Kyoto City
Japan

Population: 1470742
Area of jurisdiction: 827.9 km2

Commitments

  Community Government
Absolute base year GHG reduction target: 40% by 2030 (1990) 25% by 2020 (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 ( 2011 ):  419,000 tCO2e

Other available GHG inventories: 2008, 2009, 2011

Mitigation actions

Transportation management of Kyoto City
Please inquire JO (iclei-japan@iclei.org) for more information. Start year 2010
Sector Transport
Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status In progress
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Waste Reduction
Please inquire JO (iclei-japan@iclei.org) for more information. Start year 2009
Sector Waste
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Status In progress
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Bio-diesel fuel production project
Please inquire JO (iclei-japan@iclei.org) for more information. Start year 1999
Sector  
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Power-Saving Campaigns
To make up for anticipated electricity shortages due to prolonged nuclear plant inoperability, businesses and households throughout Japan (except Okinawa) were asked to reduce electricity consumption both last winter and this summer. Kyoto will initiate power-saving programs such as cutting power consumption at peak hours, and ask for cooperation from citizens and enterprises to avoid large-scale blackouts. Through everyone’s efforts, each season’s power use fell below government-mandated targets. In particular, July/August power use was cut by 18.3% in city offices and by 11.7% overall, based on 2010 numbers. Based on this experience, the city will encourage citizens and businesses to continue climate change mitigation via energy conservation. Start year 2011
Sector Other Emissions
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Solar Photovoltaic System Promotion and Popularization
Following the Fukushima disaster, renewable energy promotion has been increasingly vital. In 2003, Kyoto introduced a subsidy program for citizens to cover a portion of the cost of installing solar photovoltaic systems. By the end of 2011, subsidies totaled 1571 and were valued at US$ 3.5 million. In comparison to 2009 numbers, case subsidy amounts and generated output have nearly trebled. In 2012, the city paid US$ 256 per kw and cases reached more than 800 by the end of the first half-year, an increase over last year’s figures. This project brought about 6000 metric tons of CO2 reduction in 2011 Start year 2003
Sector Residential
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Local “DO YOU KYOTO?” Credit System
the “DO YOU KYOTO? Credit” system is a “local production for local consumption” model CO2 credit that promotes GHG reduction initiatives among citizen groups, shopping-mall associations, and medium- and small sized city enterprises. As of September 2012, 22 groups have sought to reduce their CO2 emissions through reduction activities and approximately 35 metric tons of credits have been sold by the city to different events organizers to offset their carbon emissions. For example KYOTO SANGA F.C., a professional football club, has used credits to offset emissions at home games. The city will reduce 1000 metric tons of CO2 annually as it identifies and publishes representative cases to increase public awareness, enhance system brand equity and further develop the Kyoto model. Start year 2011
Sector  
Type Fiscal/Financial mechanism
Status In progress
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“Eco Gakku ” a project creating model school zones for low carbon emission
“Gakku” is an elementary school zone used as a unit for community autonomy and activities. The zones are making united efforts in implementing projects to establish a low carbon emitting society, and hoping to change the lifestyle of the whole community and revitalizing it. [Energy saving classes] (1) Kurashi-no Takumi Project ( the master of livelihood project) Volunteers who have knowledge of environmental issues called “Takumi” would give guidance to classes and idea exchange meetings. Those families who attended the classes and meetings, are given the energy saving navigation devices to install at their homes so that they may know the amount of electricity they have consumed. (2) Uchi Eco Shindan Project (diagnosis of home ecology project) This is a project enforced by the Ministry of the Environment. “Uchi Eco Shindan-in” who is an expert on environment and energy issues will visit a particular home to investigate the state of energy saving there, and suggest the ways of reducing greenhouse gasses according to the lifestyle and the situation of each family. [Experimental Projects in community] Projects aiming at energy savings and changing lifestyle are suggested by the communities to the city. The city financially supports the communities in implementing these projects. Start year 2013
Sector Residential
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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GHG reduction promotion program for communities & smaller businesses by \\
Kyoto city certifies the reductions of CO2 achieved by energy-saving activities and facility replacement in the communities or smaller businesses as tradable credits and those can be used for carbon offsets at events within the city or by larger businesses. ?It develops Kyoto origin \\\"local generation for local use\\\" model of CO2 credits. Kyoto-produced credits are used in Kyoto and funds of event participants and larger businesses are used to strengthen management bases of smaller businesses and support further energy-saving activities within the communities. [ Program summary ] (1) Credit generation ?Kyoto city certifies the emission reductions by community groups and smaller businesses as tradable credits and provides incentive payments in proportion as the credits. (2) Use of credits ?Kyoto city sells the obtained credits to event organizers; specified businesses defined by Kyoto city & Kyoto prefecture global warming countermeasures ordinances. Event organizers use the credit for carbon offsets of events within the city(including Kyoto city hosted events), sports matches, Kyoto sightseeing, materials & services. Specified businesses on the other hand, use it to achieve the targets of business emission reduction plan documents based on the ordinance. Start year 2011
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Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Photovoltaic power generation promotion project
To achieve the GHG reduction target, Kyoto city has been implementing subsidy program for household installation of photovoltaic power generation system, the core of renewable energy which is effective in terms of global warming countermeasures, since 2003. It is expected to early meet the target of 10,000 households installation of photovoltaic power generation system which appears in Kyoto City Program of global warming countermeasure (2011-2020). [ Program Summary ] Installation site; houses, apartments and halls. Installation equipment; photovoltaic power generation system for houses The amount of subsidy; 40,000yen/1kw (up to 4kw) Result; 3,344 cases in total as of September 2011 including expected cases. Start year 2003
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Adaptation actions

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1 Start year 2050
Sector Water Resources
Type  
Status Looking for Funding
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