Okayama City

Japan Mayor: Masao Omori
Summary
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    Population 701923
  • km 2
    Area 790.0
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    GDP N/A
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Targets

Targets by Okayama City

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Actions
Electric Vehicle Promotion Project - Okayama City
  • Start year: 2010
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

In order to reduce CO2 emissions from cars as a factor of global warming, Okayama City subsidizes a part of expense of electric vehicle purchase or installation of electric vehicle charging facilities.

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Sectors:
  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Transport
Subsidies on installation of residential solar power system - Okayama City
  • Start year: 2009
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

Aiming to become an \"Environmentally-advanced City\", which promotes global environment preservation activities and contributes to realize a sustainable society, Okayama City supports citizens who install solar power system at home with subsidies covering a part of the installation cost.

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Sectors:
  • Residential
Citizen-owned Power Plant Project - Okayama City
  • Start year: 2002
  • Type: Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
  • Status: In operation

Since 2002, Okayama City has been supporting NPO organizations certified by Okayama Prefecture, which install renewable energy power equipments at city-owned facilities with money collected from the public (donation, state subsidies, loans, own funds). The city lends the NPO organizations sites for power station installation at no charge and provides them with the necessary supports for the smooth realization of their projects, based on the consultation with them. The city can use the installed equipments and the power generated by them for the facilities without charge. The surplus electricity is sold to electric power companies.
The NPO organizations are in charge of maintenance of the equipments during the statutory life-time. After the end of the period, the organizations transfer them to the city without compensation. The NPO organizations carry out environmental education activities about renewable energy or work on new Citizen-owned Power Plant projects by referring to the results of prior projects.
The collaboration of citizens with the municipal administration aims to enhance installation of renewable energy power equipments in Okayama City and to spread information about them among citizens. It is also intended to be a model case of regional development through citizen-government engagement.
Project achievements: Three Photovoltaic power equipments have been installed at municipal nursery schools (Fiscal Year 2002: 5.2kw, FY 2007: 10.1kw, FY 20: 10.1kw). For FY 2011, installment of further equipment (5kw) is planned.\"

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Sectors:
  • Commercial
Light-Down Campaign - Okayama City
  • Start year: 2003
  • Type: Education/Awareness Raising
  • Status: In operation

As part of \"Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Reduction / Light-Down Campaign\" hosted by the Ministry of Environment, Okayama City appealed the citizens and corporations to turn off lights. In parallel with the campaign, the city carried out also awareness events.

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Sectors:
  • Residential
  • Commercial
Inventories
Community inventories

The Okayama City has reported 1 Community emission inventory, since 2006. In its latest inventory, compiled in 2006, the Stationary energy, Transport and Waste management are identified as key emission sources.

GHG emission from Okayama City
GHG inventory in 2006
Government operations inventory

The Okayama City has reported 2 government operational inventories, since 2009. In its latest inventory, compiled in 2011, the Waste management and Transport are identified as key emission sources.

GHG emission from Okayama City
GHG inventory in 2011

Mayor Masao Omori
Okayama City, Japan

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