Japan pledges 26% emissions cut by 2030

Japan, the world’s sixth biggest greenhouse gas polluter, has pledged to cut emissions 26 percent from 2013 levels by 2030, a target observers judged inadequate to avert calamitous global warming.

The Climate Action Tracker, a science-based tool to analyse countries’ climate efforts, has described the 26-percent target as inadequate and said Japan could reach it almost without taking any further action.