Green Growth in Kitakyushu, Japan

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This report studies green growth trends, challenges and opportunities in the City of Kitakyushu, Japan.  It firstly analyses socio-economic trends and the environmental performance of Kitakyushu; secondly reviews urban policies for land use, transport, buildings, waste, energy, water and industries that contribute to economic growth and reduce pressure on the environment; thirdly identifies innovation assets and actors in Kitakyushu and the northern Kyushu region and assesses Kitakyushu’s potential to bolster a regional green innovation system; and finally examines local, regional and national institutions, including horizontal and vertical co-ordination mechanisms that strengthen cross-sectoral and multilevel governance for green growth.

English Also available in: Japanese

Policies and sectoral opportunities for green growth in Kitakyushu

Chapter 2 reviews Kitakyushu’s plans, strategies and sectoral policies and their potential for further strengthening green growth. It assesses urban sectors and activities that foster economic growth and reduce pressure on the environment, focusing on land use and transportation, waste recycling, energy, energy efficiency in buildings as well as potentially undervalued industrial assets that could foster green growth and exports.


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