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Future City initiative
Description/achievement of initiative

Japan will construct sustainable cities with superior environmental technologies, core infrastructure and resilience all over the world. Japan has many years of experience in advancing energy conservation and recycling. Based on that, the Japanese government is advancing the “Future City” model of urban planning with state-of-the-art environmental sustainability, strong disaster resilience and superb livability. We firmly believe this initiative will contribute to development in every country throughout the world. Japan will be holding an international conference on urban planning next year, and in the future we will invite about 100 urban planners from developing countries to Japan to share successful examples of “Future City.”

(Statement made by Koichiro Gemba, Foreign minister of Japan, delivered at United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, 20 June, 2012, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. More information can be found at:
Speech by Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio + 20)

Implementation methodologies

The Japanese government is advancing the “Future City” model of urban planning with state-of-the-art environmental sustainability, strong disaster resilience and superb livability.

More information can be found at:
Speech by Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio + 20)

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure

Partner(s)

Japan
Progress reports
Other, please specify
In the future we will invite about 100 urban planners from developing countries to Japan to share successful examples of “Future City.”

Basic information
Time-frame: -
Partners
Japan
Countries
Contact information
Dr. Atsushi Suginaka, Director, Global Environment Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs ,
United Nations