The Mitsui & Co. Environment Fund

Introduction to Grant Projects

Kiko Network

Develop model standard regions for environmental education towards creating a low carbon society

Activity grant

Project Description

Kiko Network has developed its global warming prevention environmental education program aimed at elementary school upper grades in Kyoto since 2005, and will expand it to other regions. This project will teach the children who will carry our future the actions necessary for preventing global warming and provide an opportunity to make practical connections, in collaboration with regional organizations including domestic and foreign NPOs and NGOs, and local governments. It aims to expand the program to two areas in 2013, seven in 2014, and 12 in 2015.

Grant year
FY2013 Activity Grants
Grant term
3 years
October 2013 - September 2016
Grant amount
7,000,000 yen
Activity region
Kurashiki City, Okayama Prefecture and Amagasaki City, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
Group activity announcement at environmental education review session

Overview of the Organization

Mie Asaoka, Representative
Mie Asaoka, Representative
Year established
Aim to prevent climate change and global warming through initiatives to reduce emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases from an individual standpoint and by working to effectively reduce emissions through the Framework Convention on Climate Change and domestic policy.
Primary areas of activity
Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Tokyo
Number of staff
8 full-time staff members, 4 part-time staff members, 223 full members
Annual operating budget
46.7 million yen in 2011, 43.31 million yen in 2012, 47.9 million yen in 2013
WEB site
Collaborating organizations
Okayama Group for Considering the Future of Energy, Amagasaki City
Recent activities
Conducts the following activities to accomplish the above aims.
  • (1) Citizen education and provision of information pertaining to climate change and global warming issues
  • (2) Studies, research and proposals related to climate change and global warming issues
  • (3) Exchange of experience from and promotion of activities in various regions related to climate change and global warming issues
  • (4) Participation in planning of international discussions and policy-making related to climate change and global warming issues
  • (5) Support for domestic and foreign people and NGOs related to climate change and global warming issues