Industrial Energy Efficiency in Japan

Case Summary: 

Japan, the world’s third-largest producer of industrial goods, is implementing plans and policies for industrial decarbonization. In 2019, industry added $1.46 trillion to Japan’s economy as well as 189 tCO2 e. The country has made progress in reducing these emissions by 28 percent since 1990, largely through energy efficiency improvements, which led to an 18 percent decrease in final energy consumption between 2000 and 2019. Further reductions are in the pipeline: as the government has announced its aim to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 and released the “Green Growth Strategy through Achieving Carbon Neutrality in 2050”.

Action Area 
Planning and Implementation Activity 
Developing and Implementing Policies and Measures, Reviewing and Enhancing Ambition
World Bank
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