aims to cut emissions by 60-80 pct by 2050: reports
Japan aims to cut its greenhouse gas emissions
by between 60 and 80 percent by 2050, news reports said on Sunday,
as part of measures setting out the country's long term environmental
goals. Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda is expected to announce the
target as early as June, the Nikkei and Asahi Shimbun newspapers
12.05.08, © AFP
Kyoto should focus on industry sectors: Mimura
Greenhouse gas curbs on industries such as
power generation and steel could provide a basis for a renewed
U.N.-led drive to fight global warming, Akio Mimura, Chairman
of Nippon Steel Corp said on Thursday.
Japan hosts the G8 summit meeting of political leaders at the
Lake Toya resort area of Hokkaido in July, which is expected to
discuss a new United Nations climate treaty to succeed the Kyoto
Protocol, which ends in 2012.
17.04.08, © Reuters
ups CO2 offset buying as nuclear power slows
Japan is stepping up efforts to meet its
Kyoto Protocol targets by buying more greenhouse gas emissions
offsets from abroad than previously planned as its own emissions
rise and nuclear power production dwindles.
Japan has become a major emissions credit buyer, using the New
Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organisation (NEDO)
as its agent. Having already bought 23 million in the past two
years, the government says it will buy at least 77 million more
tonnes of carbon offset credits by 2012.
14.04.08, © Reuters
to Pay Billions to Cut Emissions
Japanese households and businesses could end
up paying more than $500 billion to cut greenhouse gas emissions
by 11 percent over the next decade, the trade and industry ministry
The report mapped out the changes that consumers and industry
would have to make in order to cut emissions of carbon dioxide
and other gases blamed for global warming below 2005 levels by
19.03.08, © Climate Ark
Government to purchase carbon quotas from Poland
The Japanese and Polish governments have reached
a basic agreement under which the Japan will purchase a portion
of Poland's greenhouse gas emission quotas, it was learned Monday.
It will be the Japanese government's second agreement on emissions
trading following an agreement Tokyo signed with Budapest last
year to purchase a portion of Hungary's emission quotas.
18.03.08, © Climate Ark
to host climate change summit
Leaders from 16 countries including the Group
of Eight (G8), China, India and Brazil will gather to discuss
climate change on the sidelines of the G8 summit in July.
18.03.08, © Climate Ark
'preparing climate package'
Japan is to set aside $10bn (£5.1bn)
over the next five years to help developing countries fight global
warming, a newspaper has reported.
The aid would aim to cut greenhouse gas emissions in nations like
Indonesia and China, the Nikkei business daily said.
10.01.08, © BBC
könnte Kyoto-Ziele nicht erreichen
Japan wird nach aktuellem Wissensstand in
den kommenden Jahren so viel Treibhausgas ausstoßen, dass
es die Klimaschutzziele aus dem Kyoto-Protokoll verfehlen könnte.
10.08.07, © Der Standard
for Global Environmental Stragegis (IGES)
The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
(IGES) is a research institute that conducts pragmatic and innovative
strategic policy research to support sustainable development in
the Asia-Pacific region.
The "Energy Rich Japan" (ERJ) report
examines how Japan's energy need can be reduced and ultimately
be covered by a sustainable energy system using exclusively local,
renewable energies. This is shown utilising a demand model, a
supply model and a simulation of the electrical system.
Center for Climate Change Actions (JCCCA)
The Japan Center for Climate Change Actions (JCCCA)
is primarily concerned with providing information and giving assistance
to Japanese citizens in order to promote national action towards
combating global warming and climate change.
Climate Regime Beyond 2012: Reconciling Asian Developmental Priorities
and Global Climate Interests
© IGES, 2008
This report summarises the findings from the third round
of the Asia-Pacific multi-stakeholder consultations on climate
regime beyond 2012 (held in New Delhi and Beijing) where four
specific themes of importance to the region and the future climate
regime (sectoral approaches, technology development and transfer,
adaptation financing and mainstreaming, and developmental co-benefits
of climate actions) were discussed.
Climate Change Projection in Japan and its Background Policy -
Research Utilizing the Earth Simulator
© Hiroki Kondo; Presentation at Frontier
Research System for Global Change, Japan
Policy in the U.S. and Japan: Prospects in 2005 and Beyond
© Workshop Summary, RFF Discussion Paper
05-28, August 2005
Asia 2005 and Beyond - In the pursuit of innovative policies"
© IGES White Paper, 2005
Driven by buoyant economic development and continuous population
growth, Asia is exerting exponential pressure on natural resources
and the environment and it is feared that such trends may be accelerating.
Based on the reports of six sectors, including forestry, freshwater,
climate change, urban environment, business and environmental
education, the report assesses the current environmental situation
in Asia, reviews policy measures that are currently in place and
presents a number of broad policy recommendations that promote
sustainable development for the region.