Input from Japan: Circulating and Ecological Economy (CEE) for the United Nations Climate Action Summit

Japan (2019)

In order to attain sustainable future, the Government of Japan (GOJ) has continued putting effort into creation of a “Circulating and Ecological Economy” or CEE to reflect the philosophy of the 2030 Agenda and achieve SDGs. It is believed that CEE can be applicable globally based on their regional and local circumstances of natural and human capital through cooperation and partnership with Asian countries and cities, and beyond. The GOJ is currently strengthening its effort by starting a new programme and providing support for local governments to vitalize local resources and economies. By connecting regions/municipalities with experts to find the most effective way to cope with social, environmental, and economic issues, this programme will materialize the principles of CEE. It will also enable communities to find their unique assets and base their sustainable development plans upon them.