Current Status of Japan's GHG Emissions

Japan is committed to make every effort in addressing the climate change towards the realization of the 6% reduction target (mean value between 2008 and 2012) over its 1990 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions under the Kyoto Protocol.

Japan's emissions in 2009 were -4.1% below the base year, but 2004-2008 emissions exceeded by approximately 2-9%. Therefore, fulfilling the Kyoto Protocol target will require a drastic reduction in emissions.

Emissions from offices and households have accounted a large share of the GHG emissions and measures for GHG emissions reductions must therefore be addressed not only in the industry and transportation sectors, but in other sectors as well.

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