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Nikkei-FT-Statista survey finds India behind Australia, Japan in carbon race

By KENTARO IWAMOTO, Nikkei staff writer   TOKYO — Asian businesses have been slower to respond to climate change than some international peers – but companies across the region have still posted significant cuts in greenhouse gas emissions, according to Nikkei Asia’s inaugural Asia-Pacific Climate Leaders survey.   Businesses from 12 Asian countries and territories made the list of the….Read more

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Japan looks to 20 tril. yen in aid to spur green investment: Kishida

TOKYO – The Japanese government will consider financial aid of 20 trillion yen ($156 billion) to promote investment in the green energy sector to meet its goal of carbon neutrality by 2050, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said Thursday.   The government will look into the possible issuance of so-called transition bonds, which are typically used to fund environment-related projects, and will….Read more

  • May 19, 2022
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METI to include hydrogen and ammonia promotion in clean energy strategy

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) will include in its clean-energy strategy a plan to examine support for the promotion of hydrogen and ammonia, which do not generate carbon dioxide (CO2) during combustion. METI’s goal is to reduce hydrogen prices to one-third the current level by 2030. The government has a plan to compensate for the difference between….Read more

  • May 13, 2022
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Japan to launch first exchange for carbon emissions trading

By KENSUKE YUASA and HIROKO MATSUMOTO, Nikkei staff writers   TOKYO — Japan Exchange Group (JPX), together with the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), will establish the nation’s first market for trading carbon dioxide emissions, Nikkei has learned.   JPX plans to set up an exclusive market inside the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE), launching a demonstration project in….Read more

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Japan’s J-Power under pressure from global asset managers on coal

By SAYUMI TAKE, Nikkei staff writer   TOKYO — Three top global asset managers are pressing a major Japanese power provider to set clearer environmental goals and revise its coal-based management, as prominent investors increasingly push companies to take more action on climate change.   U.K.-based Man Group, France’s Amundi and HSBC Asset Management announced on Wednesday the filing of three climate-related….Read more

  • May 11, 2022
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Japan plans first carbon capture and storage project

By JUNTARO ARAI, Nikkei staff writer   TOKYO — Japanese oil refiner Eneos Holdings and utility J-Power have joined forces to launch the nation’s first permanent carbon capture and storage operation by the end of this decade, the two companies said Tuesday.   The partners have agreed to execute a feasibility study for the project, with plans to begin exploring….Read more

  • May 11, 2022
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Japan adopts ‘Green GDP’ metric of sustainable growth

The Japanese government is adopting a new indicator of economic growth that takes into account the environmental costs of industrial activity.   While Gross Domestic Product measures the size of a nation’s economy, so-called Green GDP factors in the monetary value lost through environmental degradation.   The Cabinet Office plans to track the green version along with conventional GDP.  ….Read more

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Japanese startups help customers reduce carbon emissions

Tokyo, May 8 (Jiji Press)–Japanese startups are offering services to help customers see how much carbon they are emitting at a time when the government commits to net-zero emissions by 2050.   The country’s corporate governance code requires companies listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange’s Prime top-tier section to disclose how they are addressing climate change.   Smaller suppliers are….Read more

  • May 8, 2022
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Mitsui O.S.K. eyes picking marine plastic waste by ship off Vietnam

TOKYO — Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd. has said it aims to start a new project as early as the summer of next year that involves collecting plastic waste by ship in the sea off Vietnam, one of the world’s major producers of marine plastic trash.   The major Japanese shipping company said it will conduct feasibility studies for about a year from….Read more

  • May 5, 2022
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More local gov’ts to expand plastic waste collection

Tokyo, May 1 (Jiji Press)–More Japanese local governments are preparing to start collecting a wider range of discarded plastic items from households, following the April 1 enforcement of the plastic resources recycling promotion law.     They will newly collect discarded plastics such as buckets and hangers as recyclable resources, in addition to plastic containers that local governments already collect, including….Read more

  • May 1, 2022
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