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Japan’s new PM Yoshihide Suga announces climate change policy of carbon neutrality by 2050 – ABC News

New Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announces the world’s fifth-biggest emitter of carbon dioxide is aiming to cut greenhouse gases to zero by midway through this…

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Japan is aiming to cut greenhouse gases to zero by 2050 and become a carbon-neutral society, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has said, in a major shift in position on climate change.

  • The country will intensify research and development into solar cells and carbon recycling
  • Japan is the world’s fifth-biggest emitter of carbon dioxide
  • The country also plans to roll out new coal-burning power stations

Japan had previously said it would be carbon neutral as soon as possible in the second half of the century,…

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