Regarding raising the greenhouse gas reduction target toward 2030, which the government is considering, Toru Nozawa, chairman of the Japan Paper Association, which is made by paper manufacturers, said, "It is a target that puts excessive pressure on the industry. You will lose your competitiveness, "he said. He said that if he wanted to raise his goal, he would need support such as subsidies.

Regarding the greenhouse gas reduction target for 2030, the government is considering raising the current target of 26% reduction compared to 2013, and Prime Minister Suga said at the Climate Change Summit from 22nd. It shows the idea of ​​wanting to judge as one milestone.

Regarding this, Chairman Nozawa of the Nippon Paper Industries Association said at a press conference on the 20th, "We are paying close attention to what kind of goals will be set in the short time by 2030."

On top of that, he said, "If you put excessive pressure on the industry, you will lose international competitiveness." He thinks that government support such as subsidies is also necessary to raise the reduction target. Was shown.

The Japan Paper Association aims to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by 21 million tons compared to 2013 by switching the fuel used in the manufacturing process to biomass resources, and to reduce it to virtually zero by 2050. I will.