The Energy Mix Review in Japan – a Glimpse of the Future

Outcomes of the ongoing energy mix review in Japan will determine whether the country will embrace the path of sustainability and how quickly it plans to escape the grasp of fossil fuels.

Offshore Wind Power – Key to Japan’s 2050 Net-Zero Goal

Thanks to the enormous offshore wind power potential, Japan has an ace up its sleeve that can speed up its march towards a sustainable future.

Potential of Renewable Energy in Japan

Japan has a vast potential for renewable energy adoption. With the Government’s ambitious policies and goal of achieving net-zero society and carbon neutrality by 2050, the country is starting to change course.

China’s 14th Five Year Plan Sends an Indecisive Cimate Signal

On 5 March, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang presented key elements of the draft 14th Five Year Plan on National Economic and Social Development (the 14th FYP) in a speech at the annual session of the National People’s Congress. 

World “Far Short” of Paris Climate Deal Goals, Says UN

The UN’s climate body (UNFCCC) released an assessment of the 48 national emission reduction plans submitted by the end of 2020 on February 26.

2020 was the Hottest Year on Record.

The Copernicus Climate Change Service, the EU’s Earth Observation Programme, announced that 2020 was the warmest year ever recorded tying with 2016, the previous record-holder on January 8.

AIGCC Report 2020 Launch

The Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC) launched the report on December 16.

RE100 Annual Report 2020 Launch

The RE100 Progress and Insights Annual Report was launched on December 15.

Researchers confirm ‘Paris Effect’ on CO2 emissions decline, but less than 8 per cent left of 1.5 target carbon budget

The release of this year’s Global Carbon Budget came just before tomorrow’s fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement.

UNEP Emissions Gap Report says green recovery is vital to close climate gap

The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) released its annual emissions gap report on December 9.

UK Sets Ambitious New Climate Target Ahead of UN Summit

The Prime Minister has announced a new ambitious target to reduce the UK’s emissions by at least 68% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels.

5 ways climate change is affecting your health

The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change is a flagship report of The Lancet medical journal that tracks 40+ indicators on links between health and climate change.

Global Climate Risk Index 2020

Who suffers most from extreme weather events? The countries and territories affected most in 2018 were Japan, the Philippines as well as Germany.

Website Launch

The Climate Dialogue Japan launches its website.