Envoy urges new CO2 target

UK-Japan News February 2020

Ahead of this year’s UN climate change conference (COP 26), to be held on 9–19 November in Glasgow, Scotland, members of the Paris Agreement are expected to reveal their reduction targets for greenhouse gas emissions.

According to an 18 February report by NHK World-Japan, the plans are to be announced by the end of the month. The UK has urged Japan to increase its reduction target, with British envoy to COP 26 John Murtin emphasising that Tokyo must invest in renewables to make sure that its industry has access to cheap electricity.