Kitakyushu City

Japan Mayor: Kenji Kitahashi
Summary
  • image description
     
    Population 961335
  • km 2
    Area 491.95
  • JPY
    GDP 3.7 Trillion
  • emission
    Targets by N/A N/A
Targets

Targets by Kitakyushu City

Energy efficiency target

 

8% Energy efficiency improvement by 2020

  • The Kitakyushu City committed to increase its energy efficiency in Final energy and Community energy consumption by 8% by 2020 compared to 2005 levels.
  • This target will be achieved in Electricity, Transport, Heating & cooling and Industry sectors

 

Adaptation and resilience target

 

Share climate projections and assessment data across the entire city government. Encourage bureaus to reflect them in projects.

Share climate projections and assessment data across the entire city government and encourage bureaus to reflect them in projects to increase the city’s resilience.

Share climate projections and assessment data across the entire city government and encourage bureaus to reflect them in projects to increase the city’s resilience.

Actions
LED Lighting Promotion Project - Kitakyushu City
  • Start year: 2009
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

It aims to encourage enterprises as well as city-owned facilities to introduce LED lighting in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Read More Read Less
Sectors:
  • Facilities
Promotion of civic participation project with eco-point system - Kitakyushu City
  • Start year:
  • Type: Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
  • Status: In operation

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.

Read More Read Less
Sectors:
  • Residential
local action
Biofuel Promotion Project - Kitakyushu City
  • Start year: 2002
  • Type: Education/Awareness Raising
  • Status: In operation

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).

Read More Read Less
Sectors:
  • Transport
Kitakyushu Regional Energy Base Project - Kitakyushu City
  • Start year: 2014
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

The project aims to provide low-carbon energy that is reliable and low-cost, while supporting the growth of the City.

Read More Read Less
Sectors:
  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Industrial
Kitakyushu Compost Project in Southeast Asia - Kitakyushu City
  • Start year: 2005
  • Type: Education/Awareness Raising
  • Status: In operation

Please inquire JO (iclei-japan@iclei.org) for more information.

Read More Read Less
Sectors:
  • Waste
local action
Kitakyushu Mordal Shift Subsidized Project - Kitakyushu City
  • Start year: 2006
  • Type: Fiscal / Financial mechanism
  • Status: In operation

Please inquire JO (iclei-japan@iclei.org) for more information.

Read More Read Less
Sectors:
  • Transport
Residential Solar Power System Installation Subsidy Programme - Kitakyushu City
  • Start year: 2007
  • Type: Fiscal / Financial mechanism
  • Status: In operation

The programme aims to support installation of residential solar power system by subsidies, in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the residential sector.

Read More Read Less
Sectors:
  • Residential
Midtown Cool Project - Kitakyushu City
  • Start year: 2012
  • Type: Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
  • Status:

Please inquire JO (iclei-japan@iclei.org) for more information.

Read More Read Less
Sectors:
  • Residential
Kita Kyushu Environment Passport Project - Kitakyushu City
  • Start year: 2006
  • Type: Education/Awareness Raising
  • Status: In operation

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.

Read More Read Less
Sectors:
  • Other Emissions
Kitakyushu City World Environmental Capital Examination - Kitakyushu City
  • Start year: 2008
  • Type: Education/Awareness Raising
  • Status: In operation

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.

Read More Read Less
Sectors:
  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • Transport
  • Industrial processes and product use (IPPU)
  • Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
  • Waste
Promotion of the Kitakyushu Asian Center for Low Carbon Society - Kitakyushu City
  • Start year: 2010
  • Type: Strategy / Policy
  • Status: In operation

We package environmental technologies owned by local enterprises and provide business support to these enterprises by exporting their technology according to the needs of Asian cities. Promote overseas development of environmental international business through various projects and contribute to the realization of low carbon society in the Asia region.

Read More Read Less
Sectors:
  • Residential
  • Industrial
  • Industrial processes and product use (IPPU)
  • Transport
  • Other Emissions
Kita Kyushu Smart Community Creation Project - Kitakyushu City
  • Start year: 2010
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

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.

Read More Read Less
Sectors:
  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • Transport
Project for \"CASBEE Kita Kyushu\" Promotion - Kitakyushu City
  • Start year: 2005
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

\"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).

Read More Read Less
Sectors:
  • Commercial
Inventories
Community inventories

The Kitakyushu City has reported 6 Community emission inventories, since 2008. In its latest inventory, compiled in 2015, the Industrial process and product use, Agriculture, forest and other land use and Agriculture, forest and other land use are identified as key emission sources.

GHG emission from Kitakyushu City
GHG inventory in 2015
Government operations inventory

The Kitakyushu City has reported 6 government operational inventories, since 2010. In its latest inventory, compiled in 2015, the Waste management and Transport are identified as key emission sources.

GHG emission from Kitakyushu City
GHG inventory in 2015

Mayor Kenji Kitahashi
Kitakyushu City, Japan

map

Initiative

Compact of Mayors - ICLEI

Status of compliance

Compact of Mayors
Sign up for our regular Low Carbon City News and get key updates on current developments in local climate action.