English Abstract

About SDGs and Kansai SDGs platform Initiatives

Kansai Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry.(METI Kansai), Chuo-ku, Osaka, Japan
Nippon Gomu Kyokaishi,(2020),93(5),147-151 General Review in Japanese

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 targets demonstrate the scale and ambition of this new universal Agenda. They seek to build on the MDGs and complete what they did not achieve.
The Government of Japan established a new Cabinet body headed by the Prime Minister and composed of all ministers. The SDGs Promotion Headquarters was established to lead the comprehensive implementation of SDGs-related measures as a control tower.
The Kansai SDGs Platform was established in December of 2017 as a body designed to bring together actors from a wide spectrum in Kansai.
The primary aim of the Kansai SDGs Platform is to widely publicize the importance of the SDGs in Kansai and to increase awareness and understanding of this topic.
The Kansai Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI-KANSAI) is committed to contributing to the development of the local economy by mobilizing the experience, expertise and various policies. METI-KANSAI actively supports the creation and worldwide dissemination by Kansai businesses of a “Japanese SDGs model", towards the realization of a sustainable economy and to aid in preparations for the upcoming Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai.

Keywords: SDGs, The 2030 Agenda, Sustainability, Kansai