Press Release

April 26, 2022
  • Regional Decarbonization

Results of Selection of Decarbonization Leading Areas (First Round)

The Ministry of the Environment (MOE), Japan, called for the first round of applications to select Decarbonization Leading Areas from January 25 to February 21, 2022, and received 79 plans, including joint proposals, from 102 local governments across Japan.


MOE Japan selected 26 plans as the Decarbonization Leading Areas (first round) based on evaluations by the Evaluation Committee for Decarbonization Leading Areas, held six times from March 17, 2022.


Decarbonization Leading Areas:

Decarbonization Leading Areas aim to achieve net-zero carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from electricity consumption in households and business sectors by FY2030. In addition, they make efforts to achieve reductions in other greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions such as from transportation and heat use by utilizing local characteristics, which is consistent with Japan's FY2030 target.


Attachment 1: List of Decarbonization Leading Areas (First Round) (English) Please see the attached PDF

Attachment 2: Outline of Decarbonization Leading Areas

Attachment 3: General Comment of Decarbonization Leading Area Selection (First Round)

Attachment 4: Member List of Evaluation Committee for Decarbonization Leading Areas


Please refer to the following URL to see the attachment 2, 3, 4 (Japanese)

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