SDGs future city

The town has recently been selected as an "SDGs future city" (* 2) from the country as a municipality that will make efforts and proposals for achieving SDGs (* 1).
SDGs are universally adopted international goals to realize a sustainable world. 17 goals aimed at achievement by 2030, such as "eradication of poverty" and "clean energy" are set.
The town has been practicing and working on community development such as "practicing self-government through community participation and information sharing," "Eco-Model City initiatives," and "making unique development rules." If these initiatives are replaced with the 17 goals of the SDGs, they will be Goal 17 "Partnership", Goal 7 "Energy", Goal 11 "City development to continue to live", in other words, I think that it was also the goal that was aimed at.

In town, we will continue to refine the town development so far and practice initiatives ahead. It is an effort to create a "mutual aid society" that can be handed over to children of the future, and efforts to create a sustainable town, and if it continues further, this effort itself will contribute to achieving the goals of SDGs, as a future city of SDGs
In addition, when selecting the SDGs Future City, it was also selected as a “municipal SDGs model project” (* 3), and with the support of the government, Niseko Town proposed the “NISEKO Life and Model District Construction Project” (* 4) ).

"SDGS Future City" selection certificate award ceremony held at the Prime Minister's Official Residence on 15th June 2018

※ 1) SDGs: Abbreviation for Sustainable Development Goals
SDGs are "sustainable development targets", which were unanimously adopted under the participation of over 150 member countries' leaders at the United Nations Summit in September 2015, "2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development" (The international goal from 2016 to 2030 as stated in the Action Plan).
It consists of 17 goals (targets) to realize a sustainable world and 169 related targets, pledging not to leave anyone on earth. For example, the first goal is "1 No Poverty". And, as a common plan of the world, "Engage in global efforts with the participation of all members (regardless of whether it is a developing country or a developed country)", "Tackle all problems at the same time (all issues are related and concurrent)".
The pursuit of the various goals shown in these 17 goals and 169 targets is actually related to our daily lives, contributes to solving local regional issues, and promotes sustainable town development. Also, Niseko Town practice of self-government by the information sharing and community participation that has been working so far, the landscape measures and environmental policies, earn strengthening of power, "such as regional economic circulation Niseko Town considered to be a high urban development and the affinity of. "We have decided to promote these initiatives together with the town development we have done so far.
※ 2) SDGs Future City
The national government selects local governments that make excellent proposals for achieving the SDGs. In fiscal 2018, the first year of selection, 29 municipalities were selected nationwide, and four municipalities in Hokkaido were selected: Hokkaido, Sapporo, Shimokawa, and Niseko Town.
※ 3, ※ 4) Municipal SDGs model project, NISEKO living / model district construction project
When selecting SDGs Future Cities, the government selects particularly leading proposed projects, and the selected projects receive support (subsidies, etc.) from the government. In fiscal 2018, the first year of selection, 10 projects were selected, and in Hokkaido, two projects were selected in Shimokawa Town and Niseko Town.
Niseko Town's proposal project, “NISEKO Living / Model District Construction Project”, is to create a new living space (model district) in the urban area based on the SDGs philosophy. * For details, see the bottom

About other SDGs future city

For details on the SDGs future city in the whole country, please see the following Cabinet Office website

SDGs Future City Planning

Municipalities selected as SDGs Future Cities will formulate SDGs Future Urban Plans in order to materialize the contents of their proposals in cooperation with the national government.
Niseko Town's SDGs were formulated in August 2018 and revised in October 2019 after confirmation work and public comments by national experts.

Regarding SDGs future city planning etc., we regularly evaluate the progress, such as hearings by national experts. Please see the link below for details.


[Plan to formulate] Niseko Town SDGs Future City Plan (2021 ~ 2023) * For the second term
[Period of inspection] From December 11, 2020 to 17:00 on January 15th, 2021
[Inspection place]Niseko Town Office Planning Environment Section, this homepage
[Opinion acceptance period] From December 11, 2020 to 17:00 on January 15th, 2021


