Kawasaki City to Formulate a 'Kawasaki Mechanism' to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
The city of Kawasaki plans to formulate a "Kawasaki Mechanism" (tentative name) in FY2012 to contribute to the reduction of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by using top-notch environmental technologies developed by companies in the city, it was announced on January 23, 2012. With this internationally and domestically advanced system, the city intends to promote their use, both at home and abroad, and accelerate international contributions and further industrial promotion.
The city aims to reduce the equivalent amount of GHGs emitted from the city in FY1990 by over 25 percent by FY2020, by reducing the amount of GHG emissions in the city and contributing to emissions reduction globally.
The so-called Kawasaki Mechanism is a system that calculates, evaluates, and allows the visualization of the amount of contribution to reducing GHG emissions outside the city through the efforts of companies in the city, and enables the companies involved to deduct the certified amount of contribution from the amount of its GHG emissions.
The city plans to spread the word about this method of calculating the amount of contribution in reducing emissions outside the city, promote the initiative, and raise awareness among businesses in the city on the start of operating the system in FY2013.
Posted: 2012/05/28 06:00:15 AM