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Voluntary approaches on the environment The Voluntary Action Plan on the Environment /Commitment to a Low Carbon Society

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Outline

After the announcement of the Keidanren Voluntary Action Plan on the Environment in 1997, industrial organizations voluntarily set up emission reduction targets and promoted efforts for their achievement. The Government conducted annual evaluation and verification of the progress made in relevant advisory councils, etc.

Industries chose emission reduction targets from among CO2 emissions, CO2 intensity, energy consumption, and energy intensity, in accordance with industries’ characteristics and potential for technology introduction, etc.

Under the Plan, 114 industries have already set emission reduction targets, covering approximately 80% of CO2 emissions from the industrial and energy conversion sectors (90% of which are under the jurisdiction of METI), or approximately 50% of such emissions from all sectors.

Summary documents

Follow-up to the Voluntary Action Plan on the Environment by relevant advisory councils 

Industries under the jurisdiction of Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

The “Joint Conference between the Global Environmental Subcommittee, Environmental Committee, Industrial Structure Council and the Expert Committee for Follow-up to the Voluntary Action Plan on the Environment, Global Environment Committee, Central Environment Council” is the parent organization of the working groups within the system for evaluation/verification of the Plan of 41 industries under the jurisdiction of Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. This Joint Conference is charged with receiving reports on the results of deliberations conducted by each working group, and with arranging the results of evaluation/verification of the Voluntary Action Plan and issues to be tackled in the future.

Results of annual evaluation/verification of the Voluntary Action Plan and issues to be tackled in the future.

Comprehensive Review of the Voluntary Action Plan on the Environment 

KEIDANREN: external links 

Results of follow-up

Keidanren Voluntary Action Plan Evaluation Report

Last updated:2017-03-29
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