On March 4, the Japanese government is hosting the Asia Zero Emissions Community (AZEC) Ministerial Meeting in Tokyo to bring together energy ministers from across Asia to discuss Japan’s plans for decarbonization and cooperation on the energy transition. In May, Japan will host the G7 summit in Hiroshima. However, Japan’s recently approved “Green Transformation” policy relies heavily on the use of fossil fuel-based technologies, including gas/LNG, co-firing of ammonia, hydrogen and carbon capture and storage.

Over 140 groups from 18 countries have issued a letter calling on Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida to stop promoting and expanding the use of fossil fuels and derailing the transition to renewable energy across Asia.

Press release is here.

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Open Letter: Japan's "Zero Emissions" strategy is a fallacy 

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