The country’s latest effort to become more environmentally conscious is to become completely carbon neutral by 2050.

Japan’s Prime Minister Declares 2050 Goal for Carbon Neutrality in Japan

The country’s latest effort to become more environmentally conscious is to become completely carbon neutral by 2050.

Japan’s Prime Minister announced on October 26 that Japan has set a goal to become carbon neutral by 2050, according to CNN.

Yoshihide Suga, who took office in September, stated his administration will put “maximum effort” into making Japan more environmentally friendly.

This marks the first time Japan has set a date for becoming carbon neutral—it is the same date set by the European Union.

“We need to change our thinking to the view that taking assertive measures against climate change will lead to changes in industrial structure and the economy that will bring about great growth,” said Suga.

Japan is the fifth biggest emitter of carbon dioxide in the world, with a total of 1.36 billion tons of greenhouse gases emitted in 2018.

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