If you've no account register here first time
User Name :
User Email :
Password :

Login Now

Japan’s Emissions Almost 10% Above 1990 Levels

japan.jpgAccording to Japanese government data, the country’s CO2 emissions from energy production rose 2.7 percent last year, totaling 1.2 billion metric tons. Energy-related CO2 emissions account for nearly 90 percent of Japan’s overall GHG emissions. This means total emissions last year are expected rise 2 to 3 percent, putting the nation’s total emissions almost 10 percent above 1990 levels, Reuters reports.

Japan’s rebound in emissions last year underscores the challenge the government faces in meeting its target under the Kyoto Protocol climate pact. The pact calls for Japan to cut its emissions of CO2 and GHG to 6 percent below 1990 levels over the next four years.

Japan’s rise in emissions also threatens a global climate pact as developing nations are already questioning whether rich states will follow through their pledges to combat climate change. Yu Qingtai, China’s special representative for climate change, told Reuters in October that he is not optimistic about negotiations to seek a global treaty on climate change.

Zero Waste To Landfill
Sponsored By: Covanta Environmental Solutions

  
Staying Ahead of the Curve: Strategies for Managing Emerging Regulations (NAEM)
Sponsored By: VelocityEHS

  
Environmental Leader Product and Project Awards 2016
Sponsored By: Environmental Leader

  
Stormwater Management Programs: How to Integrate New Technologies to Improve Processes and Operations
Sponsored By: VelocityEHS

  

Leave a Comment

Translate »