Japan's energy plan contributes to securing a stable power supply for developing countries that have no choice but to rely on coal-fired power.
Environment ministers from the G7 nations made progress on renewables, biodiversity, and plastics, while holding back on a firm date for phasing out coal.
The IPCC warns of the dire consequences of global warming. But for Japan, energy diversification — including clean coal technology — is a lifeline.
The establishment of the new COP guidelines will also allow Japan to actively support decarbonization projects in developing countries by sharing its clean coal technology.
Toward carbon zero: “From region to region the method might change, but we can still protect the diversity while aiming for the same target,” said Ministry...