The Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition has published the EXPO 2025 Green Vision (Edition 2023) regarding the directions and core measures to be taken by Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan (hereinafter referred to as “the Expo”) with respect to decarbonization and resource recycling in order to achieve sustainability through the preparation and operation of the Expo.
The EXPO 2025 Green Vision (Edition 2023) consists of three sections: Decarbonization, Resource Circulation and Circular Economy, and Natural Environment. The Decarbonization section presents the calculation range of GHG※1 emissions and BAU at the Expo, and declares in Scope 1 and 2 that carbon neutrality is our goal. In the area corresponding to Scope 3, companies, schools, local governments, etc. register to implement activities that lead to CO2 reduction, such as food loss reduction and clothing reuse, and encourage and monitor reduction actions through the “Green Challenge” initiatives, which calculate the amount of CO2 reduction from each activity. In the section on Resource Circulation and Circular Economy, the estimated amount of waste and targets for recycling are set, and specific measures are summarized based on the “Osaka Blue Ocean Vision” and our basic approach to measures against plastic issues and food loss reduction. The Natural Environment section includes appropriate project implementation based on the environmental impact assessment and the establishment of procurement standards that take sustainability into consideration.
※1 GHG(Greenhouse Gas): Greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide and methane
※2 BAU(Business-as-Usual): Greenhouse gas emissions without additional measures
※3 Scope: Classification of GHG emissions as defined by the GHG Protocol (a standard established by an organization co-sponsored by the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)).
■EXPO 2025 Green Vision (Edition 2023)
■EXPO 2025 Green Vision (Summary Edition 2023)
■”Expert committee for the sustainable Expo” established to achieve the sustainable operation of Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan (released on December 15, 2021) (Japanese only)
■Interim guidelines ”EXPO 2025 Green Vision” launched by committee on environmental energy in future society (released on June 22, 2021) (Japanese only)
■ “The policy for the sustainable Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan” and revised ”EXPO 2025 Green Vision” released (released on April 27, 2022)
Public Relations Department, Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition