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First, we have established projects like "Udon Power" and "Whole-Udon Circulation Project," which involve converting residue from Sanuki udon into biogas and recycling it as fertilizer for udon production, contributing to a circular economy.
Second, Takamatsu Symbol Tower utilizes 100% CO2-free electricity from genuinely renewable energy sources.
Third, in Takamatsu City, there are seven rental bicycle ports, and efforts are underway to develop dedicated bicycle lanes and pathways that ensure the safe and comfortable passage of cyclists, pedestrians, and automobiles. This infrastructure allows for safe cycling access to nationally designated historic sites like Tamamo Park and special scenic spots like Ritsurin Garden.
In this manner, we are actively pursuing initiatives aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions by promoting energy-efficient lifestyles and the realization of a low-carbon city. These efforts include the maintenance and improvement of living environments, as well as the promotion of resource recycling.
    [social_description] => Through the "Takamatsu Universal Design Map" website, we provide information on universal design, barrier-free access, and multilingual resources for facilities in the Takamatsu area, aiming to create a society where everyone can live comfortably and safely.
Additionally, on the Takamatsu City website, we actively solicit and disclose public comments to incorporate them into the formulation of the city's fundamental policies and ordinances.
    [supplier_description] => From the perspective of carbon neutrality and smart city initiatives, there have been the "Symposium on the Realization of Sustainable Cities" and the "Student Summit in Kagawa/Takamatsu (Aiming for a sustainable city)," where a collaborative approach between government and private sectors has been taken to contemplate the achievement of a sustainable city. These events have encouraged the utilization of public transportation by citizens and tourists, fostered awareness among the younger generation, primarily students, and facilitated international exchanges with individuals from various G7 countries who possess diverse values. Participants collectively engaged in discussions to determine what we can contribute to the pursuit of a sustainable city.
As a result of these event programs, four goals were established: "A city that is comfortable for everyone, filled with diversity, " Creating a vibrant downtown that is lively and an energetic city," "A city where residents can live in an environmentally conscious manner," and "A city where every individual takes pride and is cherished by future generations." These goals were adopted in the recommendation document for the G7 Sustainable Urban Development Ministers’ Meeting in Takamatsu, Kagawa held in July 2023.
These event programs serve as a catalyst for sharing ideas and discussions, accelerating the resolution of societal challenges through various innovations, and striving for regional revitalization while deepening and expanding our commitment to the SDGs.
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Furthermore, in municipal governance, we are dedicating our efforts to initiatives related to sustainability, with the aim of ensuring the “enduring vibrancy and creative abundance of Takamatsu, the city of the Seto Inland Sea," in line with the “Takamatsu City Urban Development Strategy Plan."
For instance, we are taking a maritime perspective to reevaluate our way of life and society, engaging citizens in collaborative efforts such as beach clean-up operations to address plastic waste washed ashore along our coastlines.
Additionally, the Takamatsu Convention and Visitors Bureau is actively progressing in attracting tourists and conventions that are considerate of the Sustainable Development Goals.
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Takamatsu, Japan 2023 GDS-Index Report
2023 Performance Overview
DMO
Supplier
Social
Environmental
Performance Highlights
Summary
Environmental
Supplier
Social
Takamatsu City is located along the calm and picturesque Seto Inland Sea, boasting its remarkable archipelago. Throughout its history, the city has maintained a profound connection with the Seto Inland Sea, impacting various aspects of people's lives, the economy, culture, and more. As a pivotal administrative city in Japan, it continues to thrive and develop. Furthermore, in municipal governance, we are dedicating our efforts to initiatives related to sustainability, with the aim of ensuring the “enduring vibrancy and creative abundance of Takamatsu, the city of the Seto Inland Sea," in line with the “Takamatsu City Urban Development Strategy Plan." For instance, we are taking a maritime perspective to reevaluate our way of life and society, engaging citizens in collaborative efforts such as beach clean-up operations to address plastic waste washed ashore along our coastlines. Additionally, the Takamatsu Convention and Visitors Bureau is actively progressing in attracting tourists and conventions that are considerate of the Sustainable Development Goals.
“Takamatsu City's Earth Climate Change Countermeasures Implementation Plan" prioritizes environmental conservation as one of its fundamental objectives. First, we have established projects like "Udon Power" and "Whole-Udon Circulation Project," which involve converting residue from Sanuki udon into biogas and recycling it as fertilizer for udon production, contributing to a circular economy. Second, Takamatsu Symbol Tower utilizes 100% CO2-free electricity from genuinely renewable energy sources. Third, in Takamatsu City, there are seven rental bicycle ports, and efforts are underway to develop dedicated bicycle lanes and pathways that ensure the safe and comfortable passage of cyclists, pedestrians, and automobiles. This infrastructure allows for safe cycling access to nationally designated historic sites like Tamamo Park and special scenic spots like Ritsurin Garden. In this manner, we are actively pursuing initiatives aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions by promoting energy-efficient lifestyles and the realization of a low-carbon city. These efforts include the maintenance and improvement of living environments, as well as the promotion of resource recycling.
