Japan's carbon dioxide concentrations hit record highs in 2016

Jun 1, 2017

Japan's carbon dioxide concentrations hit record highs in 2016

Japan’s average carbon dioxide concentration set record highs at all observation points in 2016, the Meteorological Agency said Wednesday, underscoring the upward trend in global levels of the greenhouse gas. Atmospheric data collected show that carbon dioxide concentrations have set new records each year ...

/ Dec 14, 2015

Japanese businesses welcome golden lining in new climate agreement

Japanese businesses welcomed a new international climate change agreement adopted in Paris on Saturday as giving a lift to sales overseas of their energy-saving technologies and products. The deal represents a very significant historical step because it involves all greenhouse gas emitters, Sadayuki Sakakibara, ...

Nov 20, 2015

Test begins to store carbon dioxide under seabed off Hokkaido

A trial operation for capturing carbon dioxide emitted by factories and power plants for undersea storage began Friday at the nation’s first major facility for that purpose in Hokkaido. The government-backed project is aimed at putting the so-called CCS (carbon-dioxide capture and storage) technology ...

Nov 19, 2015

Japan inks emission offset deal with Thailand

Japan on Thursday signed a deal with Thailand to allow it to offset some of its greenhouse gas emissions in exchange for providing low-carbon technologies to the Southeast Asian country. Thailand is the 16th country with which Japan has concluded a so-called Joint Crediting ...

OECD to end public financing of coal-fired power generation

Nov 18, 2015

OECD to end public financing of coal-fired power generation

Japan and other members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development will end public financing of coal-fired power generation in principle from 2017 to help rein in global warming, Japanese officials said Wednesday. A working group of the OECD has agreed in Paris ...