NISEKO Living / Model Area Construction Project

The “NISEKO Living and Model District Construction Project” proposed by Niseko Town in FY2018 was selected by the national government as a local government SDGs model project.
This project aims at sustainable development of a new block in response to population growth and labor shortage in Niseko Town. Synergistic effects of "economy", "society" and "environment" based on the SDGs Is to be implemented as an integrated approach.
This project is in collaboration with Club Vauban, a specialist group of energy and architecture, a project that is disseminated to the world with reference to the Vauban district in Freiburg, Germany, which is called the world's best eco town, and Zermatt in Switzerland. Aiming to reduce the burden on the environment by acquiring the know-how of housing construction with high fuel efficiency, disaster prevention through the development of human resources at local artisanal shops, and by eliminating the shortage of workers in companies. This will serve as a platform for investment and promote the internal circulation of the economy.
Niseko Town has been working on “resident participation” and “information sharing” before the Town, People and Work Creation Law, and based on the “Basic Ordinance for Town Development,” in which each townsperson thinks and acts based on “self-government”. In this project as well, we will promote initiatives based on "resident participation" and "information sharing", design active community activities from the beginning, and spread new autonomous organizations and activities.

In order to promote the NISEKO life and model district construction project, the necessity and concept of this project are communicated through the town planning lecture, community briefing, and public relations magazines.
In order to let more people know about this project, we will provide video about the state of explanations at business briefings and town development townsman lectures.

2019 A business briefing held on September 17
Explainer: Club Vauban Hironori Hayada

It is the 187th town development townsman lecture held on January 15, 2020.
Part 1 Overview (Explanation: Atsushi Murakami, Club Vauban)
Part 2 Questionnaire, test marketing, persona image (Explanation: Club Vauban Kento Tanaka)
Part 3 Exchange of opinions,
It has three parts.

前半 報告、説明
後半 参加者との意見交換




It is a state of the 193rd town development townsman course held on September 17, 2020.

都市未来研究会 in NISEKO




ニセコ 明日をつくる教室

また、株式会社ニセコまちが事務局となり、コミュニティプラットホーム「ニセコ 明日をつくる教室」を運営しています。

都市未来研究会 in NISEKO キックオフミーティング

動画その1 開会の挨拶、研究会に寄せる期待とニセコ町の紹介 ニセコ町長 片山健也
   その2 設立趣旨説明 発起人代表 土谷貞雄
   その3 設立趣旨補足、背景説明 発起人代表 村上敦 


Regional trading company business centered on timber

We aim to create a regional trading company business with the aim of improving the local procurement rate and circulation rate of timber, etc., with the aim of reducing the outflow of funds to the outside of the town and building an economy in which resources circulate within the region as much as possible. In the regional trading company business, we plan to introduce regional points targeting goods and services that can be used mainly for agricultural and forestry products in the region, constructing an economic zone centered on products with a high procurement rate in the region, and revitalizing the regional economy. It is linked to the conversion and circulation.
In 2019, we conducted a basic survey to improve the procurement rate in the region, grasped the actual situation through hearings, examined the possibility of introducing regional points, and examined the Niseko Town version of a regional trading company.


In order to maintain and manage forests soundly and to sustainably link forest resources to the revitalization and circulation of local economies, we look at the long-term future image of forests and have the public interest functions and multifaceted aspects of forests. After discussing and sharing the target value or Niseko Town", it is necessary to first show the basic idea and direction of forestation.

<Forest vision formulation work>

  日時:令和2年12月22日 16:00-
Location: Niseko Central Warehouse Group No. 1 Warehouse

  日時:令和3年2月17日 16:00-
  場所:ニセコ中央倉庫群 1号倉庫




[Vision to formulate] Niseko Town Forest Vision
[Period of inspection] 2021 June 23, 2021 Friday, July 9th, 3rd year of Reiwa until 17:00
[Inspection place]Niseko Town Office Planning Environment Section, this homepage
[Opinion acceptance period] 2021 June 23, 2021 Friday, July 9th, 3rd year of Reiwa until 17:00
[Destination of opinion]Niseko Town Office Planning Environment Section


It is a state of the 192nd town development townsman course held on August 27, 2020.
Lecturer: Yoshiteru Takemoto, President, Tobushimi Co., Ltd.

It is a state of the 194th town development townsman course held on October 5, 2020.

Part 1: Lecturer Mr. Kosuke Motani, Senior Researcher, Japan Research Institute, Limited

Part 2: Dialogue Mr. Kosuke Motani, Senior Researcher, Japan Research Institute, Limited
Mr. Yoshiteru Takemoto, Representative Director of Collembola Co., Ltd.


