Gov Aims To Set Long - Term Emissions Cut Goal

Gov aims to set long-term emissions cut goalThe Japanese government will include a long-term goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050 in its draft strategy to tackle global warming.
Parties to the UN climate conference held in December in Paris reached an accord agreeing to bring emissions to virtually zero in the latter half of this century. Each country is responsible for working toward the goal.

The Japanese government has been working on a strategy following the accord.

It has already submitted to the United Nations its goal of cutting emissions by 26 percent from 2013 levels by 2030. The inclusion of the long-term goal in the draft strategy is aimed at further accelerating the efforts.

The draft strategy says that for its 2030 target,
Japan will implement measures to save energy, and introduce renewable energy as much as possible. It will also make use of nuclear reactors that have been confirmed safe.

The government plans to submit the draft strategy to an expert panel on Friday and hopes to gain Cabinet approval within a few months.