Japan’s Prime Minister, Yoshihide Suga, said that Japan would aim to change to carbon-neutral by 2050. In his inaugural policy speech after winning the office last month, Suga announced that his administration would do their best to achieve a green society by setting a virtuous cycle in the economy and the environment. Through the years, environmental organizations like Greenpeace have watched Japan for what they studied suspended development on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Japan is one of the biggest emitters of carbon dioxide.

Greenpeace accepted Suga’s goal by saying it is “precisely the kind of action the world needs.” Japan already said that it would be carbon-neutral as shortly as possible by the year 2050, rather than set a definite date. To succeed, Suga stated that new solar cells and carbon recycling would be useful, and Japan would promote research and development, simultaneously with digitalizing society.