visit shops in the city, giving advice for energy saving. They visited 93 shops. Amounts of CO2 emission reduction is a predicted figure in fiscal 2011 Start year 2010
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Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status Completed
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Subsidy for Improvement of the Housing Environment
The project is to subsidize a part of costs for constructions of highly-efficient energy saving equipments in households to improve CO2 emission reductions. The subsidy system targets constructions to install: ?. a solar power generation system, ?. a solar water heater, and ?. doubled glasses Yearly application and implementation are as follows: 1. Fiscal 2008 subsidized for 433 cases ( 487 applications ) (? 240, ? 26, ? 27, ?140) 2. Fiscal 2009 subsidized for 1270 cases ( 1485 applications) (?95, ?105, ?35, ?173) 3. Fiscal 2010 subsidized for 1631 cases (1762 applications) ??957, ?105, ?35,?173? ?Amounts of CO2 emission reduction is a predicted figure in fiscal 2011 Start year 2008
Sector Residential
Type Fiscal/Financial mechanism
Status In progress
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Subsidy for renovation of eco-friendly equipments in private buildings
The project subsidies a part of costs to renovate existing equipments into eco-friendly in private firms in Hiroshima city with the government’s regional Green New Deal funds. It aims to improve the effort to reduce greenhouse gas by participant companies which introduce the environmental assessment system under the “Ordinance to Promote Measures Against Global Warming in Hiroshima City” (hereafter called “the Ordinance”). The plan targets existing buildings (except new and extended constructions) to carry out : multiple renovations ( more than two equipments in a firm) or integrated renovations ( identical energy-saving equipments in more than two firms) of energy-saving equipments (air-conditioners, hot water supply systems, lightings, heaters, electric equipments, natural gas co-generation equipments, heat insulation and etc.), and renewable energy equipments (solar power generation, solar heating systems, biomass energy and etc.) that the City determined. The project was carried out by three companies in fiscal 2010 ?Amounts of CO2 emission reduction is a predicted figure in fiscal 2011 Start year 2010
Sector Buildings
Type Fiscal/Financial mechanism
Status In progress
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Adaptation actions