On Wednesday, Kyodo news agency said, citing sources that Japan is seeking to raise its greenhouse gas emissions reduction target from 26% to at least 40% at the 2014 fiscal levels.
Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has established the goal that Japan should be carbon neutrally producing carbon by 2050. The government intends to conclude the goal for the 2030 by the Seven-Group in June.
In advance of the virtual Climate Change Leaders Summit, which will be held from 22-23 April, Suga will meet with U.S. President Joe Biden in Washington.His administration should announce what the White House called the so-called “2030 ambitious target” to reduce emissions of carbon when it convenes.
The EU has raised its target of reducing emissions in 2030 to at least 55%, compared with 40% in 1990, while Britain claimed that it would uplift its 2030 target to at least 68%, compared to 57%.
The Japanese Ministry of Environment is proposing an ambitious emission reduction target of 45%, but Kyodo said that the Ministry of Industry is pushing for a 35% more conservative objective.Japan had intended to finalize its new 2030 deadline by the UN Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26, in November, but Suga decided to move it up.
Suga announced an ambitious goal of becoming a carbon-neutral society by 2050 last October, as Japan made a significant shift in its stance on climate change.