Japan: Agriculture and Climate Change in Japan

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   JA2021-0068

This report summarizes the Government of Japan's (GOJ) climate change targets, policy, research, and international engagement for the agricultural, forestry, and fisheries sectors. The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries is the lead GOJ ministry for addressing climate change in these industries. In 2018, agriculture contributed to 4 percent of Japan's total greenhouse gas emissions. The GOJ currently operates two carbon credit markets, one for domestically produced credits and another for credits produced bilaterally with international partners. Japan is not a significant producer or user of renewable biofuels, but the GOJ aims for biomass to account for 3.7 - 4.6 percent of electricity generation by 2030.

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