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Ministry of the Environment proposes introducing carbon pricing

  • February 3, 2017
  • , Mainichi , p. 7
  • JMH Translation

On Feb. 2, the Ministry of the Environment proposed introducing carbon pricing to make substantial cuts in greenhouse gas emissions. The proposal was part of the ministry’s draft “Long-Term Carbon Vision,” which will serve as the basis for working out a “long-term strategy” toward achieving the [Japanese government’s] target of reducing emissions by 80% by 2050.

 

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry is also preparing a proposal for the long-term strategy, and it is opposed to introducing carbon pricing. (Abridged)

 

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