Wednesday, December 1

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“Marine Plastic Waste Contamination” and “Climate Change” —Future issues revealed at this G20 (Kazuo Matsushita / Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University, Senior Fellow, Global Environmental Strategy Research Institute)
Economy

“Marine Plastic Waste Contamination” and “Climate Change” —Future issues revealed at this G20 (Kazuo Matsushita / Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University, Senior Fellow, Global Environmental Strategy Research Institute)

Mr. Kazuo MatsushitaG20 where environmental issues were an important agendaThe 20-country / regional summit (G20) was held in Osaka City for two days on June 28th and 29th, and environmental issues were an important agenda item. This was the 14th G20, but it was the first time it was held in Japan. Prior to that, on June 15th and 16th, the “Ministerial Meeting on Energy Conversion for Sustainable Growth and the Global Environment” (G20 Ministers’ Meeting on Energy and Environment) was held for the first time in Japan. Countermeasures against marine plastic waste pollution and climate change were also important agenda items at the G20. Through these two meetings, future issues were clarified.The G20 was established as a forum for international economic cooperation that includes emerging c...
Government decides environmental white paper to point out “climate crisis” and seek social change
Economy

Government decides environmental white paper to point out “climate crisis” and seek social change

“It is predicted that the risk of heavy rain disasters and the heat wave will increase further in the future due to the progress of global warming, and there is a strong concern about the impact on future generations.” The government approved the second year of the Reiwa Environmental White Paper on the 12th, warning that: The White Paper emphasizes that the issue of “climate change” is now interrelated with marine plastic pollution and biodiversity loss during the “climate crisis” stage, which undermines the survival base of all living things, including humans. We are seeking “social change” that will significantly change the economic and social systems and the way we live our daily lives.The official name of the white paper is “Environmental White Paper / Sound Material-Cycle Society / B...