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PARIS AGREEMENT

Jera's thermal power station in Hekinan, Aichi Prefecture, recently started co-firing coal with 20% of ammonia, a technology supported by the government's "green transformation," or GX, policy.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Apr 7, 2024
Is Japan’s green transformation investing in the past or future?
Japan issued its first green transformation bonds, but the policy breathes new life into fossil fuel-based projects rather than pulling the plug on them.
Though renewable energy can significantly reduce carbon emissions, if growth remains the global economic imperative, increased energy use will prevent us from reaching decarbonization goals.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Mar 25, 2024
A call for economic degrowth
To achieve the systemic change needed to tackle the climate crisis, we must abandon GDP as the measure of social progress. This is what degrowth calls for.
Turkey and other meat at a grocery store in Chicago
ENVIRONMENT / Sustainability
Nov 26, 2023
Eat less meat is message for rich world in food’s net-zero plan
The global food systems’ road map to 1.5 Celsius is expected to be published by the United Nations’ Food & Agriculture Organization next month.
An industrial park in Shanxi Province, in the heart of China’s coal country
WORLD / Science & Health
Sep 9, 2023
World falling dangerously short of climate goals: U.N. report card
The Paris Agreement has successfully driven climate action, but "much more is needed now on all fronts," the U.N.'s first official progress report said.
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 27, 2022
After year of climate disasters, world off-track to curb warming
The goal of keeping warming within a limit of 1.5 degrees Celsius since the pre-industrial era appears increasingly in peril.
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 6, 2022
25 years after Kyoto Protocol, U.N. climate process stumbles on
The ultimate failure of the protocol offers a cautionary tale on how such international deals can fall short, but also the capacity of climate action to evolve.
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 9, 2022
Climate tipping points may be triggered even if warming peaks at 1.5 degrees Celsius
The droughts and floods of 2022 has shown the impact of just 1.1 C of global warming — the amount that's already occurred since preindustrial times.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Apr 5, 2022
Cities driving climate change but are part of the solution, U.N. report says
Many cities around the globe have taken action already, with the banning of things such as plastic bags and diesel cars.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Apr 5, 2022
Planet’s breakneck warming likely to pass 1.5 degrees, U.N. scientists warn
The world may be on track to warm by more than 3 degrees — a change that would painfully remake societies and life on the planet.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Apr 5, 2022
A Paris Agreement architect is now terrified by lack of climate action
'I don't have words to explain. u2018Concerning' is not enough. This is frankly a terrifying report,” Costa Rican diplomat Christiana Figueres said.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Feb 22, 2022
Ban on single-use plastics favored by 75%, global survey finds
Governments will meet in Nairobi this month to press ahead with an ambitious treaty on tackling plastic waste.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 22, 2022
EU proposes rules to make companies undertake human rights and ethics checks
Firms will have to make sure that their suppliers are not using forced labor or child labor, and are not guilty of inadequate workplace health and safety, among other things.
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 29, 2021
How world leaders can make their COP26 deforestation pledge a reality
More than 100 leaders agreed to halt and reverse harm to forests and land by 2030, but similar zero-deforestation pledges had repeatedly been made and not met.
Japan Times
EDITORIALS
Nov 19, 2021
COP26 agreement falls short of lofty expectations
The final COP26 agreement is a disappointment and was considerably diminished from drafts circulated only days before.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 23, 2021
Lawmakers need to do whatever it takes to price carbon
Most governments have followed the bedrock economic principle that a higher price for something leads to less of its quantity being demanded in the marketplace.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 12, 2021
Chevron adopts operational net zero ‘aspiration’ by 2050
While the move came in response to social and investor pressure, the campaigner that filed a more substantial investor proposal slammed the oil giant's response as 'disappointing tokenism.”
Japan Times
WORLD
Oct 8, 2021
Superpower rivalry and vaccine envy set stage for climate talks
U.S.-China tensions loom over COP26, as does the inequality between rich and poor countries in both COVID-19 response and climate finance.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 23, 2021
India is in need of climate-adaptation investment
Even if India achieves its Paris accord targets and adopts measures to help keep global warming to 1.5 C, its carbon emissions in 2030 could still be about 90% higher than in 2015.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / FOCUS
Sep 12, 2021
China’s poor regions worry about climate justice in net-zero push
Hebei province's Tangshan has grown into the largest steelmaking hub in the world, but it also inherited Beijing's air pollution.
Japan Times
WORLD
Aug 10, 2021
Major climate report puts pressure on COP26 to ‘consign coal to history’
So far, nations' voluntary pledges fall far short of keeping temperature rise under 2 degrees, let alone 1.5 degrees, according to the U.N.

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Yayoi Kusama’s “Pumpkin,” once the victim of high waves that dragged it into the sea, sits at the end of a pier on the south side of Naoshima.
Why is the most exciting art in Japan so hard to get to?