第1部:講演 講師 長野県池田町教育町 竹内延彦 氏

第2部:対談 長野県池田町教育長 竹内延彦 氏
        株式会社トビムシ 代表取締役 竹本吉輝 氏

第1部:講演  講師 経済思想家 大阪市立大学准教授 斎藤幸平 氏

第2部:対談  経済思想家 大阪市立大学准教授 斎藤幸平 氏
Mr. Yoshiteru Takemoto, Representative Director of Collembola Co., Ltd.



Progress on SDGs

[Until now]
Bungo Arishima's lesson `` mutual assistance '', farm liberation
Establishment of the First Autonomy Basic Ordinance of the whole country "basic town planning ordinance"
Landscape Ordinance, tap water conservation ordinance, groundwater protection ordinance established, landscape district designated
Formulation of basic environmental plan, selection of Eco-Model City
"Small World City Niseko" (Fourth Comprehensive Plan) → "Niseko Environment Creation City" (Fifth Comprehensive Plan)
Formulation of comprehensive self-government creation strategy

【Heisei era2009 year mark】
Explain the policy to tackle SDGs at H30 budget formulation policy briefing session
[November - December]
Explanation of SDGs at each venue of the town development meeting
【March Heisei 30】
Under the parliamentary town policy enforcement policy of Heisei 30, explained "SDGs as the root of the town organization"
Report on the SDGs approach policy at the council of parliamentarians and the section chairman
For candidate selections such as "SDGs future city" conducted by the Cabinet Office, submit a proposal
Hearing (presentation) correspondence at the Cabinet Office concerning proposed contents
【7th June】
Explanation at briefing session on Congressional policy project etc.
【15th June】
Publication of selection results of "SDGs Future Cities" (29 organizations) and "Local Government SDGs Model Project" (10 organizations)
→ Niseko Town is selected
A selection certificate award ceremony at the prime minister's official residence (town mayor attendance)
Municipal SDGs model project planned neighboring dwelling adjacent to the planned site, visit all door to outline
【July 20】
Implementation of public comment (1 opinion until 30 July)
【July 27】
Adjustment of SDGs related budget in extraordinary legislature → approval
【July 31】
Explanation by the agricultural committe
Featured in the August issue of the public relations Niseko town planning and SDGs in Niseko Town
【August 31】
Publication of SDGs future city plan (homepage)
Municipal SDGs model project delivery decision
【September 20】
Holding a workshop on regional community at the 174th Town Planning Seminar lecture "Regional Management Seminar Thinking with People"
Explain the policy to tackle SDGs again at H31 budget formulation policy briefing session
【October 31】
SDGs Future City Niseko Town Special Exhibition (Town Culture Festival until November 4)
[November - December]
Explanation and exchanging opinions on SDGs at each meeting venue
【November 12】
Local model SDGs model project also explained at a meeting of members of the Eco-Model City second action plan
【December 3】
The 176th Town Planning Town People Course "Practice in the Region" SDGs "held
【December 10】
1st SDGs Model Project Promotion Council Preparatory Meeting
【December 11】
Local residents briefing session on municipal SDGs model project (held twice a day, primarily for residents living near the planning site)
【December 13】
Explanation at briefing session on Congressional policy project etc.
【January 16, Heisei 31】
The 2nd SDGs Model Business Promotion Council Preparatory Meeting
The 177th Town Planning Machiya Townmen's Seminar "Creating" NISEKO Life-Model District ""
Featured in the February issue of the public relations Niseko “ Niseko Town Town Development and SDGs: Creating NISEKO Life and Model Districts”
【February 10】
Local residents briefing session on municipal SDGs model project (mainly for residents living near the planned site)
【February 13】
Mayor of Katayama Mayor at the 1st Regional Creation SDGs International Forum
[February 19]
Held a workshop for local operators of ultra-highly airtight and highly insulated houses (until February 20)
[February 27]
1st Niseko Town SDGs Model Business Promotion Association
In the town administration enforcement policy for the fiscal year 2019 in the council, "" SDGs "is the town development that Honmachi has been working on", "" SDGs Future City Plan "and"Eco-Model City Action Plan " At the base of the
【April 1st】
About SDGs model business, local revitalization promotion grant is decided (3 years from FY2019)
