Environment & Energy Report

Japan Approves Plan to Achieve Carbon Neutrality After 2050

June 11, 2019, 1:31 PM

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s cabinet approved on Tuesday a long-term strategy to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050 and reach carbon neutrality as soon as possible in the second half of the 21st century, according to the Environment Ministry.

The government plans to submit the strategy to the United Nations before the G-20 summit meeting in Osaka June 28, said Taiki Mizushima, chief official at the low-carbon society promotion office of the ministry

To achieve carbon neutrality, the government aims to spur technological innovation, such as hydrogen, space solar power systems and carbon capture, as well as...

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