Japan emissions fall 5.6 percent as energy demand from factories drops

Management of Environmental Quality

ISSN: 1477-7835

Article publication date: 9 August 2011

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, (2011), "Japan emissions fall 5.6 percent as energy demand from factories drops", Management of Environmental Quality, Vol. 22 No. 5. https://doi.org/10.1108/MEQ.08322eaa.003.003

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited


Japan emissions fall 5.6 percent as energy demand from factories drops

Article Type: News From: Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal, Volume 22, Issue 5

Japan’s emissions of greenhouse gases including carbon dioxide fell 5.6 percent in the year ended March 2010 as energy demand from manufacturers declined, the Environment Ministry said. Emissions dropped to 1.209 billion metric tons in the year that began on April 1, 2009, the Ministry stated. Compared with 1990 levels, emissions decreased 4.1 percent, according to the statement. Japan, a signatory to the Kyoto Protocol, has pledged to cut emissions by 6 percent from 1990 levels by 2012.