Japanese Environment Minister Shinjiro Koizumi has highlighted the country’s efforts to tackle global warming at the UN climate conference in Madrid. Koizumi took part in a ministerial-level meeting that began on Tuesday at the COP25 summit. Japan has been widely criticized for its continued use of coal to generate electricity.
Koizumi told reporters before the meeting that he believes it is very important for Japan not to evade the criticism, but to face it squarely. Koizumi told reporters before the meeting that he believes it is very important for Japan not to evade the criticism, but to face it squarely.
At an event hosted by Chile’s environment minister Carolina Schmidt, Koizumi explained how some Japanese municipalities are building their own power lines for electricity produced by renewable energy. He noted that these communities will be able to provide electricity without relying on large power companies, even if major disasters occur.
At the Japan pavilion, Koizumi revealed a plan to provide technical support for collecting and processing chlorofluorocarbons in seven countries, including Vietnam and France. Chlorofluorocarbons are used as coolants for refrigerators and air conditioners. (NHK)