That makes Suga’s new stance a significant reversal for Japan.
To reach the country’s new benchmark, the prime minister has pledged to “fundamentally shift” Japan’s policy on coal-powered electricity, initiate a study on the feasibility of carbon pricing, and phase out gasoline-fueled vehicles by 2035. “[Responding] to global warming is no longer a constraint on economic growth,” he explained.
This is an excerpt from an article written by Richard Katz and republished from Foreign Affairs 21 April 2021. Click here to read the original article in its entirety.