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Climate Change

Net-zero pledges in Japan surged ahead of COP26: Nikkei survey

More than 250 companies have committed to becoming carbon neutral or negative

Sunflowers surround a turbine at a wind farm in Awara, a Japanese city on the Sea of Japan coast. (Photo by Eiki Saot)

TOKYO -- More than 250 Japanese corporations have pledged to attain net-zero greenhouse gas emissions or better in the future, according to a Nikkei survey, with more than half coming this year in conjunction with a major U.N. climate summit.

This year's Nikkei Sustainable Development Goals Management Survey received responses from 846 Japanese companies regarding how they plan to contribute to sustainability goals set by the United Nations.

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