Japan assures 26% greenhouse gas emissions cut by 2030 [ Current Affairs ]
Japan has assured to cut 26 percent of the world’s sixth largest greenhouse gas emissions. For this, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe submitted its target to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Japan announced at the Climate Change Conference in addressing climate change, international efforts to create a new frame work for the goal, which is to be held in December 2015 in Paris. With this Japan became the 19th UNFCCC member party to submit a carbon-cutting pledge to the United Nations.
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is an international environmental agreement renewed at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), informally it is known as the Earth Summit and it is held in Rio de Janeiro from 3 to 14 June 1992.
Other countries announcements
- Unite States: In 2014, US had committed to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions by 26 to 28 percent cut by 2025 from 2005 levels.
- European Union (EU): It had set a target to reduce emission of 35 percent below 2005 levels by 2030.
- Published on: July 24, 2015