Category: Japan News Brief and Action Alert

Japan is Moving Too Slowly in Efforts to Decarbonize the Energy Sector
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Japan is Moving Too Slowly in Efforts to Decarbonize the Energy Sector

In 2019, energy-related CO2 accounted for approximately 90% of Japan’s total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Under the Paris Agreement, Japan has committed itself to a Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) of reduction in GHG emissions compared to 2013 – 26% by 2030 and 80% by 2050. Eventually, it hopes to achieve net-zero emissions “as early as...

Extreme Weather Events Affect Japan
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Extreme Weather Events Affect Japan

During September and October, Japan was hit by two powerful typhoons, Faxai and Hagibis. Both were among the strongest storms to hit Kanto, a region in central Japan where Tokyo is located, in decades: the winds sped up to 225 km/h and rain approached to 1 meter within 24 hours in some places [1]. The...

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