Sapporo, Japan

Organisation: Sapporo Convention Bureau 

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Performance Overview (2019)

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51 %

Performance Highlights

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 has also been nominated the SDGs Future City by the Government of Japan.

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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.

6%


OF SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFIED HOTELS

0%


OF SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFIED VENUES

18%


OF SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFIED PCOS/DMCS

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 of Hokkaido. Apart from its compact structure, Sapporo offers a convenient public transportation system, including subway which boasts various technologically advanced features such as noise-reducing rubber tires, as well as a bicycle sharing system – Porocle.

SDG IMPLEMENTATION SCORE

79%

SCORE ON SOCIAL PROGRESS INDEX

88%

SCORE ON CORRUPTION PERCEPTION INDEX

73%

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 7 meters of snow for the period of 132 days a year. In fact, one of the landmarks of Sapporo - Moerenuma Park was built on a waste landfill, while the park’s signature and one of the city’s unique venues - Glass Pyramid uses a snow cooling system, a unique environmental feature that has been adopted by the city’s New Chitose Airport. The former host of Asia’s first winter Olympics has also been a longtime frontrunner 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 beer.

1%


OF ELECTRICITY FROM RENEWABLES

27%


OF WASTE
RECYCLED

289 ha

HECTARES OF GREEN AREA PER 100 000 POPULATION

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