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Climate Change

Japan embarks on hard path to zero net carbon emissions by 2050

Country eyes emission cuts of more than 40% by 2030, far more than Paris target

A proliferation of solar power plants helped Japan approach its 20% renewable energy goal last year.   © Kyodo

TOKYO -- An expert panel charged with mapping out a plan for Japan to achieve zero net carbon emissions by 2050 met for the first time Wednesday, focusing on what the revised target for 2030 should be and how to structure a carbon tax.

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