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 since ...

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 into ...

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 to ...

Apr 10, 2014

Kiev races to use Kyoto pact cash

Ukraine, battling political crisis, is having to find ways to finish spending $800 million it earned through Kyoto Protocol emissions rights sales, after Japanese officials warned Kiev it had a year before Tokyo would demand its money back. Andriy Mokhnyk, Ukraine's incoming environment minister, said ...