Policy status:Superseded
Date Effective:2002
Policy Type:Policy Support>Strategic planning
Policy Target:Multi-Sectoral Policy
Description:To achieve the Kyoto Protocol commitment, Japan revised and approved the 1998 outline of measures to prevent global warming as a national plan on 19 March 2002. The original 1998 plan was considered insufficient to comply with the Kyoto target. The 2002 plan introduced 45 fresh approaches including further promotion of renewable energy, energy conservation, and energy efficiency, giving a total of more than 100 approaches. New features of the new plan presented reduction goals to be imposed on each sector for the first time. The industrial sector is required to achieve a 7% cut of GHG emissions, while a 2% reduction is sought in the residential/commercial sector. It also calls for the transport sector to bring the gas emission growth at 17% above the 1990 level. Thus, the reduction of CO2 emissions from energy use in the form of fuel combustion is expected to stay at the 1990 level.

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