Tokyo Governor Aims For Zero Co2 Emissions By 2050

Tokyo governor aims for zero CO2 emissions by 2050

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike says she plans to draw up by December a strategy to effectively reduce the city's carbon dioxide emissions to zero by 2050.

Koike announced her plans at the Urban 20 Mayors Summit talks, which began in the Japanese capital on Tuesday.

Co2 Density In Japan Rises Again In 2018

CO2 density in Japan rises again in 2018

The Japan Meteorological Agency says the average density of carbon dioxide in the air over the country hit a record-high level last year at all fixed-observation points.

The agency has been monitoring CO2 density in the atmosphere at three sites in Japan: Ofunato City in northeastern Honshu, westernmost Yonaguni Island in Okinawa Prefecture, and easternmost Minamitorishima island in the Pacific.

Mazda: Electric Car Manufacturers 'controlling The Minds Of The Media' On Co2 Claims

Mazda: electric car manufacturers ‘controlling the minds of the media’ on CO2 claims

Mazda has taken a swipe at the media's role in propagating the benefits of electric cars for the environment, which Mazda says is blinding the public about the true CO2 emissions of such vehicles, in favour of a new-generation of internal combustion engine (ICE) technologies.

Speaking to CarAdvice at last week's Mazda technology forum in Germany, the Japanese company's head of powertrain development, Ichiro Hirose, said there needs to be more serious and honest discussions about electric vehicle emissions and their total ‘well-to-wheel’ measurement, and not just tailpipe emissions.

Rapid Growth And Strong Co2 Emissions Reductions Inspire Next Phase Of Honda's Green Dealer Program

Rapid Growth and Strong CO2 Emissions Reductions Inspire Next Phase of  Honda's Green Dealer Program

Building on its commitment to minimize the environmental impact of its products in every phase of their life cycle, Honda is launching the next phase of its Environmental Leadership Program, or Green Dealer Program, to provide independently-owned U.S. Honda and Acura dealers with new tools to evaluate and measurably reduce energy and water use, saving money while enhancing their environmentally-responsible business operations.

The program, launched in 2012, offers a refreshed website with cumulative CO2 reduction data, an updated Green Dealer Guide, and new benchmark metrics for evaluation, in addition to existing support for data collection, environmental assessment, expert advice, implementation, and results verification.

Satellite Shows Atmospheric Co2 Above 400ppm

Satellite shows atmospheric CO2 above 400ppmA Japanese satellite has confirmed that atmospheric carbon dioxide levels are rising.
Experts say that last December they topped an average 400 parts per million for the first time.
Japan's Environment Ministry and the National Institute for Environmental Studies launched the Greenhouse Gas Observing Satellite in 2009.

Nissan Announces It Has Saved 50 Million Kg Of Co2 Emissions In Europe

Nissan announces it has saved 50 million kg of CO2 emissions in EuropeAs Nissan unveils its Global Green Program 2016, the company highlights the crucial role of electric vehicles in emissions reduction and protecting the cities environment and life quality. Following the data collected by the car manufacturer they showed that the 41,100 pure electric Nissan LEAFs driven in Europe have already prevented the emission of just under 50 million kg of CO2 into the atmosphere*.

Nissan Global Corporate Activities Reduce Co2 Emissions By 15.4 Percent

Nissan global corporate activities reduce CO2 emissions by 15.4 percentNissan Motor Co., Ltd. reduced CO2 emissions from global corporate activities in fiscal year 2013 while increasing vehicle production by 5.1 percent. The 2.0 percent cut in CO2 during the year puts the company on track to achieve its goal of a 20 percent reduction by fiscal year 2016, compared to 2005. Nissan set the target in its mid-term environmental action plan, the Nissan Green Program 2016 (NGP2016). CO2 emissions through Nissan's corporate activities* have already been reduced by 15.4 percent (t-CO2/vehicle)** during the program.