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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.

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Unleashing Kitakyushu's green innovation potential

Chapter 3 reviews the green technologies innovation ecosystem in Kitakyushu and in the northern Kyushu region. It identifies assets and key players for a regional innovation system, focusing on links between research and business, conditions for entrepreneurship and small and medium enterprises, higher education, and regional collaboration on innovation, as well as international co-operation.

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