Energy / Climate Change

June 6, 2008


Over 40% of Japanese Companies Agree about Domestic CO2 Emissions Trading

Keywords: Climate Change Government Manufacturing industry Non-manufacturing industry Policy / Systems 

Japan's Ministry of the Environment announced on January 10, 2008 the results of their FY 2006 "Survey of Companies for Environmentally Friendly Activities." The survey revealed that 6.5 percent of Japanese companies are in favor of a domestic CO2 emissions trading system and 34.8 percent of them would agree to such a system depending on its content. That is, 41.3 percent of them are for some kind of emissions trading system. Compared to the 2005 survey, this is an increase of 0.1 percent.

On the other hand, 39.8 percent of Japanese companies said that they neither agreed nor disagreed with the concept of trading. Companies against the system depending on its content amounted to 8.7 percent, while 6.8 percent were against any kind of system. These figures are up 1.5 point and 1.7 point, respectively, compared to the 2005 survey.

This survey has been conducted every year since 1991 by the ministry. The above results are for the survey carried out between July 17, 2007 and August 10, 2007. Valid responses were given by 2,774 companies, 42.3 percent of the total surveyed.

Posted: 2008/06/06 08:41:52 AM