Japan: Commit to phasing out fossil fuels immediately for carbon neutrality target to be human rights-compliant

Japan’s new Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced the nation’s long-term carbon neutrality target in his policy speech on October 26th. This is a step in the right direction from the world’s third largest economy. However, a target of net-zero by 2050 is not adequate to meet Japan’s human rights obligations related to climate change.

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