The SDGs explanation and related goals in the business classification are displayed in the budget manual for the townspeople “Jobs to Know More”
[June 25]
The 180th town planning lecture “NISEKO life / model district -Town development with local investment”
【August 6】
"SDGs High School Future Conference" will be held in Niseko Town(until August 8)
[August 30]
Held a workshop for local business owners of ultra-highly airtight and highly insulated houses (until September 1)
【September 4】
Explanation at briefing session on Congressional policy project etc.
[September 17]
2nd Niseko Town SDGs Model Business Promotion Association
“NISEKO Life / Model District” Business Briefing
[October 1]
Report on “SDGs High School Students Future Conference” in which Niseko High School Students participated in the October issue of Public Information Niseko
[October 17]
[October 24]
Public comment on the revision (draft) of SDGs Future City Plan (until October 30, one opinion)
【October 31】
Publication of the revised SDGs Future City Plan (homepage)
[November 1]
SDGs Future City Niseko Town Special Exhibition (Town Culture Festival until November 4)
【December 10】
Explanation at briefing session on Congressional policy project etc.
[December 10, 11]
Special classes on SDGs held at Niseko High School by local revitalization volunteers in charge of SDGs (all grades)
[January 15, 2020]
Third Niseko Town SDGs Model Business Promotion Association
The 187th town development townsman lecture "NISEKO life, model district-block making technique, new living, community"
[February 25]
The 4th Niseko Town SDGs Model Project Promotion Association (jointly held with the 4th Niseko Town Regional Energy Utilization Review Council)
Gas Cogeneration System Tour (Kiranoyu)
The 189th Town Development Lecture “Toward the Establishment of a Regional Energy Company”
[March 5, March 9]
Explanation at briefing session on Congressional policy project etc.
【April 1st】
[June 5th]
Explanation at briefing session on Congressional policy project etc.
[June 11th]
The supplementary budget for the establishment of a town development company responsible for the overall operation of the SDGs model business in the regular assembly → Approved (6/18)
【July 3】
Town development company "Niseko Town Co., Ltd." establishment general meeting
【July 22】
Established town development company "Niseko Town Co., Ltd."
[August 8]
Conducted SDGs training for local development cooperation teams and tourism association staff by the regional development cooperation team in charge of SDGs
[August 27]
192nd Town Development Townspeople Lecture "Thinking about Forest Value as a Local Resource of Niseko Town
[September 17]
The 193rd Town Development Townspeople Lecture "Niseko Town Starts !!-NISEKO Life / Model District Future-"
[October 1st and 12th]
Holding of local business workshops for ultra-airtight and highly insulated houses
[October 5]
The 194th Town Development Townspeople Lecture "Satoyama Capitalism Thinking about Community Development and Forests in Niseko Town
[October 17]
Residents' briefing session / exchange meeting by "Niseko Town" (mainly for residents adjacent to the planned site)
[November 7]
Resident briefing session by "Niseko Town" (mainly for residents adjacent to the planned site)
[November 20]
The 5th Niseko Town SDGs Model Business Promotion Council
[December 8]
Holding SDGs peace for second-year students of Niseko Junior High School by the regional revitalization cooperation team in charge of SDGs
【December 10】
【December 11】
[December 12]
The 195th Town Development Townspeople Lecture "Forests and Nature Thinking from Growth and Learning"
都市未来研究会 IN NISEKO 連続講座 第1回「戦略ってなんだろう」
都市未来研究会 IN NISEKO 連続講座 第2回 「マイクログリッドが開く都市の未来」
都市未来研究会 IN NISEKO 連続講座 第3回 「小さな家の暮らし」
都市未来研究会 IN NISEKO 連続講座 第4回 「海法圭 world ensemble」【6月5日】
Explanation at briefing session on Congressional policy project etc.
[February 27]
都市未来研究会 IN NISEKO キックオフミーティング開催
Explanation at briefing session on Congressional policy project etc.
【April 1st】
都市未来研究会 IN NISEKO 第1回ミーティング開催(第4回まで、5/1、6/5、7/3、以降「ニセコ大学×都市未来研究会IN NISEKO」として月例開催)
都市未来研究会 IN NISEKO 第2回ミーティング開催
[August 30]
[October 5]
日欧産業協力センター 日欧オンライン会議に片山町長パネル登壇
日経 地方創生フォーラムに片山町長パネル登壇
ローカルSDGsユース・ダイアログ登壇(SDGs担当地域おこし協力隊) 他2日間(3/12、4/3)


Introduction of initiatives etc.

