Act on Promotion of Global Warming Countermeasures Japan 1998

Name of policy Act on Promotion of Global Warming Countermeasures
Jurisdiction Country
Supranational region
Country Japan
Region Asia


Subnational region or state
City or local
Policy objective
  • Mitigation
Type of policy instrument
  • Regulatory Instruments
    • Monitoring
    • Policy support
      • Institutional creation
      • Information and education
        • Information provision
        • Climate strategy
          • Formal & legally binding climate strategy
          Sector name
          • General
            Policy description Act on Promotion of Global Warming Countermeasures "entered into the force on 9 October 1998" and "serves as a framework for tackling global warming with a coalition among central government, local government, Businesses, and citizens." (LCS.RNet, 2012)

            The 2010 act states its purpose as "... In order to contribute to the global greenhouse gas emissions reduction and bring about a society that emits as little greenhouse gas as possible, Japan will promote global warming countermeasures while ensuring economic growth, stable employment and stable supply of energy." It further provides Mid and long term goals for "Greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets: -- A reduction of 25% below 1990 level by 2020, premised on the establishment of a fair and effective international framework by all major economies and agreement on their ambitious targets -- A reduction of 80% below 1990 level by 2050, striving to share with all economies the vision of the goal of achieving at least 50% reduction of global emissions by 2050."

            The Kyoto Protocol Target Achievement Plan (2005), mandated by this Act, stipulated the measures necessary for ensuring the achievement of Japan's 6% reduction commitment under the Kyoto Protocol. It has been approved in the cabinet and has been revised twice, once in 2006 and then in 2008. The Plan for Global Warming Countermeasures, mandated by the Act to supersede the Kyoto Protocol Achievement Target Plan, was adopted in May 2016.

            Policy type
            • Changing activity
            • Energy efficiency
            • Renewables
            • Nuclear or CCS or fuel switch
            • Non-energy5
            Policy stringency
            Implementation state Implemented
            Date of decision 1998
            Start date of implementation
            End date of implementation
            High impact No
            Impact indicator


            Source or references http://www.cas.go.jp/jp/seisaku/hourei/data/APGWC.pdf
            Supports policies
            Is supported by policies
            Comments (background and assessment)
            Status Final

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