The amount of greenhouse gases emitted domestically in fiscal 2019 was 1,212 million tons, a record low for the sixth consecutive year, falling below the previous year.
According to the Ministry of the Environment's announcement, the amount of greenhouse gases emitted domestically in fiscal 2019 was 1,212 million tons in terms of carbon dioxide.
It has fallen below the previous year for the sixth consecutive year, and has reached a record low of 35.6 million tons, or a rate of 2.9%, from FY2018, which was the lowest since 1990 when the calculation was started.
The Ministry of the Environment cites the fact that production has decreased in the manufacturing industry such as steel and machinery, energy consumption has decreased, and the use of renewable energy such as solar power and geothermal power has expanded.
The government is aiming to realize a "decarbonized society" by 2050, but even assuming that emissions will decrease at the pace of the last six years, the reduction rate in 2050 will be only about 80%, and emissions will be zero. It means that it will not be.
At a press conference after the Cabinet meeting, Minister of the Environment Koizumi said, "The reduction of emissions for the sixth consecutive year should be evaluated as reflecting the efforts of the people, but we cannot be optimistic at this pace." 2050 Carbon Neutral " The crucial point is how far and at what speed renewable energy can be introduced in the future. "