Japan Climate Initiative statement calls on the Japanese Government to enhance its Nationally Determined Contributions.

Feb 4, 2020

The Japan Climate Initiative, of which Peace Boat is a member, submitted to the Japanese government a statement entitled “Calling on the Japanese government to enhance its NDC” regarding its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) that includes the greenhouse gas emissions reduction target towards 2030. 220 JCI signatories (142 companies, 21 municipalities, 57 organizations) have signed on the message as of January 31.

This year, each Party of the Paris Agreement is supposed to resubmit their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the UNFCCC secretariat before COP26. Current NDCs of all parties are highly insufficient to achieve the target of the Paris Agreement and it is projected to result in about 3°C  temperature rise at the end of this century. In order to fill the huge emissions gap between the long-term goal of the Paris Agreement and the targets in the current NDCs, it is required for all Parties including Japan to revise their NDCs and resubmit them with higher ambition.

JCI is a network of companies, local governments, NPO/NGOs and other subnational and non-state actors ”pledge to stand at the forefront of global challenges in order to realize the decarbonized society envisioned by the Paris Agreement.” As such, JCI strongly calls on the Japanese government to enhance its NDC that will contribute to realizing the goals of the Paris Agreement.

In 2020, whether to be able to accelerate the implementation of the Paris Agreement depends on Japan’s and the World’s resolutions.

View the original text and full statement on the Japan Climate Initiative website here.