A strength and characteristic of Kawasaki City is its effort in promoting a reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions on a global basis by leveraging high quality environmental technologies. As one of its related initiatives, Kawasaki City has initiated the Kawasaki Mechanism Certification System to mark the contribution to GHG emission reductions outside the city (avoided emissions) made through the use of environmental technologies of enterprises within the City and to facilitate the appropriate evaluation of these enterprises in the market.The outline of the system is as follows.
For the calculation method of the quantity of the avoided emissions, please see the “Calculation guidelines of the quantity of the avoided emissions” below.
Based on the calculation guidelines for avoided emissions, an examination is made to ensure fairness and accuracy of the following items regarding products and technologies for review.
Kawasaki City won the 10th LCA Society of Japan Chairman's Award for the efforts of “Kawasaki Mechanism”.
For further details, please seethe LCA Society of Japan website