In 1997(the 9th year of the #HEISEI era), Japan hosted the international conference on #climatechange in Kyoto. At this conference, th...e international community reaffirmed the grave need for reducing emissions of greenhouse gases and adopted the #KyotoProtocol.
Japan, with few natural resources of its own, has promoted policy and technology for saving energy and has led international efforts to reduce #GreenhouseGas emissions by sharing the expertise and technology developed by Japan’s private sector. The issue of climate change needs to be tackled by the whole world, both developed and developing countries together. Therefore, Japan proactively supports developing countries which cannot fully take measures with its own funds and abilities.
For instance, Japan supports #Tonga, an island country severely affected by climate change, by helping to install a micro-grid system for efficient use of renewable energy, including solar power. This project has been providing Tonga a stable supply of energy. In addition, Japan confirmed its contribution to the #GreenClimateFund, an international funding mechanism, which helped GCF start funding to projects in 2015 (the 27 year of HEISEI).
As a result of this cooperation, the #ParisAgreement was adopted by the consensus of all countries in December, 2015. In line with the Paris Agreement, Japan as a whole, including the national government, local government, private sector and NGOs tackles climate change and works together with the international community by sharing Japan’s experience and knowledge.