Operations of the Hokkaido Environmental Partnership Office (EPO Hokkaido)

Operations of the Hokkaido Environmental Partnership Office (EPO Hokkaido)

In regional environment conservation and problem solving, gcoordinationh where people in various positions, such as residents, companies, schools, experts, and government join their strengths for the same purpose, is essential. The Ministry of Environment has established the Environmental Partnership Office (EPO) in eight locations in Japan, as bases to promote approaches for coordination, according to the gLaw on Enhancing Motivation on Environmental Conservation and Promoting of Environmental Educationh This foundation carries out the coordination operations of EPO Hokkaido in coordination with the Regional Environmental Office, Hokkaido

Promotion of Cooperation Approaches

Public Awareness Activities

To promote gcooperation approaches,h coordination of people in various positions is carried out, our accumulated know-how and successful cases are utilized through the implementation of model projects and accompanied support and follow-ups. Moreover, we provide information from various systems of the Law on Enhancing Motivation on Environmental Conservation and Promoting Environmental Education, practical utilization methods, and promotion activities.

Promotion of ESD

Public Awareness Activities

To promote ESD (education for sustainable development), we create an advanced area, and carry out the necessary support activities. Moreover, we hold learning seminars and workshops to train the persons who will be responsible for ESD. In addition, we operate the Hokkaido Regional ESD Activity Support Center (scheduled to open in 2017) which is established by the Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, and develop support activities for bases in charge RCE and ESD in each region.

* ESD: Education for Sustainable Development

* RCE: Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development

Participation in the environment intermediate support conference, Hokkaido

Public Awareness Activities

Sapporo has four environmental intermediate support organizations related to the government, Hokkaido, Sapporo city, and private companies. Centering on these four organizations, we seek to provide steady activities with highly valued service for the user, and organize the genvironmental intermediate support conference, Hokkaidoh

Major activities in recent years

  • Creation of an ESD advanced region by coordination with the government and private sectors
  • Support of a platform for persons responsible for ESD.
  • Support in problem solving at environmental learning facilities, etc.
  • Promotion of cooperation toward sustainable society development
  • Promotion for citizens and companies to participate in environmental policies through communication