Japanese propose 6-8 % cut in domestic CO2 emissions in 2010

Mar 12, 1997 01:00 AM

The Japanese Environment Agency has drafted a proposal calling for a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions in 2010 by 6.5-8.1 % from 1990 levels, in order to prevent global warming. Setting a final goal may take some time because of opposition within the government to a high target.
The agency based its proposal on the premise that Japan will adopt energy-saving technologies, such as solar cells, electric vehicles and improved housing insulation. Though CO2 emissions from the transportation sector would be allowed to increase 6.8 % in 2010, pollution from the energy sector would be cut by 6.1% and from industry by 14.3 % if appropriate measures are taken, an agency official said.Estimated CO2 emissions would total the carbon weight equivalent of 393.2 - 398.9 million tons in 2010 if no environmental measures are implemented, up 23-25 % from 1990. If several of the agency's proposed measures are carried out, a minimum reduction of 6.5 % would be possible, the official noted.
The Ministry ofInternational Trade and Industry has been opposing the agency's target, saying it would weaken the global competitiveness of domestic industry.

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