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Call for Evidence and Information Concerning an Interim Summary of the Long-term Climate Change Policy Platform

*This news release is an updated version of a December 26, 2016 release titled, “Call for Evidence and Information Concerning an Interim Reports Compiled by the Long-term Global Warming Countermeasures Platform .”
This update is in line with the completion of relevant English version documents.

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) established the “Long-term Climate Change Policy Platform” in July 2016, seeking a sustainable climate change policy compatible with economic growth from 2030 onward. The Platform recently produced an Interim Summary based on the discussion so far. For the discussion going forward, we now call for evidence (data, case studies and analysis) and information.

1. Background to and outline of the establishment of the platform

In the Paris Agreement adopted at the December 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21), each country was urged to create and submit a long-term low-emissions development strategy for their country by 2020 (a long-term strategy for the middle of the century to achieve development with low greenhouse gas emissions).

In July 2016, METI established the Long-term Climate Change Policy Platform in collaboration with industry, government and academia, and began to study a sustainable climate change policy compatible with economic growth from 2030 onward.

2. Call for provision of evidence and information

In light of these interim reports, concerning the following key contentions, METI will broadly call for evidence (data, case studies and analysis) and information, concerning the key issues in the appendices.

Key contentions of the interim reports:

  1. Examples of GHG emissions reduction on a global scale by using the idea of product lifecycles and innovation
  2. Strategy to co-exist with uncertainties
  3. Finance and investment around climate change issues
  4. Carbon pricing
  5. Environment to facilitate global GHG emissions reduction
  6. Achieving innovation

Appendices

Release date

December 26, 2016

Division in Charge

Environmental Policy Division, Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau

Related Information

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry1-3-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8901, Japan Tel: +81-(0)3-3501-1511
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