From the perspective of carbon neutrality and smart city initiatives, there have been the "Symposium on the Realization of Sustainable Cities" and the "Student Summit in Kagawa/Takamatsu (Aiming for a sustainable city)," where a collaborative approach between government and private sectors has been taken to contemplate the achievement of a sustainable city. These events have encouraged the utilization of public transportation by citizens and tourists, fostered awareness among the younger generation, primarily students, and facilitated international exchanges with individuals from various G7 countries who possess diverse values. Participants collectively engaged in discussions to determine what we can contribute to the pursuit of a sustainable city. As a result of these event programs, four goals were established: "A city that is comfortable for everyone, filled with diversity, " Creating a vibrant downtown that is lively and an energetic city," "A city where residents can live in an environmentally conscious manner," and "A city where every individual takes pride and is cherished by future generations." These goals were adopted in the recommendation document for the G7 Sustainable Urban Development Ministers’ Meeting in Takamatsu, Kagawa held in July 2023. These event programs serve as a catalyst for sharing ideas and discussions, accelerating the resolution of societal challenges through various innovations, and striving for regional revitalization while deepening and expanding our commitment to the SDGs.
Through the "Takamatsu Universal Design Map" website, we provide information on universal design, barrier-free access, and multilingual resources for facilities in the Takamatsu area, aiming to create a society where everyone can live comfortably and safely. Additionally, on the Takamatsu City website, we actively solicit and disclose public comments to incorporate them into the formulation of the city's fundamental policies and ordinances.
Summary
Takamatsu City is located along the calm and picturesque Seto Inland Sea, boasting its remarkable archipelago. Throughout its history, the city has maintained a profound connection with the Seto Inland Sea, impacting various aspects of people's lives, the economy, culture, and more. As a pivotal administrative city in Japan, it continues to thrive and develop. Furthermore, in municipal governance, we are dedicating our efforts to initiatives related to sustainability, with the aim of ensuring the “enduring vibrancy and creative abundance of Takamatsu, the city of the Seto Inland Sea," in line with the “Takamatsu City Urban Development Strategy Plan." For instance, we are taking a maritime perspective to reevaluate our way of life and society, engaging citizens in collaborative efforts such as beach clean-up operations to address plastic waste washed ashore along our coastlines. Additionally, the Takamatsu Convention and Visitors Bureau is actively progressing in attracting tourists and conventions that are considerate of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Does Takamatsu Convention &Visitors Bureau have a Sustainability Strategy?
Does Takamatsu, Japan have a sustainable destination certificate?
Does Takamatsu Convention &Visitors Bureau report on its sustainability performance?
Environmental
“Takamatsu City's Earth Climate Change Countermeasures Implementation Plan" prioritizes environmental conservation as one of its fundamental objectives. First, we have established projects like "Udon Power" and "Whole-Udon Circulation Project," which involve converting residue from Sanuki udon into biogas and recycling it as fertilizer for udon production, contributing to a circular economy. Second, Takamatsu Symbol Tower utilizes 100% CO2-free electricity from genuinely renewable energy sources. Third, in Takamatsu City, there are seven rental bicycle ports, and efforts are underway to develop dedicated bicycle lanes and pathways that ensure the safe and comfortable passage of cyclists, pedestrians, and automobiles. This infrastructure allows for safe cycling access to nationally designated historic sites like Tamamo Park and special scenic spots like Ritsurin Garden. In this manner, we are actively pursuing initiatives aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions by promoting energy-efficient lifestyles and the realization of a low-carbon city. These efforts include the maintenance and improvement of living environments, as well as the promotion of resource recycling.
OF ELECTRICITY FROM RENEWABLES
OF WASTE RECYCLED
94 ha
HECTARES OF GREEN AREA PER 100 000 POPULATION
Supplier
From the perspective of carbon neutrality and smart city initiatives, there have been the "Symposium on the Realization of Sustainable Cities" and the "Student Summit in Kagawa/Takamatsu (Aiming for a sustainable city)," where a collaborative approach between government and private sectors has been taken to contemplate the achievement of a sustainable city. These events have encouraged the utilization of public transportation by citizens and tourists, fostered awareness among the younger generation, primarily students, and facilitated international exchanges with individuals from various G7 countries who possess diverse values. Participants collectively engaged in discussions to determine what we can contribute to the pursuit of a sustainable city. As a result of these event programs, four goals were established: "A city that is comfortable for everyone, filled with diversity, " Creating a vibrant downtown that is lively and an energetic city," "A city where residents can live in an environmentally conscious manner," and "A city where every individual takes pride and is cherished by future generations." These goals were adopted in the recommendation document for the G7 Sustainable Urban Development Ministers’ Meeting in Takamatsu, Kagawa held in July 2023. These event programs serve as a catalyst for sharing ideas and discussions, accelerating the resolution of societal challenges through various innovations, and striving for regional revitalization while deepening and expanding our commitment to the SDGs.
OF HOTEL ROOMS SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFIED
OF VENUES SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFIED
OF PCOS/DMCS SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFIED
Social
Through the "Takamatsu Universal Design Map" website, we provide information on universal design, barrier-free access, and multilingual resources for facilities in the Takamatsu area, aiming to create a society where everyone can live comfortably and safely. Additionally, on the Takamatsu City website, we actively solicit and disclose public comments to incorporate them into the formulation of the city's fundamental policies and ordinances.
80
SDG IMPLEMENTATION SCORE
88
SCORE ON SOCIAL PROGRESS INDEX
73
SCORE ON CORRUPTION PERCEPTION INDEX
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The Global Destination Sustainability Movement (GDSM) brings together the sustainability pioneers of the business and leisure tourism world, working with destinations to co-create their tourism and events strategies, benchmark and improve their sustainability performance and transform value chains in order to catalyse regeneration.

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