Kitakyushu City
Japan

Population: 963259
Area of jurisdiction: 489 km2

Commitments

  Community Government
Absolute base year GHG reduction target: 50% by 2050 (2005) n/a
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 ( 2013 ):  371,150 tCO2e

Other available GHG inventories: 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012

Mitigation actions

Project promotion activities for Asia low carbon center
This projects supports local businesses by helping them develop a package of their environmental technology and export them to Asian countries, thereby promoting the development of a low-carbon society in Asia. Start year 2010
Sector Other Emissions
Type  
Status In progress
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Promotion of civic participation project with eco-point system
The City hopes to create an environment where its citizens can easily take action that support the environment while providing economic conpensation (i.e. "eco-points") for taking such action. While the city already provides incentives to residents and community organizations that take action towards environmental protection, the City hopes to expand these initiatives through the implementation of this project. Start year  
Sector Residential
Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status Looking for Funding
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Kitakyushu City World Environmental Capital Examination
This project aims to increase the opportunity for environmental education among residents. The Examination is used as tool to promote actions that enable the development of a low-carbon society among citizens. Start year 2008
Sector  
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Kitakyushu Regional Energy Base Project
The project aims to provide low-carbon energy that is reliable and low-cost, while supporting the growth of the City. Start year 2014
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Midtown Cool Project
Please inquire JO (iclei-japan@iclei.org) for more information. Start year 2012
Sector Residential
Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status  
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Kitakyushu Compost Project in Southeast Asia
Please inquire JO (iclei-japan@iclei.org) for more information. Start year 2005
Sector Waste
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Kitakyushu Mordal Shift Subsidized Project
Please inquire JO (iclei-japan@iclei.org) for more information. Start year 2006
Sector Transport
Type Fiscal/Financial mechanism
Status In progress
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Kita Kyushu Environment Passport Project
This project is aimed at reducing oil consumption to produce plastic shopping bags and CO2 emissions by encouraging citizens participation in environmental protection activities, in which citizens, NPOs and the city administration work together with hand by hand. When shoppers decline a plastic shopping bag, they are awarded a sticker with points. At 20 points, the stickers can be exchanged for a 50-yen discount coupon, which can be used at participating stores. This eco-point system is unique to Kita Kyushu City and intended to make citizens aware of eco-friendly behavior in their daily lives. Start year 2006
Sector Other Emissions
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Kita Kyushu Smart Community Creation Project
In April 2010, Kita Kyushu City was selected as one of the municipalities to implement the demonstration of a next-generation energy and social system by the national government. In August 2010, the masterplan for this project was developed and the project was started by the participating companies and organizations. This project with emphasis on the next-generation electric power system (smart grid), is aimed at bringing about changes in urban development and planning as a whole, including a next-generation transportation system as well as life and business style. -Implementation body: Kitakyushu Smart Community Council -Implementation district: Higashida district: Yahata-Higashi ward (approximately 120 ha). -CO2-reduction goal: reduction by 50% by fiscal year 2014: compared to other average areas in the city in 2005. -Number of demonstrations: 38 projects -Project profile: ・Maintenance of block imposed with a new-energy consumption rate of 10% ・Introduction of energy-saving systems to buildings ・Construction of a regional energy management system based on a regional power-saving station ・Construction of an ideal next-generation local social structure ・Transmission of information to overseas areas, such as Asian countries. Start year 2010
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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LED Lighting Promotion Project
It aims to encourage enterprises as well as city-owned facilities to introduce LED lighting in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. As one of first municipalities in Japan, Kita Kyushu City replaced the street lighting bulbs, a public facility familiar to citizens, by LED lamps. It is also working on extending efforts to realize a low-carbon society by facilitating technology and market development. Furthermore, it is planed to replace all of security lighting lamps(crime-prevention lamps) by LED. Start year 2009
Sector Facilities
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Biofuel Promotion Project
It aims to produce BDF(Biodiesel fuel) from collected waste cooking oil from private households and the food-service industry in Kita Kyushu City and to use it for vehicles. There are 50 collection points set up at civic centers or shops throughout the city for collecting waste cooking oil from private households. BDF produced from cooking oil is utilized as fuel of 3 city buses and 17 garbage trucks. BDF is also supplied to five enterprises in Kita Kyushu City (as at April 1, 2011). Start year 2002
Sector Transport
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Project for \"CASBEE Kita Kyushu\" Promotion
\"CASBEE Kita Kyushu\" is an assessment tool which was specifically developed for Kita Kyushu City considering its regional characteristics, based on the nationwide CASBEE (Comprehensive Assessment System for Building Environmental Efficiency). This project aims to promote construction and renovation of environment-friendly buildings making full use of the \"CASBEE Kita Kyushu\". It focuses on both cities - and private-owned, large- as well as small-scaled buildings and supports efforts to protect environment and make the city sustainable. - Subject to notification: New construction, renovation or extension of a building with total space of more than 2000 m2. - Start of the notification system: October 2008 (in full scale). - Number of notification: 54 Buildings (2007-2010). Start year 2005
Sector Commercial
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Residential Solar Power System Installation Subsidy Programme
The programme aims to support installation of residential solar power system by subsidies, in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the residential sector. Start year 2007
Sector Residential
Type Fiscal/Financial mechanism
Status In progress
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Adaptation actions