Regarding Japan’s greenhouse gas emission reduction target for 2030, the government has decided to present a target within the month centered on “45% reduction compared to FY2013”, according to an interview with government officials on the 8th. Do you get it. A meeting of the Global Warming Countermeasures Promotion Headquarters will be held on the 20th to discuss. It will be significantly increased from the current “26% decrease compared to FY2013”. With the Japan-US summit meeting on the 16th and the climate change summit meeting hosted by US President Joe Biden on the 22nd to 23rd approaching, work will be advanced ahead of schedule.

The 30-year target is an important passage point to the virtually zero greenhouse gas emissions of 50 years announced by Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga. The government plans to set a goal by the G7 summit in June at the latest.