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Japan's National Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Fiscal Year 2012 (Preliminary Figures)

November 19, 2013

The Ministry of the Environment summarized Japan's National Greenhouse Gas Emissions (preliminary figures) in fiscal year (FY) 2012. Total emissions in FY2012 (preliminary figures) were 1,341 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalents (Mt CO2 eq.), a 6.3% increase compared to those of the base year. Compared to those of FY2011, the emissions increased by 2.5%.

Consequently, if the forest carbon sink measures target is achieved and Kyoto mechanisms credits are taken into account, the five-year average for total emissions during the first commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol (FY2008-FY2012) shows an 8.2% decrease compared to the total emissions of the base year; therefore, it is estimated that Japan will have achieved its target for the first commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol (-6 % below base year level).


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