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RCE Chubu
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RCE Chubu is one of six RCEs in Japan, located in the area of Aichi, Mie, and Gifu prefecture. Instead of using a political or economic district to identify the regional centre, RCE Chubu adopted a natural environmental district with which to identify itself, the Ise-Mikawa Bay Watershed and the river basins draining into Ise-Mikawa Bay. The downstream reaches are heavily industrialized and upstream there has been considerable environmental destruction as a result.

RCE Chubu emphasizes the perspective of horizontal themes, aligned with the characteristics of the region. The themes to be taken up for promoting education for sustainable development include manufacturing, energy, forest conservation, river and tideland conservation, and multicultural harmony. One of its flagship activities, the Multicultural Dialogue for Sustainability Biodiversity Cyber Dialogue Project, was recently featured in a recent RCE publication. Read more about the project here.
For more information on this RCE, please contact

Tsuneo Takeuchi
Nagoya University
Graduate School of Environmental Studies
Furocho, Chikusa, Nagoya 464-8601

Reita Furusawa
Chubu University
1200 Matsumoto-cho, Kasugai-shi, Aichi 487-8501

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