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Name of prefecture Subsidy for PV Climate change plan RE & EE plan for new building Others Division in charge of climate change measures Corporation with other divisions Other climate change measures
Hokkaido N/A N/A N/A Environmental Policy Division, Bureau of Environmental Affairs, Department of Environment and Lifestyle Hokkaido Energy Saving and New Energy Policy Promotion Committee, Global Warming Prevention Study Group of Hokkaido Environmental Policy Promotion Committee, etc. as attached.
Aomori N/A N/A N/A Deregulation implemented in a program for Aomori Environmental and Energy Industry Creation Zone Environmental Policy Division, Department of Environment and Public Affairs Planning to have more close partnership with other divisions. Promotion fo Aomori Energy Business Promotion Strategy
Iwate N/A N/A Resource Energy Section, Environment Department Not formally but practically working with other divisions. (1) Citizens program "CO2 Diet for minus 8% Iwate"
(2) System to grant certification for eco-friendly business facilities in Iwate
(3) Eco-drive seminars
Miyagi N/A N/A N/A N/A Environmental Policy Planning Division, Environmental and Lifestyle division working with other divisions. Action plan for zero CO2 emissions in Miyagi
Akita N/A N/A N/A N/A Akita Environment Creation Division, Department of Living Environment & Culture Established Akita Global Warming Prevention Committee to work together with other divisions. Revised new energy vision: Developed energy saving vision.
Yamagata N/A N/A N/A Environmental Planning Division, Culture and Environment Department N/A Developed Yamagata global warming prevention action program in March 2008 to reduce CO2 emissions from businesses and households.
Fukushima N/A N/A N/A Social Affairs & Environment Division, Social Affairs & Environment Department Having meetings with related divisions and departments to work together. Refer to Environment and Energy Strategy to Prevent Global Warming
Ibaraki N/A N/A N/A Obligation for businesses to report their energy consumption Climate Change Policy Office, Environmental Policy Division, Lifestyle and Environmental Department Established cross-sectional organization; Earth Conservation Promotion Headquarters, Global Warming Prevention Committee N/A
Tochigi N/A N/A Climate Change Policy Division Formally working together with other divisions. N/A
Gunma N/A N/A N/A N/A Environmental Policy Division, Bureau of Forestry and Environmental Affairs Working together with other divisions. Developed ordinance for global warming prevention: implemented unique environment management system: Promoting citizens action against global warming.
Saitama N/A N/A Environmental Policy Division, Department of Environment Working with other divisions. (Established Saitama Global Warming Prevention Committee to promote cross-sectional measures.) Proactively introduced PV system to prefectural facilities: Established Eco Life Day
Chiba N/A N/A N/A Environmental Planning Division, Environmental Department Industrial Promotion Division is in charge of new energy. N/A
Tokyo N/A N/A N/A ・Obligation of carbon dioxide emissions reduction to large businesses since 2010
・Subsidies to installation of solar energy utilization appliances in 2009 and 2010
・Obligation to consider introducing renewable energy into a certain scale of new or additional buildings
・Other Programs e.g. TMG(Tokyo Metropolitan Government) CO2 Emission Management, TMG Green Building Program, Energy Environment Management Program, Energy and Environmental Design Labeling System of condominiums
Division of Global Urban Environment, Bureau of Environment Developed a cross-departmental management organization for carbon emissions reduction under vice-governor in January 2007 Budgetary measures of 50 billion yen as global warming prevention fund in 2007
Kanagawa N/A N/A N/A Considering subsidy to household PV system. The prefecture plans to require large-scale building constructors and developers to consider using new energy by the Ordinance to Promote Global Warming Measures. Environmental Planning Division, Environment and Agriculture Department Placing a priority on global warming countermeasures, and established Kanagawa Global Warming Prevention Committee, a cross-sectoral organization. Established the Ordinance to Promote Global Warming Measures and Cool Renaissance Declaration
Nigata N/A N/A N/A N/A Environmental Planning Division N/A Nigata Carbon Offset program
Toyama N/A N/A N/A Environment Policy Division Established a promoting organization to work together with other divisions. Stopped providing free plastic shopping bags (April 2008).
Ishikawa N/A N/A N/A Environment Policy Division, Environment Department Practically working with other divisions. Promoting Ishikawa Environmental ISO.
Fukui N/A N/A N/A Project to promote green management certificate acquisition Environment Policy Division, Safety Environment Department Practically working with other divisions. Promoting global warming countermeasures by residents "LOVE Earth Fukui"
Yamanashi N/A N/A N/A N/A Environment Creation Division, Forestry and Environment Department Working with other divisions on basic policies Emissions Reduction Plan, Car and Environment Plan
Nagano N/A Obligation for electricity companies to submit their renewable energy plan Environment Policy Division, Environment Department Having meetings with coordinators in the related divisions and departments. N/A
Gifu N/A N/A N/A N/A Environmental Preservation Division N/A Started to charge for plastic shopping bags.
Shizuoka N/A Stated in the ordinance Global Environment Office, Environment Department N/A N/A
Aichi N/A N/A Global Warming Prevention Section, Air Environment Division, Department of the Environment Established Aichi environmental policy promotion committee led by the governor. Implemented residents activities to promote eco-friendly lifestyles under "Aichi Eco Challenge 21" to curb CO2 emissions from households and cars.
Mie N/A N/A Global Warming Prevention Unit, Department of Environment and Forestry Working with other divisions in educational events as necessary. N/A
Shiga N/A N/A N/A Global Warming Prevention Office, Environmental Policy Division Established Global Warming Prevention Headquarters in July 2008 to cross-sectionally work on global warming and related programs comprehensively and effectively. Established Sustainable Society Shiga, aiming to reduce GHG by 50% in March 2008.
