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Invitation of opinions in response to the revision of the 'Basic Policy for the Promotion of Contracts Considering Reduction of Emissions of Greenhouse Gases and Others by the State and Other Entities'

November 10, 2016

At the time of revision of 'the Basic Policy for the Promotion of Contracts Considering Reduction of Emissions of Greenhouse Gases and Others by the State and Other Entities'(hereinafter called the Basic Policy) based on 'the Act on Promotion of Contracts of the State and Other Entities, Which Show Consideration for Reduction of Emissions of Greenhouse Gases, etc.'(hereinafter called the Green Contract Act), we prepared a draft as in the attachment. In order to listen to a wide range of opinions from the nation, we implement a Public Comment Procedure.

For the purpose of building a sustainable society with less environmental load along with the aim to reduce greenhouse gases, etc., by pursuing contracts considering reduction of emissions of greenhouse gases, etc. (hereinafter called the Green Contracts) when public institutions like the State and local governments, etc. are procuring goods and services, Green Contract Act has come into effect on November, 2007.

Institutions like the States, etc. are tackling the Green Contracts in accordance with the Basic Policy prescribed by the article 6 of the Green Contract Act. At present, the Basic Policy stipulates specific contents and procedures on the Green Contracts, concerning the 6 contracts, i.e., power supply, procurement and lease of automobiles, procurement of ships, energy conservation improvement, construction and waste management.

The Basic Policy is subject to revision and this year we called for proposal for reference and held a review meeting attended by experts, etc. to prepare a description on the background and the meaning of dissemination of the Green Contracts and a proposal of the revision.
In this connection, we invite a wide range of opinions nationwide which will be helpful in finalizing the revision of the Basic Policy.

Comments will be accepted from November 10 to December 5, 2016..

Please note that all procedures related to this invitation for public comments will be conducted in Japanese, and the comments need to be submitted in Japanese, by mail, facsimile or email.

For further information, please visit the Ministry of the Environment web page (in Japanese) (http://www.env.go.jp/info/iken.html)

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