Energy / Climate Change

September 16, 2007


New Environmental Accounting System Saves 31 Million Yen in FY2005 at Kyoto City's Offices

Keywords: Energy Conservation Local government Money Policy / Systems 

Kyoto City in Japan has released an environmental accounting report covering fiscal 2005, the city announced on April 23, 2007. The city acquired ISO 14001 certification for its environmental management systems in fiscal 2005, and started new efforts in 14 wards and branch offices in the city. The efforts resulted in an estimated cost reduction of 31 million yen (about US$252,000) and environmental conservation effects of 1.1 million yen (about US$8,900), while environmental expenditures were roughly the same as the previous fiscal year.

Internal economic benefits include income gained from measures taken plus costs eliminated by the reduced consumption of electricity, paper, etc. Environmental conservation effects include the monetary values calculated from environmental impacts mitigated by various measures and policies, and from the improved level of environmental quality.

The report will be distributed to the city offices that introduced environmental accounting systems, and will be posted on the city's website.

Posted: 2007/09/16 11:12:44 PM
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