Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2005
Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments>Monitoring, Policy Support
Policy Target:Framework/ Multi-sectoral Policy
Agency:Federal Government

To comply with Japans Kyoto Protocol goal of a 6% emissions reduction relative to 1990, the federal government has approved a comprehensive Kyoto Target Achievement Plan. The plan sets emissions reductions targets for major industrial sources, specifying stringent reductions from Japanese energy reduction while allowing for growth in the emissions of offices, households and transportation. As described in the Achievement Plan, the Japanese government seeks emissions reductions of forestry sinks and carbon credits purchased internationally. The Plan was revised in March 2008, with a shortfall of between 2.2 Mton and 3.6 Mton of CO2 anticipated when considering pre-revision policies and measures. The revision found that the target of a 6% reduction can be reached through the efforts of each actor in each sector in revised measures and policies, in addition to existing ones; all together the policies and measures are anticipated to reduce CO2 emissions by more than 3.7 Mton. From FY 2008, the progress of each measure is to be monitored twice yearly, around June and December . In FY 2009, the prospect of emissions in the first commitment period of Kyoto Protocol will be released, and a comprehensive evaluation will be conducted. The plan will be revised in a flexible manner reflecting the level of achievement and additional countermeasures and policies might be introduced or enhanced.

This record supersedes:Revision of the Act on Promotion of Global Warming Countermeasures (2005 Amendment)

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