Japan: Narrative on Climate Ambition since the Paris Agreement

In Climate Ambition beyond Emission Numbers: Taking Stock of Progress by Looking Inside Countries and Sectors
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Japan has raised its climate ambition by declaring its commitment to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, and by setting a new target of reducing its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 46% against 2013 levels by 2030. This chapter provides a perspective on how Japan’s ambition has evolved since 2015, in terms of domestic discourse, governance to strengthen ambition, and action on the ground to implement the necessary measures.