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The 14th Eco-Products Exhibition 2012

13th – 15th December, 2012, Tokyo, Japan

The Eco-Products Exhibition will be taking place in Tokyo, Japan from the 13th to the 15th of December. This year’s Exhibition theme is “The Greener, The Smarter -The Future We Will Choose”. This theme describes the choices that are being faced with regard to the new future and how to incorporate them into our life and our communities, which is more important now than ever.

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Japan has a great number of noteworthy technologies and know-how with regard to the environment and energy. Their environmental and energy technologies can also play important roles in reducing environmental burdens on a global scale by helping other countries to gain insight in to these new technologies in energy and environment and how these can be adapted in their own countries.

The technologies and information that will be featured at the exhibition will include natural energy-related technologies, eco houses, eco vehicles, energy saving appliances, smart communities and much more.

Launched in 1999, The Eco-Products Exhibition was developed in order to publicise eco-products and to realise an environment-friendly society by creating an awareness of the global environment, efforts, products and service methods and how both society and industry have changed substantially in these areas. The Eco-Products Exhibition is one of the largest environmental exhibitions in Japan, drawing more than 180,000 business people and consumers interested in environmental issues, and is one of the largest environmental exhibitions in Japan, drawing more than 180,000 business people and consumers interested in environmental issues.

The scale and business types at the exhibition have also widely expanded. Companies demonstrate their innovative technologies and solutions to businesses, but there is also products aimed at consumers including families and children. The national and local governments, NPOs, NGOs, and educational institutes also show at the event introducing their activities and examples for solving environmental issues.

Eco-Innovation is one of the 12 assessment criteria that applicant cities are evaluated on when entering the European Green Capital Award competition. The aim of the award is to recognise and reward local efforts to improve the environment, the economy, and the quality of life of growing urban populations.

For more information on this event check out http://eco-pro.com/eco2012/english/index.html

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