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2009-12-24

Hosting Visitors from Abroad

With the advanced environmental technology it has amassed through its anti-pollution strategies, Kawasaki is a treasure trove of environmental information with a vast array of data for countries and cities with developing economies, particularly those on the road to sustainable development.
Each year the cit y sees an increasing number of tours by representatives from the international media through the Foreign Press Center Japan, from cities in China, Korea, India and Southeast Asia and from organizations such as the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). Kawasaki has on display a large number of the most advanced initiatives in Japan such as resource recycling, including waste recycling and reuse, in coastal Eco-Town areas, as well as advanced corporate social responsibility initiatives and citizen action group environment initiatives.

Collaboration and Cooperation with the National Institute for Environmental Studies

In order to contribute to achieving a sustainable society which promotes a harmonious integration of environment and economy and foster the creation of low-carbon society, the City of Kawasaki has concluded a basic agreement with the National Institute for Environmental Studies, an organization with plays a central role in Japan’s environmental research. On the basis of this agreement, the City of Kawasaki and the National Institute for Environmental Studies seek to enhance their global contribution through environmental technologies using mutual strengths.



Promoting Popularization of MFCA (Material Flow Cost Accounting)

The City of Kawasaki is engaged in efforts to popularize the use of Material Flow Cost Accounting (MFCA) as an environmental management accounting method which is useful for both the environment and the economy.

Kawasaki Selected for the “FY2009 Low Carbon Environmental Management Accounting International Standardization Project (Material Flow Cost Accounting Introduction Demonstration /Domestic Countermeasures Project)”

The City of Kawasaki was selected for the Material Flow Cost Accounting (MFCA) Introduction Demonstration Project, which is being carried out in business associations in various regions of Japan under the “FY2009 Low Carbon Environmental Management Accounting International Standardization Project” sponsored by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI). In order to encourage resource-saving and energy-saving efforts by companies in Kawasaki, the city has participated in MFCA Introduction Demonstration Projects since FY2007, and is also performing consulting for the introduction of MFCA in a local company. This is being carried out in combination with internships aimed at training human resources who will be responsible for guidance in the popularization of MFCA.

For a detailed explanation of MFCA, please visit the MFCA page of
the JMA Consultants Inc. (JMAC) website: http://www.jmac.co.jp/mfca/Linked to external website