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Japan sets to reduce CO2 emissions to zero by 2050


Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said that the country must switch to renewable energy sources and stop emitting carbon dioxide into the atmosphere by 2050.

Basile Morin
Basile Morin
Prime Minister said this in his first speech to Parliament, which was broadcast on national public television.

Reuters quotes Prime Minister Reuters as saying: “Responding to climate change is no longer an obstacle to economic growth, we must change our viewpoint and understand that taking decisive action against climate change will lead to changes in the industrial structure and economy, which will lead to even greater growth”.

Previously, Japanese authorities said they intend to reduce CO2 emissions to zero in the second half of the 21st century, without specifying the exact date when this should happen. 

Now Japan is going to achieve this at the same time as the EU countries. To do this, the Japanese government, according to the Prime Minister, will intensify research into carbon dioxide processing and solar panel production, and will focus on digitalising the society.

source: reuters.com