Apr 19, 2016

Japan decides to sign Paris global warming agreement

The government formally decided Tuesday to sign the Paris Agreement, an international framework negotiated to make curbing greenhouse gas emissions legally binding. Its ratification will require Diet approval. At least 130 countries, including major emitters such as the United States and China, are expected ...

Apr 14, 2015

Japan emissions up 1.2% in FY 2013: report

Japan’s greenhouse gas emissions increased by 1.2 percent in fiscal 2013 to the second-highest level on record as ongoing nuclear plant shutdowns placed greater reliance on coal-fired power generation, the Environment Ministry said in a report. The report released Tuesday showed emissions of carbon ...

Jan 10, 2015

Proactive emissions plan needed

Although Japan is the world's fifth-largest emitter of greenhouse gases, there doesn't seem to be the prospect that Tokyo will submit its COP20 emissions cut plan before the March 31 deadline.

Jun 20, 2013

Global warming danger zone

The Japanese general public's interest in the global warming issue has been sagging of late, and few LDP government leaders appear ready to try to prop it up.