New Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Monday confirmed that the world’s fifth largest emitter and third biggest economy will become the latest country to set a goal in line with the Paris Agreement to limit global warming.
It comes after China announced it would go carbon neutral by 2060 and European Union ministers agreed to a binding 2050 climate neutrality goal. Currently six countries around the world have set the mid-century in law with several more to follow, according to the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit.
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