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Climate Change

Japan's NTT aims for carbon neutrality by 2040

Telecom group to use more renewable energy to offset 5G operations

NTT has set a target to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by fiscal 2030 from 2013 levels. (Photo by Yusuke Imamura)

TOKYO -- Japanese telecom conglomerate Nippon Telegraph & Telephone aims to achieve carbon neutrality by fiscal 2040 by using more renewable energy and operating new network infrastructure that consumes less power, the company said Tuesday.

NTT aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by fiscal 2030 from 2013 levels, in its own operations and also in other power sources. It says its mobile phone business NTT Docomo and data centers will be carbon-neutral by 2030.

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