Due to increase in reliance on renewable energy, Japan has been lowering its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for the fifth year in a row, the restart of nuclear reactors and a lower energy demand due to warmer winters have helped in achieving this feat.

According to the Japanese Ministry of Environment, Japan’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions decreased by 3.9% in the financial year 2018-2019 (April 2018-March 2019) to 1,240 Mt CO2e, their lowest level since 1990-1991. It represents a 12% decline compared to the financial year 2013.