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Japan pledges to be carbon neutral by 2050

Published:
November 02, 2020
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Owning the Energy Transition
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Policy
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The pledge was made by Japan's newly appointed prime minister, Yoshihide Suga – previously, the country only targeted CO2 emissions reduction of 80%. Details on how to reach this goal remain vague, but the country is already at the forefront of the hydrogen economy, in particular hydrogen imports, which will be essential to decarbonizing its economy, as Japan does not have enough capacity for renewable energy production. With this pledge, Japan joins the likes of the EU, China, and South Korea, which recently made similar commitments. 

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