EU agrees to ratify Paris climate deal

Sep 30, 2016

EU agrees to ratify Paris climate deal

EU environment ministers agreed Friday to fast-track the ratification of the landmark Paris agreement on climate change, despite the fact that some national parliaments have yet to approve the deal. “All member states greenlight early EU ratification of Paris agreement. What some believed impossible ...

Sep 29, 2016

Paris climate pact could take effect before Japan ratification

The Paris climate agreement may take effect before Japan can ratify it and as early as November, sources familiar with the situation have said. The government plans to submit a proposal to ratify the pact during the current Diet session, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary ...

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.