Japan Aims To Be Carbon Neutral By 2050
JAPAN’S PRIME MINISTER SAYS HIS COUNTRY AIMS TO BE CARBON NEUTRAL BY 2050
(CNN) – Japan’s Prime Minister says his country aims to be carbon neutral by 2050.
In his first policy speech since taking office, Yoshihide Suga explained that his administration will put the maximum effort to set a virtuous cycle in the economy and the environment.
Japan has been criticized in the past by environmental groups for what they considered ‘a slow adaptation of cutting down on greenhouse gas emissions.’
Japan emitted 1.36 billion tons of greenhouse gas in 2018, down 3.9% from the previous year and 12% down from its peak in 2013, according to the environment ministry.
Greenpeace welcomed the move from Suga, saying it is “precisely the kind of action the world needs,” but cautioned that the commitment must have policy to match.