Japan’s industry minister denies raising 2030 emissions reduction target to 45% By Reuters

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© Reuters. Japan’s Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Hiroshi Kajiyama attends a press conference in Tokyo

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Industry Minister said on Friday a media report that the government was targeting a reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030 of 45% was not true. relative to fiscal year 2013 levels, versus current target of 26% The goal has to be realistic, Industry Minister Hiroshi Kajiyama told a news conference. The Kyodo news agency said on Thursday that Japan is looking to increase its GHG emission reduction target for 2030 to a 45% cut in fiscal year 2013 levels from the current 26%, citing government sources.

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