As governments around the world implement stimulus packages to shore up their economies against the effects of the coronavirus, the idea of a green recovery has grown in popularity. But in Japan, criticized for its unambitious approach toward climate change, the concept appears missing.
Staff reporter Ryusei Takahashi joins Oscar Boyd to discuss the idea, opportunities and difficulties of a green recovery in Japan.
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- ‘Green recovery’ offers Japan a chance to slash carbon emissions (Ryusei Takahashi, The Japan Times)
- Separating environmental issues from business matters in Japan (Philip Brasor, The Japan Times)
- Japan urged to boost green power to achieve Paris climate goals (Bloomberg via The Japan Times)
- Japan’s climate change efforts hindered by Keidanren bias, study says (Reuters via The Japan Times)
- Think 2020’s disasters are wild? ‘It’s going to get a lot worse’ (AP via The Japan Times)
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