Wednesday, December 1

Agreed to aim for the Paris Agreement to come into effect by the end of the year G7 for global warming countermeasures

On the 27th, the Group of Eight (Ise Shima Summit) also discussed climate change measures such as the “Paris Agreement,” which became a new framework for global warming countermeasures, and seven advanced countries aiming for the Paris Agreement to come into effect within 2016. It was agreed that (G7) would play a leading role.

The agreement is expected to come into effect in 20 years, but at the summit, international efforts will be made to achieve the goal of virtually zero greenhouse gas emissions in the second half of this century by putting it into effect earlier than 20 years. We confirmed that society would work together. The G7 took the initiative in ratifying the agreement, prompting developing countries to ratify the agreement as soon as possible.

According to the Ministry of the Environment and others, the Leaders’ Declaration adopted on the same day included climate change countermeasures as a major item. According to the published document, the Leaders’ Declaration states, “The G7 will continue to play a leading role, working towards the goal of the Paris Agreement coming into force by the end of 2016, while taking the necessary steps to conclude the agreement as soon as possible. Commit to. ” He added, “Encourage constructive involvement for detailed rule agreements for the effective and transparent implementation of the Paris Agreement by all countries, including major emitters.”

Regarding energy issues closely related to climate change, the Leaders’ Declaration states, “We are committed to investing in clean and energy-efficient products and equipment.”

The Paris Agreement was adopted at the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21) held in Paris last December. The goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to virtually zero in the second half of this century in order to keep temperature rise below 2 degrees Celsius, preferably within 1.5 degrees Celsius, since the Industrial Revolution. It is stipulated that at least 55 countries must ratify the agreement and that the total greenhouse gas emissions of the ratifying countries should reach 55% of the world total in order for the agreement to come into effect.