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Climate Change

Japan to set bolder 2030 emissions target with eye on US alliance

Suga accelerates climate efforts in push toward carbon neutrality

A wind farm off the British coast: Japan will take another look at its energy supply mix, including offshore wind power and hydrogen.  (Photo courtesy of RWE Renewables)   © Kyodo

TOKYO -- In a step toward achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, the Japanese government will set a new, more ambitious reduction goal for 2030 before the next Group of Seven summit in June.

Japan currently aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 26% from fiscal 2013 levels by 2030. But this likely will not be enough for the country to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, a goal announced by Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga in October soon after taking office.

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