The government adopted Friday a policy package aimed at reducing plastic waste ahead of the Group of 20 summit in Osaka in late June, where the issue is expected to be a major agenda item.
Japan looks to partner with the private sector to develop biodegradable plastic that causes little harm to the oceans, Nikkei has learned, as Tokyo encourages an environmental push both domestically and worldwide.
Japanese beverage group Suntory Holdings aims to make all of its plastic bottles renewable by 2030, turning to a combination of recycled and plant-based materials, Nikkei has learned.
Spurred by tighter international regulations, Japanese manufacturers are rushing to cash in on rising global demand for environmentally sustainable packaging.
A U.N. climate panel on Monday released new guidelines to help countries calculate their greenhouse gas emissions more accurately.
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.
Japanese companies are forming an alliance this month to disclose the risks posed by climate change to their businesses, taking a step toward greater transparency in an area where corporate Japan has lagged its Western peers.
The government began the annual Cool Biz campaign on Tuesday to promote workplace energy conservation by dressing more casually.
The Asian Development Bank plans to spend $80 billion through 2030 to build infrastructure that will help protect Asian countries from the impact of climate change, a central topic at the board of governors meeting that began here Wednesday.
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.