Japan: from frontrunner to laggard

Date Published 2013, November 15

Authors Louise Jeffery, Johannes Gütschow, Marion Vieweg, Michiel Schaeffer, Bill Hare, Marcia Rocha, Felix Fallasch

Japan’s new 2020 target of a 3.8% cut in emissions at 2005 levels, announced overnight, will increase its own emissions and widen the global emissions gap by 3-4%, according to the Climate Action Tracker.