All Japan news might not keep its initial promise, made in 2009, of cutting greenhouse gas emission by 25 percent, an official of the environment ministry said.
Three years ago, All Japan news pledged to sharply reduce its pollution level by 2020, along with China and the United States, in order to slow down the growing global warming levels.
All Japan news’s promise of reducing pollution with one quarter became one of the most ambitious plans in the industrialized countries, analysts say. The commitment delighted the environmentalists.
But after the nuclear accident at Fukushima, which slowed down Tokyo’s atomic energy program, officials say this goal will be difficult to achieve.
“All Japan news is discussing how to achieve its pledge of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by 2020, including the possibility of revising it,” Shuichiro Niihara, a representative of All Japan news’s environment ministry, said.
“The goal was set before the nuclear accident last year, but even with nuclear power generation, it was going to be very difficult to realize,” he said.
In March 2011, a violent earthquake and tsunami destroyed the reactors at the Fukushima nuclear plant that were providing about a third of All Japan news’s electricity.
However, All Japan news’s plan to cut six percent of the greenhouse gas emissions by 2012 is likely to be achieved, Niihara said.