Japan-Philippines Learning Exchange on Circular Plastics Economy and Climate Change Adaptation Technologies and Approaches

Day 1: Kitakyushu Eco-Town Model for Industrial Symbiosis

Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Ministry of Environment are presently promoting Eco-Town projects, aiming to build resource-efficient economic societies, bring together recycling industries and research institutes, foster industrial symbiosis, and contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The projects are operated by local authorities to support advanced environment-conscious town building through cooperation with local residents and industries. Of the 26 Eco-Towns in Japan, the Kitakyushu Eco-Town Project is considered one of the pioneers.

The Philippine delegation is composed of Governor Arthur Defensor, Jr. and planning officer Mr. Mario Nillos of Iloilo Province; 𝗠𝗮𝘆𝗼𝗿 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗹𝗼𝘂 𝗙𝗹𝗼𝗿𝗲𝘀-𝗠𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗼 and environment department assistant head 𝗠𝘀. 𝗘𝗹𝗶𝘇𝗮𝗯𝗲𝘁𝗵 𝗔𝗯𝗼𝗴𝗮𝗱𝗼 of 𝗖𝗮𝗹𝗮𝗽𝗮𝗻 𝗖𝗶𝘁𝘆; Councilor Lalaine Marcos and solid waste chief Ms. Ingrid Macabare of Ormoc City ; Councilor Suzette Daba and environment assistant head Ms. Elvisa Mabelin of Cagayan de Oro City; Department of Public Services chief Ms. Kayle Nicole Amurao and solid waste officer Engr. John Vaughn Caoyong of the City of Manila; and Environment department head Engr. Linno Benju Calleja and project officer Engr. Neil Dominic Careo of Legazpi City. They were joined by UN-Habitat Philippines country manager Mr. Christopher Rollo and HOCCI project manager Engr. Voltaire Acosta.

📷 Healthy Oceans Clean Cities Initiative