In October 2020, Japan declared that it aims to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.
Carbon neutrality by 2050 cannot be realized through ordinary efforts. It is necessary to significantly accelerate efforts toward structural changes in the energy and industrial sectors, and undertake bold investment for innovation.
Against this backdrop, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, in collaboration with other ministries and agencies, formulated the “Green Growth Strategy through Achieving Carbon Neutrality in 2050”.
The strategy specifies 14 promising fields that are expected to grow, and provides them with action plans from the viewpoints of both industrial and energy policies. Japan upholds an ambitious goal while showing realistic pathways toward it wherever possible. The strategy directs all available policies to supporting positive efforts by companies toward this goal.
Policy tools to support positive efforts by companies
- Green Growth Strategy through Achieving Carbon Neutrality in 2050 (full text) (in Japanese) (PDF:3,340KB)
- Green Growth Strategy through Achieving Carbon Neutrality in 2050 (PR material) (PDF:1,386KB)
Division in Charge
Carbon Neutral Action Plan Promotion Office, Environmental Policy Division, Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau