Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2007
Policy Type:Policy Support>Strategic planning
Policy Target:Buildings>Non-Residential, Transport
Agency:Global Warming Prevention Headquarters (Cabinet Office)

Following the effectuation of the Kyoto Protocol in 2005, the leadership in CO2 reduction actions by the government sector was called for, and the same year, the Kyoto Protocol Target Achievement Plan was published after cabinet approval.   Upon the publication, the government sector took an initiative by conducting their measures to reduce CO2 emission. Upon this, the "Plan to Establish the Measures by the Government to Control GHG emissions ", known as the Government Action Plan was published, and based on the plan, the whole government sector has strived to achieve the target of minus 6% in the Kyoto Protocol since then. The specific measures for the action plan are as follows:    

  • Introduction of low pollution vehicles;
  • Efficient use of vehicles;
  • Introduction of energy efficient appliances;
  • Ensuring overall energy conservation actions in existing buildings.    

As a follow-up, the latest detailed report was published in 2012 that shows the actual results of the governments and public sector’s actions. As a part of the National Electricity Saving Action which was started following the electricity shortage that occurred after the stoppage of nuclear plants due to the heavy earthquake and tsunami, the government sector itself has its own energy conservation measures and concrete electricity saving targets to reduce the national electricity demand. In July 2014, the latest follow-up report on the implementation status of the Kyoto Protocol achievement plan was published.

In July 2015, "Japan's Intended Nationally Determined Contribution(INDC) (reported to UN)" was issued by Global Warming Prevention Headquarters (Cabinet Office). Here target reduction of GHG is 26% in 2030 (based on 2013).

Last modified: Thu, 09 Jun 2016 12:00:36 CEST