Japan pushes using satellite data to fight climate change
The Environment Ministry has proposed to the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that the data on atmospheric constituents observed by Japanese or other countries’ satellites should be used to implement the Paris Agreement, an international framework to combat global warming.
Tokyo requires electric vehicles to further trim footprint
Japan will require automakers to improve fleetwide fuel economy, including electric vehicles, by roughly 30% from the fiscal 2020 target by fiscal 2030, as it seeks to account for the environmental impact of Earth-friendly autos while still promoting their use.