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Japan unveils green growth plan

This file photo taken on October 14, 2019 shows solar panels in Yufu, Oita prefecture. Japan needs to boost renewable energy by reforming outdated policies on land use and the national grid if it is to meet a new goal of carbon neutrality by 2050, industry players and experts say. (AFP)
This file photo taken on October 14, 2019 shows solar panels in Yufu, Oita prefecture. Japan needs to boost renewable energy by reforming outdated policies on land use and the national grid if it is to meet a new goal of carbon neutrality by 2050, industry players and experts say. (AFP)
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26 Dec 2020 04:12:43 GMT9
26 Dec 2020 04:12:43 GMT9
  • PM Yoshihide Suga announced the new 2050 goal in November, significantly moving up Japan’s timeline for carbon-neutrality

TOKYO: Japan on Friday unveiled plans to boost renewable energy, phase out gasoline-powered cars and reduce battery costs as part of a bid to reach an ambitious 2050 carbon-neutral goal.

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced the new 2050 goal in November, significantly moving up Japan’s timeline for carbon-neutrality.

On Friday, his government laid out for the first time what meeting that target will involve.

“The government’s actions on the environment reflect our belief that a significant change of mindset is required and that these are not constraints for growth, rather they are drivers of growth,” top government spokesman Katsunobu Kato told a regular briefing.

AFP

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