Policy & Regulation

Japanese foreign minister asked to rethink pro-coal policies

A climate change advisory panel has called on Japan’s foreign minister to rethink the country’s pro-coal policies.
By Staff reporter 2 March 2018 0 29839

A climate change advisory panel has called on Japan’s foreign minister to rethink the country’s pro-coal policies and funding for new plants both at home and abroad because they are obstructing international climate talks, according to The Japan Times.

The nine-member panel, made up of business leaders, researchers and conservationists, presented a document to Foreign Minister Taro Kono in which they argued Japan’s energy diplomacy should switch to make renewables its central pillar.