By The Financial District
Japan Proposes 50% Cut In Carbon Emissions By 2035
In a move that has apparently disappointed some member states, Japan is seeking a commitment by the Group of Seven (G-7) major industrial nations to cut carbon dioxide emissions from cars by 50% from 2000 levels by 2035, Ei Okada reported for the Mainichi Shimbun.
Photo Insert: Japan proposed reducing auto carbon emissions by half by 2035 as an interim goal for achieving net zero road emissions by 2050.
As this year's G-7 president, the Japanese government has incorporated the target into a draft joint statement and presented it to the other six member states ahead of next month's G-7 ministerial meeting on climate, energy, and the environment in Sapporo.
However, some member countries have objected to the proposal's lack of numerical targets for electric and other zero-emissions vehicles, the Mainichi Shimbun has learned from sources close to the Japanese government.
According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), carbon dioxide emissions from road vehicles such as cars accounted for some 17% of global energy-related carbon emissions as of 2020.
In the draft joint statement presented to fellow G-7 nations earlier this month, Japan proposed reducing auto carbon emissions by half by 2035 as an interim goal for achieving net zero road emissions by 2050. It also proposed checking the reductions annually.
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