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Japan adopts climate strategy ahead of G20 meeting

Published 11:30 on June 11, 2019  /  Last updated at 11:30 on June 11, 2019  /  Asia Pacific, Japan  /  No Comments

Japan’s Cabinet on Tuesday approved the nation’s long-term climate strategy including a goal to go carbon neutral in the second half of the century, which it will present as it hosts the G20 this weekend.

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Carbon pricing schemes grow in numbers, but still too few and too cheap to meet Paris goals -report

Published 04:52 on June 7, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:56 on June 8, 2019  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, Carbon Taxes, China, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, New Zealand, Other APAC, South Korea, Switzerland, US  /  No Comments

The number of planned or implemented carbon pricing mechanisms worldwide has grown to 57, but without expanded coverage and higher prices they won’t be sufficient to help meet the temperature goals in the Paris Agreement, a World Bank report said Friday.

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Tokyo extends post-2020 ETS emission targets to near current levels

Published 08:38 on May 16, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:54 on May 16, 2019  /  Asia Pacific, Japan  /  No Comments

The Tokyo municipal government will require facilities covered by its emissions trading scheme to cut CO2 emissions 25-27% below their baseline levels over the next five years, although most of the market participants have already achieved reductions in that range.

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SAVE THE DATE: Carbon Forward 2019 – Survive and thrive in the global carbon markets

Published 10:31 on May 8, 2019  /  Last updated at 10:37 on May 8, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation, Bavardage, Canada, Carbon Taxes, China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Newsletter, Other APAC, REDD, RINs & LCFS, Shipping, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Learn how to survive and thrive in carbon markets by joining us at the 4th annual CARBON FORWARD conference & training day where we will be joined by the pre-eminent experts to discuss a programme developed by environmental market experts and based on feedback from companies like yours.

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Japan’s J-Power scales back coal plant plans as Osaka Gas pulls out

Published 09:41 on April 29, 2019  /  Last updated at 09:42 on April 29, 2019  /  Asia Pacific, Japan  /  No Comments

Japanese utility J-Power has halved the planned size of a new coal-fired power plant in Yamaguchi prefecture after fellow generator Osaka Gas pulled out of the project.

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Japan focuses on technology in draft climate strategy

Published 09:44 on April 24, 2019  /  Last updated at 09:46 on April 24, 2019  /  Asia Pacific, Japan  /  No Comments

Japan is in the final stages of developing its long term climate action plan with focus firmly on technology development, sparking criticism that the government is “procrastinating”.

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Japan cuts GHG emissions for fourth year in row

Published 09:17 on April 16, 2019  /  Last updated at 09:17 on April 16, 2019  /  Asia Pacific, Japan  /  No Comments

Japan’s FY2017 greenhouse gas emissions fell 1.2% year-on-year, the environment ministry said Tuesday, meaning the country has achieved nearly a third of its Paris Agreement obligations.

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Japan’s environment ministry takes principled stand against coal

Published 11:00 on March 29, 2019  /  Last updated at 11:00 on March 29, 2019  /  Asia Pacific, Japan  /  No Comments

Japan’s environment ministry in principle will no longer back the building of coal-fired power capacity in the country because doing so would be incompatible with the Paris Agreement, it said this week.

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Japan’s main business lobby backs ‘clean coal’, denounces carbon pricing

Published 10:22 on March 20, 2019  /  Last updated at 10:23 on March 20, 2019  /  Asia Pacific, Japan  /  No Comments

Japan’s most powerful business lobby this week urged the government to prioritise economic growth in the battle against climate change, such as backing exports of efficient coal power technology while steering clear of an explicit price on carbon emissions.

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ICAP Status Report 2019: Emissions Trading Worldwide

Published 21:51 on March 19, 2019  /  Last updated at 21:51 on March 19, 2019  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation, Canada, China, China's National ETS, China's Pilot Markets, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Views  /  No Comments

Carbon Pulse partner ICAP has published its annual Status Report “Emissions Trading Worldwide”. The 2019 edition provides a comprehensive overview of the latest developments and design elements of all ETS in operation, scheduled and under consideration around the world.

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