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Suga's pledge of being carbon-free puts Japan at the starting line

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28.10.2020

Japan will fight the climate crisis by achieving net zero emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050 to become carbon-free, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga stated in his policy speech on Oct. 26.

But attaining this long overdue government target for the elimination of a carbon footprint from both society and industry will be a most arduous task that will require all hands on deck.

Under the Paris Agreement on climate change, the increase in the global average temperature since the Industrial Revolution must be limited to 1.5 degrees to reduce the impact of climate change. For that to happen, achieving net zero emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050 is mandatory.

About 120 nations are already committed to this target. Progress is also being made with ending coal-fired thermal power generation by switching more to........

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