The Tokyo Metropolitan Government is pleased to announce our new Tokyo Environment Master Plan, as well as the Basic Policy regarding revisions to the current ordinance to further reduce carbon emissions and achieve ‘carbon half’ by 2030.
*A full English version of the plan will be published by the end of this fiscal year (March, 2023) Formulated based on the understanding that significant action in the short term is key to achieve the final goal of a zero-emission Tokyo by 2050, the newly revised Tokyo Environmental Master Plan lays out the specific goals and steps to be taken by 2030.
Utilizing past considerations, this basic policy maps out the possibilities for strengthening and expanding the system for revising ordinances. This basic policy will be presented to the Third Regular Session of the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly, 2022. After deliberation, we will prepare a draft proposal for the revision of ordinances to be submitted to the Fourth Regular Session, 2022.
Policy for the strengthening and expansion of ordinances
(1) Improving CO2 reductions from newly constructed buildings
・Implement measures mandating the installation of solar power generation equipment installation on designated new houses and other small to medium-sized buildings
(2) Facilitate further CO2 reductions from existing buildings
・Strengthen the cap and trade system targeting large-scale businesses
(3) Enhance CO2 reduction in urban development
(4) Accelerate grid decarbonization
(5) Continued collaboration and cooperation to support initiatives aimed at halving carbon emissions