Japan

Plan for Global Warming Countermeasures

Executive
Plan
Mitigation Framework
Passed in 2016
The Plan for Global Warming Countermeasures was released by the Cabinet in order to promote global warming countermeasures comprehensively and strategically, based on the Paris agreement and Japan's INDC. The Plan is the legal and administration backbone for domestic implementation of Japanese emission reduction goals.
The plan defines a path to achieve a mid-term target of 26% greenhouse gas emission reduction by 2030 compared to 2013, clarifying cross-cutting policies and measures to be implemented, and also sets a long-term goal to pursue 80% reduction by 2050.This plan lays down the foundations to the future progress of global warming countermeasures in Japan. Monitoring and evaluation mechanism inherent in the plan is a critical point for the steady implementation. The progress of actions will be reviewed every year, and the plan itself will be evaluated every three years.

Documents
  • More than 3.8% reduction by FY2020 compared to by 2020 against a 2005 baseline
    Economy-wide | Base year target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2005
  • 26% GHG emission reduction by 2030 compared with a 2013 baseline
    Economy-wide | Base year target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2013
  • Long-term goal to pursue 80% reduction by 2050 against a 2013 baseline
    Economy-wide | Base year target | Target year: 2050 | Base year: 2013
  • 100% diffusion of high efficient light such as LED by FY2030 on stock base by 2030 against a 2016 baseline
    Energy | Base year target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2016
  • Makes sales of electric vehicles, FCV etc. sales account for 50 to 70% of new automobile sales by 2030
    Transportation | Trajectory target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2016
from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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