The Ministry of Environment (MOE) of Japan was formed in 2001 from the former Environmental Agency established in 1971. MOE is responsible for government-wide environmental planning and policies under the Basic Environmental Law of 1993.
Japan will depend on new coal technology that’s more than twice the cost of traditional plants to meet its targets on reducing global warming pollution.
In a plan formally adopted earlier this month, Japan said it expects coal to generate about a quarter of the nation’s electricity by 2030.
The Environment Ministry will review the way it estimates the amount of debris generated by major quakes and tsunami to improve the accuracy of its calculations, ministry officials said Saturday.
The ministry will establish up a panel of experts in late September to discuss the matter and will decide on a new method by the end of next March, the officials said.
Japan and China opened a three-day event Wednesday in Beijing aimed at promoting environmental technology and new energy solutions, two areas vital for ensuring sustainability of robust growth in China and other Asian economies.