Sustainable Forest Future Community; Shimokawa town
Shimokawa is an inland town located in northern Hokkaido, with a population of approximately 3,400. 88% of the town’s area of 64,420 ha is covered with forest, with forestry and agriculture as its key industries.To realize the sustainable society, Shimokawa has been developing the sustainable forestry and forest industry. Additionally, the district heat supply system of woody biomass has been implemented to many public buildings and a compact collective housing area. The benefit from the biomass boilers has been allocated to child care. Furthermore, the education program and health care program in forest are familiar to every generation.Currently, Shimokawa proposed the sustainable community vision in 2030, which is line with the SDGs, and committed to realize integrated solutions of sustainable forestry industry, low-carbon society and super aging society. Such activities are highly recognized to receive the first Japan’s SDGs award in 2017.
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