5th Basic Environment Plan Japan 2018

Name of policy 5th Basic Environment Plan Japan 2018
Jurisdiction Country
Supranational region
Country Japan
Region Asia


Subnational region or state
City or local
Policy objective
  • Mitigation
Type of policy instrument
  • Policy support
    • Strategic planning
    Sector name
    • Electricity and heat
      • Renewables
    • General
      • Transport
        Policy description Japan's Ministry of the Environment announced April 17, 2018, that the Fifth Basic Environment Plan has been approved by the Cabinet (to be reviewed every 6 years).

        It lists six priority strategies, and the first one is the "establishment of a clean economic system." It sets a goal of the "maximum introduction of renewable energy." As specific measures, it mentions the use of hydrogen and locally-produced biomass and the promotion of agricultural solar power plants (solar sharing). (http://tech.nikkeibp.co.jp/dm/atclen/news_en/15mk/042802072/?ST=msbe;%20https://www.env.go.jp/en/policy/plan/basic/pt2.html)

        Policy type
        • Changing activity
        • Energy efficiency
        • Renewables
        • Nuclear or CCS or fuel switch
        • Non-energy5
        Policy stringency
        Implementation state Implemented
        Date of decision 2018
        Start date of implementation 2018
        End date of implementation
        High impact GHG reduction
        Impact indicator


        Source or references http://tech.nikkeibp.co.jp/dm/atclen/news_en/15mk/042802072/?ST=msbe;%20https://www.env.go.jp/en/policy/plan/basic/pt2.html
        Supports policies
        Is supported by policies
        Comments (background and assessment)
        Status Final

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