Government of Japan aiming to cut 10 billion tons emissions by 2050

The government of Japan is aiming to avoid climate change in next 30-40 years to achieve use of new technologies that will reduce emissions by 10 billion tons by the year 2050. Japan is taking the climate change so seriously that, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has ordered his government to design a plan to strengthen Japan’s technological development and enable it to spearhead global efforts to reduce harmfull gas emission mainly exhaust by Automobiles Air pollution.

Japan’s move comes at a time the international community is stepping up efforts to combat global warming, following up on a landmark deal adopted in December in Paris to hold global average temperature rises to “well below” 2 C above pre-industrial levels. To achieve the goal, global emissions in 2050 must be reduced by more than 30 billion tons from current projections, according to the secretariat of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change.

The envisioned five-point strategy on energy and technological innovation will be discussed by a panel of experts under the Cabinet Office. The final version is expected to be compiled in mid-April at the earliest, government sources said. One of the measures in the strategy is to use big data, or massive volumes of data collected, as well as artificial intelligence to optimize energy systems such as the power-supply demand. Doing so would eliminate wasteful use of energy.

Another area Japan is looking into is power generation. The idea is to use a special crystal structure known as perovskite and make solar power cost competitive with other sources of energy such as large thermal power plants. Japan also aims to develop batteries with high storage capacity, which would bring down costs to less than 10 percent of the current levels and make it possible for electric vehicles to drive more than 700 kilometers on a single charge, the draft said.

Japan hoping to produce massive hydrogen from renewable energy sources such as wind power, As part of energy conservation measures, the government aims to develop new materials for lighter airplanes and vehicles, and make use of methods such as artificial photosynthesis, which can capture carbon dioxide emissions to convert them into useful resources.

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