Kyoto "Eco meister" system, greening of buildings, Kyoto eco point model program Global Warming Prevention headquarters Established Global Warming Prevention Headquarters led by the governor to work on global warming and related programs comprehensively and effectively. (Article 55 of Kyoto Prefectural Ordinances Against Global Warming) N/A
Osaka N/A N/A Obligation for buildings of over a certain size to submit their environmental plans Global Environment Division, Greenery and Urban Environment Office, Department of Environment, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Comprehensively promoting climate change measures at Osaka Environmental Policy Promoting Committee (working with House and Town Planning Division, ESCO business promotion, and developing guidelines of environmental buildings) Stated its vision to be an environmental prefecture in "Future Vision of Osaka" program, aiming for proactive initiatives.
Hyogo N/A Air Pollution Control Division, Environmental Management Bureau Working with other divisions at Global Warming Measures Study Group of the Meeting for Environment-Friendly Society. Setting higher reduction target for large-scale businesses: Encouraging medium- and small-scale businesses and businesses which operate many small-scale outlets and to develop environment plans: Concluded the agreement to promote energy saving home appliances with mass retailers: 10-Fold Green Energy Strategy ( 10-fold of introduction of PV system and wind power in FY2010 from 2007 levels): Subsidy to household PV system.
Nara N/A N/A N/A N/A Environment Policy Division, Landscape and Environment Bureau Annually holding Nara Environmental Meeting. Formally working with other divisions. Nara Action Plan against Global Warming
Wakayama N/A N/A Environment and Lifestyle Division Developed a certification system to certify CO2 absorption by forests in Wakayama Prefecture and other environment conservation activities by Environment and Social Affairs Division, and supporting "Corporate Forests" promoted by Forest Management Division. Held "ESCO Business Forum" in November 2008 to promote ESCO businesses in Wakayama.
Tottori N/A N/A N/A Division for Developing an Environmental Prefecture Working with other divisions as necessary. Proactively introduced woody pellet stoves in prefectural offices.
Shimane N/A N/A N/A Environment Policy Division Established "Municipal Promotion Committee" to communicate with related divisions to achieve the targets of Shimane climate change action plan. Started promoting "Shimane CO2 Diet Strategy" in August 2008.
Okayama N/A N/A N/A Implemented a program to require businesses to calculate, report and make public the GHG emissions calculation. Living Environment Department N/A N/A
Hiroshima N/A N/A N/A Environment Policy Division Established Global Environment Office consisting of related divisions to working together. Promoting residents' activities against global warming in Hiroshima.
Yamaguchi N/A N/A N/A Environment Policy Division Established Environment Policy Promotion Committee led by the vice-governor and each department directors as the members, and Yamaguchi Eco and Green Strategy Promotion Meeting with related division managers. Refer to "Global Warming Countermeasures in Yamaguchi" website.
Tokushima N/A N/A Environmental Capital Division N/A N/A
Kagawa N/A N/A N/A Environment Policy Division N/A Promoting eco-driving, eco-challenging activities by residents.
Ehime N/A N/A N/A N/A Environment Policy Division, Environment Bureau, Citizens Environment Department N/A Established the Promotion Committee of residents' activities against global warming (June 2008): Promoting eco-driving and cool biz program: Promoting biomass energy projects.
Kochi N/A N/A N/A N/A Environmental Policy Division, Forestry Promotion and Environment Department Always trying to work with other divisions. Promoting residents' activities against global warming at residents meeting against global warming.
Fukuoka N/A N/A N/A N/A Environmental Policy Division, Environment Department Working with other divisions as necessary. Fukuoka Hydrogen Energy Strategy Committee
Saga N/A N/A Subsidies for green energy-powered vehicles Global Warming Prevention headquarters (c/o Global Warming Prevention Division) Established Global Warming Headquarters to promote climate change countermeasures comprehensively in October 2008. Implementing model projects for lawn school garden: Dispatching environment supporters: Global warming prevention seminars: Promoting eco-driving, my bag campaign, eco-styles.
Nagasaki N/A N/A N/A Future environment Promotion Division, Environment Department N/A N/A
Kumamoto N/A N/A N/A Providing eco bags to Kumamoto eco family; 50% discount ticket on Kumamoto No-My-Car Day; Providing JR Kyusyu point cards. Environmental Prefecture Promotion Office, Environment and Social Affairs Division, Environment and Social Affairs Department Established General Committee for Global Warming Prevention to work with related divisions. Started comprehensive activities against global warming in August 2008: Reviewing residents' lifestyle and business activities in collaboration with residents, businesses, governments and schools.
Oita N/A N/A N/A N/A Life Environment Planning Division, Department of Lifestyle and Environment Life Environment Planning Division of Department of Lifestyle and Environment is in charge of global warming countermeasures. Commerce, Industry and Labor Department is in charge of new energy policies. Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries is in charge of absorption measures and biomass. Developing "Global Warming Prevention Campaign in Kyusyu, Okinawa and Yamaguchi" to raise awareness: Accepting application for environmental initiatives at home, and implementing environmental projects based on the CO2 emissions reduction: Granting CO2 reduction certificate businesses.
Miyazaki N/A N/A N/A N/A Environment Management Division N/A N/A
Kagoshima N/A N/A N/A Adding points to ISO 9000 and ISO 14000 certified businesses in bidding. Global Warming Prevention Division Holding the meeting of Global Warming Prevention Headquarters with related department, Education Agency and prefectural police) held Kagoshima residents meeting to promote global environment conservation: Promoting Kagoshima environmental partners system: Promoting plans against global warming (subsidies to local organizations)
Okinawa N/A N/A N/A Established Okinawa energy vision Department of Culture and Environment Not formally but practically working with other divisions. N/A
 
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