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Japan

Party to the Convention: Yes
Party to the Protocol: Yes
UNFCCC Status: Annex I
2020 Reduction Target: 25% (1990)
2050 Reduction Target: 80% (1990)
Fast-Start Pledge: $15,000M
National Communication: Fifth National Communication

 

Policy Name
Type
Year
Voluntary Emissions Trading Scheme (J-VETS)Climate Change Policy2005
Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and ClimateClimate Change Policy2005
Act on Promotion of Global Warming Countermeasures (Revision)Climate Change Policy2005
Cool Earth Energy Innovative Technology PlanClimate Change Policy2008
Emission Credit Scheme for Small and Medium-Sized CompaniesClimate Change Policy2008
Kyoto Protocol Target Achievement Plan (2008)Climate Change Policy2008
Low carbon promotion project by using regional market mechanismsClimate Change Policy2012
Project for promoting carbon offset and offset credit (J-VER)Climate Change Policy2012
Challenge 25 campaignClimate Change Policy2010
Basic Energy PlanClimate Change PolicyUnder revision (2012)
New Purchase System for Solar Power-Generated ElectricityClean energy generation2009
Subsidy for Residential PV systemsClean energy generation2009
Fund for local governments to help the introduction of renewable energy (Green New Deal Fund)Clean energy generation2011
Law concerning special measures concerning the procurement of renewable energy by electric utilitiesClean energy generation2011
System for verifying CO2-equivalent emissions reductions by green energyClean energy generation2012
CO2 Emission Reduction from Government OperationsEfficient energy consumption2007
Energy Conservation Technology StrategyEfficient energy consumption2007
New Fuel Efficiency Standards for Passenger Vehicles - Top Runner ProgrammeEfficient energy consumption2007
Japan's Participation in IPEEC (International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation)Efficient energy consumption2009
Eco-Points SchemeEfficient energy consumption2009
Product Carbon Footprint LabelingEfficient energy consumption2009
Subsidy scheme to acquire eco-vehiclesEfficient energy consumption2010
Residential eco pointsEfficient energy consumption2010
Tax reduction for green investmentEfficient energy consumption2011
Subsidies for acquisition of efficient gas air-conditionerEfficient energy consumption2011
Eco-diagnosis for housesEfficient energy consumption2011
Eco car subsidyEfficient energy consumption2011
Project for assisting businesses rationalize energyEfficient energy consumption2012
Project for promoting eco lease for household and businessEfficient energy consumption2012
Project for promotion of energy management system (BEMS, HEMS)Efficient energy consumption2012
Project for assistance for zero energy houseEfficient energy consumption2012
Project for promotion of energy efficient strategies inEfficient energy consumption2012
Strategic energy conservation technology innovation programmeEfficient energy consumption2012
Advanced Smart Building Promotion SchemeEfficient energy consumption2012
Provision of subsidized loans for green business projectsEfficient energy consumption2012
Bill to Partially Amend the Act on the Rational Use of Energy (Energy Conservation Act)Efficient energy consumption2012
Forestry Basic LawREDD / LULUCF1964
Forest and Forestry Basic LawREDD / LULUCF2001
Basic Plan for Forest and ForestryREDD / LULUCF2007
International tropical timber agreementREDD / LULUCF2011