Japan to Focus on CO2 Collection, Reuse

Politics

Tokyo, April 24 (Jiji Press)--The Japanese government has drafted a long-term strategy to drastically reduce the country's greenhouse gas emissions, including measures to actively collect and reuse carbon dioxide employing state-of-the-art technologies.

The strategy was put together to help Japan achieve its goals under the Paris Agreement, an international framework to address climate change.

After collecting comments from the public, the government will formalize the strategy by the time the summit of the Group of 20 advanced and emerging economies is held in the western Japan city of Osaka on June 28-29.

The government has maintained its goal of slashing emissions by 80 pct by 2050. It plans to focus on new technologies, but is expected to face a host of challenges, including costs.

The long-term strategy calls for realizing a decarbonized society, which does not depend on fossil fuels, as soon as possible in the second half of the 21st century, while stressing that CO2 will be considered a resource.

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