Policy / Systems / Technology

May 18, 2011


Japan's Kitakyushu City Releases Strategic Guidelines for Low Carbon Technology Research and Development

Keywords: Climate Change Environmental Technology Local government University / Research institute 

Japan's Kitakyushu City and the Kitakyushu Foundation for the Advancement of Industry Science and Technology (FAIS) released on January 19, 2011, the "Strategic Guidelines for Leading Low Carbon Technology Research and Development." The guidelines outline the city's future direction for low carbon technology research and development.

Kitakyushu City, an eco-model city, has been promoting various programs under the keyword "Environment." The guidelines have been formulated to build a research hub for low carbon technology and promote local industries featuring these low carbon technologies by providing developmental support.

Setting up three social visions - energy, food and water, and recycling - the guidelines will tackle nine strategic fields from three perspectives, including utilization of local potentialities. The city will establish ten study groups aiming to create 75 projects for the research and development within five years. Such strategic fields include the "Optimized utilization of local energy", "Energy saving mobilization and residence" and "Adaptation of anti-air pollution measure for Asian regions." A subsidy system will also be introduced for research and development of low carbon technology.

By establishing a collaborative relationship among industry, government and academia, these projects will be operated by the "Project Planning Office" (tentative name), as its main body, and joined by universities, public research organizations and FAIS.

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Kitakyushu City official website