About the SDGs initiatives in Niseko Town, we will tell you about the public relations special feature and the introduction status so far, the future publication schedule, the acceptance of inspections, the popularization activities, etc.

· Magazine "TRYANGLE" VOL.04
· Asahi Shimbun "SDGs ACTION! 2"
· Monthly magazine "Energy Saving" September 2018 Feature
・ Monthly magazine `` Clean Energy '' March 2019 issue
・ Special issue of Hokuto Institute of Research `` NETT '' summer 2019
・ Monthly magazine `` Quality '' May 2019 issue
・Written by "White Paper on SDGs 2020"
・「地方創生につながる自治体SDGsの取組」 事例紹介 地域活性化センター
・寄贈書:小学生中・高学年向け冊子「SDGs本 私たちニセコ町とSDGs」寄贈制作

· Sapporo Nihon University Junior High School · High School Career Education Program SDGs Niseko Fieldwork
・ Takushoku University Faculty of International Studies Seminar training camp SDGs lecture * Cancelled due to the Hokkaido Eastern Iburi Earthquake
・ Riwano Gakuen University Towa no Mori San Ai High School April 26, 2019 Niseko Town ・ SDGs photologging
・ShirBeshi留学 地域交流プログラムでのSDGs講話・フリートーク等の実施

→For educational trips related to SDGs, please contact the Niseko Resort Tourism Association below
The SDGs education program in Niseko Town is introduced on the "Hokkaido Educational Travel" site.
"Everything in the town is SDGs content! A program that makes the most of the unique townspeople and nature

→For administrative visits, please see the "Inspection Information" below.

・ SDGs Future City Niseko Town Special Exhibition (Niseko Town Cultural Festival, 2018-every year, 2020 Cultural Festival canceled)
・Let's connect the 4th time! Hokkaido panel display
"Everything in the town is SDGs content! A program that makes the most of the unique townspeople and nature

・ Supporting the SDGs Japan Model Declaration
・ Hokkaido SDGs promotion network member
・ Participation in "World Chief Pledge / Japan"
・ Support for the Nagano Declaration
・ Joining the Sustainable Regional Creation Network
・ SDGs high school student future conference cooperation

・ Comprehensive cooperation agreement with regional financial institutions (North Pacific Bank, Hokkaido Bank)

・Environmental Plaza Sapporo 2018 Case Study Presentation ・Talk Session
・Environmental open space Sapporo 2019 case study/panel
・The 1st Regional Revitalization SDGs International Forum Panel
・ SDG Forum 20th Anniversary Announcement ・ Panel
・日経 地方創生フォーラム パネル
・日欧産業協力センター 日欧オンライン会議 パネル
・ Open lecture at Toyo University Graduate School of Economics
・Shiri Beshi Study Abroad Exchange Program in Niseko 2019 Winter/2020 Winter Lecture

・Hokkaido Shimbun November 15, 2018, 1st page
・北海道新聞 2021年5月17日朝刊 1面に掲載
・北海道新聞 2021年9月14日朝刊
・北海道新聞 2022年3月7日朝刊 1ページ掲載
・Hokkaido Kensetsu Shimbun December 20, 2018 Posted in Nibble, Hakodate, Shiribeshi
・北海道建設新聞 2020年1月1日 新春特集
・日経新聞 2021年3月19日 朝刊・電子版
・日経新聞 2021年5月21日 朝刊・電子版
・日経新聞 2021年12月14日 全面広告掲載
・自治通信 2021年6月4日(i-jump通信)
・北海道住宅通史 2021年10月25日
・NHK NEWS WEB November 18, 2018 Posted in Hokkaido NEWS WEB
* NHK radio broadcasting
・テレビ東京「ぶっちゃけ?ミエルカTV」 2021年4月17日放送
・BS11「みどりの日スペシャル 未来を変える SDGsの扉」 2021年5月4日放送
・北海道広報TV番組 札幌テレビ「知るほど!なるほど!北海道 ~ゼロカーボン北海道~」 2021年7月17日放送

・ Region revitalization team in charge of SDGs (from May 2019)
・SDGs staff training (workplace training, facility training, seminars sponsored by Hokkaido, regional development cooperation team, tourism association staff etc.)


・SDGsの取組に対する企業版ふるさと納税 5件(2022.2)

Inquiries regarding information on this page

Planning & Environment Division, Business Planning Division
Planning Environment Division Eco-Model City Promotion Section