[Event Report] The 3rd Kitakyushu SDGs Training

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[Event Report] The 3rd Kitakyushu SDGs Training

The IGES Kitakyushu Urban Center organized the online bilingual (English-Japanese) event, “the 3rd Kitakyushu SDGs Training: Initiating Decarbonized Domino Effect from Kyushu Region, Japan” on 15th (Tue) March, 15:00-18:00 (JST).

Kitakyushu City and Goto City are pioneering the local production and consumption of renewable energy, particularly unique cases of offshore wind power generation, and currently both are stepping up from the pilot phase to large-scale commercial wind farms. Therefore, both cities are expected to initiate the Decarbonized Domino Effect* to generate rippling impact to other local regions. In this event, the local governments and various stakeholders of both cities were invited to speak their strategies and actions on the ground under following thematic sessions: policy of local governments, emerging renewable energy local industries, co-existence with nature. Speakers includes from regional energy companies, wind-power maintenance companies, marine research center, solar panel recycling company, etc.

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*Decarbonized Domino Effect: the Ministry of the Environment, Japan (MOEJ) aims to select the leading100 model decarbonized areas in Japan, which are expected to disseminate their pioneering policies and practices to neighboring local regions, like domino.

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