Performance Overview (2019)
The G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit 2008 that paid an intensive focus on the environmental issues, left behind a strong legacy in Sapporo, which made the Eco Capital Sapporo Declaration the same year. Since then, sustainability has been playing a central role in the city's policies, making Sapporo a leading destination among Japanese cities, which became the first city in Japan to obtained the LEED for Cities and Communities Platinum certification in 2020
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Sapporo Convention Bureau has been contributing to the concept of sustainable meetings and events by actively promoting the environmentally-conscious operations and practices through its Sustainable Action Initiative.
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Nationwide surveys consistently rank Sapporo as Japan's most desirable city to live in. It is no surprise to the residents, who enjoy the advantages of big-city living with the majesty of the stunning natural environment. Apart from its compact structure, environmentally-friendly elements can be found all around Sapporo. There is a subway that boasts noise-reducing rubber tires, or Porocle, a bicycle sharing system. One of the landmarks of Sapporo, the Moerenuma Park for example, was built on a waste landfill, while the park’s signature and one of the city’s unique venues, the Glass Pyramid, uses snow for its air conditioning, another unique feature that has also been adopted by the New Chitose Airport.
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Located on Japan’s northernmost island of Hokkaido, Sapporo is not just at the top of Japan geographically speaking. With a population of 1.9 million, comparable to world capitals such as Paris, Vienna and Barcelona, and with an area the size of Hong Kong, Sapporo is Japan’s fifth largest metropolis, over 60% of which is covered by greenery and 6 meters of snow for the period of 130 days a year. The former host of Asia’s first winter Olympics has been a longtime front-runner of local production - local consumption, with an overwhelming food sufficiency rate of 208%, which is five times more of Japan’s average, giving the destination its reputation and brand value as Japan’s leading gourmet city, not to mention its namesake beer.
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