Energy / Climate Change

July 23, 2014


Tokyo Announces CO2 Emissions, Confirms Continued Implementation of Energy-Saving Measures

Keywords: Climate Change Energy Conservation Local government 

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) compiled preliminary reports on reductions in greenhouse gas emissions in fiscal 2012 submitted by over 30,000 small and medium-sized companies and on March 6, 2014, announced its findings. The small and medium-sized companies decreased CO2 emissions by 11 percent compared to fiscal 2010 levels.

CO2 emissions in fiscal 2012 were kept at the same levels as those in fiscal 2011, the year following the Great East Japan Earthquake, when energy-saving measures were widely adopted. The findings show that businesses continued their energy-saving efforts in 2012.

TMG released a Carbon Report which evaluates past CO2 emissions and the energy-saving measures of small and medium-sized buildings for rent on a seven-tiered scale on June 26, 2014. Applicants for occupancy being more attracted to highly energy-efficient buildings and renting those buildings is expected to drive building owners to become more energy-conscious and improve the energy-saving performance of their buildings.