Japan adopts Green Growth Strategy

On December 25, “green growth strategy’ was adopted by Japan.  This is anaction plan to achieve Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s October pledge to eliminate carbon emissions by a fixed deadline. 

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga had said in October  that Japan will go carbon-free by 2050. He stated this in his first his first policy speech as the Japanese PM. “The Suga administration will seek to make a virtuous cycle between the economy and the environment,” Suga said in the speech. “We will put all possible efforts into creating a green society.” That includes creating a carbon-free society by 2050. 

Suga also highlighted the need to shift away from fossil fuels to counter climate change as an opportunity rather than a burden. 

“Global warming measures are no longer obstacles for economic growth, but would lead to industrial and socio-economic reforms and a major growth,” he said. “We need to change our mindset.” 

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