Japan, a relatively energy-efficient country, has been active in combating climate change. Under the Kyoto Protocol, Japan is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 6% relative to 1990 over the period 2008-12.
To achieve its targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in a cost-effective manner, Japan should create a mandatory and comprehensive emission trading system, supplemented if necessary, by carbon taxes.
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This report inventories eco-innovation policies in Japan. Similar reports are available on selected non-EU OECD members: Australia, Canada, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Turkey and the US. They complement national roadmaps developed by EU member states under the Env. Technology Action Plan.
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Links to sites from Japan on agri-environmental issues.
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Agri-environmental indicators for Japan and data on the environmental performance of Japanese agriculture. Extract from the publication Environmental Performance of Agriculture in OECD Countries since 1990 (2008).
In his speech delivered at the G8 Environment Ministers Meeting 2008, Angel Gurría discussed how promoting resource productivity and the 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle) can protect the environment while sustaining growth and prosperity.
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Country inventory from Japan on fisheries services, submitted in 2007.
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Country inventory from Japan as of 2005 of financial support in fisheries.
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This report provides a descriptive overview of the Japanese database on 'firm-level environmental management and public policy', as well as preliminary conclusions from the analysis.