Climate Change

October 20, 2021

On Wednesday, October 20th, as part of promotion of Japan’s initiative, a video conference briefing session for diplomatic missions in Tokyo was organized on Japan’s ambition and initiative toward net-zero GHG emissions by 2050. 106 participants from 68 countries and region attended the session.

  1. In the session, Ministry of Foreign Affairs initially explained the aim of realizing a decarbonized society by 2050, the goal of GHG emissions, Japan’s assistance for foreign countries on climate change, and the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM). Then, Ministry of the Environment explained COP26, the role of Article 6 (market mechanisms) of the Paris Agreement and Japan’s contributions to its negotiations, and Japan’s showcasing efforts in the Japan’s Pavillion at COP26. Finally, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry explained results of Tokyo “Beyond-Zero” Week 2021 and the plan of Tokyo “Beyond-Zero” Week in Glasgow. After that, Q&A session was held with the attendees, showing a high level of interest in Japan's efforts.
  2. Ministry of Foreign Affairs continues to disseminate Japan's policy on climate change and efforts toward 2050 carbon neutrality to the international community in close collaboration among all the related Ministries and Agencies.

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