At a meeting, Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Saito proposes to the IMO = International Maritime Organization a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to virtually zero by 2050, regarding measures against global warming of ships involved in international shipping such as cargo imports and exports. Announced policy.



It is expected to be proposed jointly with the United States and other countries, and technological development to make it effective will be an issue.

Each country, including Japan, has set a goal of reducing domestic greenhouse gas emissions to virtually zero by 2050, but the United Nations' specialized agency, IMO, is responsible for measures against global warming of ships involved in international shipping such as cargo imports and exports. = The International Maritime Organization is supposed to work on it.



Currently, the IMO is aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by half compared to 2008 by 2050, but Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Saito said at a press conference on the 26th, "As Japan advocating decarbonization in 2050. Aims to decarbonize emissions from international shipping, "he said at an IMO committee meeting next month, announcing a policy to propose a goal of virtually zero by 2050.



Regarding international shipping, in April, the United States also proposed a goal of virtually zero, and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism's proposal is to be made jointly with the United States and the United Kingdom.



To achieve the goal, the development of technology to make it effective is an issue, and the national government is rushing to develop engines using ammonia and hydrogen that do not emit carbon dioxide.

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