1.9 japan: development of CO2 emissions
Whilst Japan’s emissions of CO2 will decrease by 6% under the Reference scenario, under the Energy [R]evolution scenario they will decrease from 1,301 million tonnes (t) in 2007 to 298 million t in 2050. Annual per capita emissions will fall from 10.2 t to 2.9 t. In the long run efficiency gains and the increased use of renewable electricity in vehicles will even reduce emissions in the transport sector. With a share of 35% of total CO2 in 2050, the power sector will remain the largest sources of emissions
In the Advanced Energy [R]evolution scenario Japan can completely phase out nuclear power in 2012 and still reach its pledge of reducing Greenhouse gas emission by 25% below 1990 levels by 2020 with 24% reductions coming through domestic means, and the remaining sourced through flexible mechanisms internationally.