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Results of the 4th Follow-up
to the Keidanren Voluntary Action Plan on the Environment
-- Section on Global Warming Measures --

October 19, 2001

(Japan Federation of Economic Organizations)

  1. CO2 emissions in fiscal 2000 by industry as a whole (comprising the industrial and energy-conversion sectors)
  2. {CO2 Emissions 4 by Industry As a Whole (Industrial and Energy-Converting Sectors)}
    Fiscal year19901997199819992000 2005
    (BAU) 5
    CO2 emissions
    (million t-CO2)
    480.19497.52467.55480.62486.09 506.37Below the level
    of 1990
    (cf. 1990)
    +3.6%-2.6%+0.1%+1.2% approx. +5.5%
    approx. +11%

    CO2 Emissions by 36 Industries in the Industrial and Energy-Converting Sectors

  3. Trends by Industry
  4. Efforts by industries in the transportation, offices and household sectors to reduce CO2 emissions
  5. Evaluations and Future Policies
  6. (1) Areas of improvement from the previous follow-up

    The 4th Follow-up improved on the 3rd Follow-up in the following ways.
    1. Increase in number of participating industries (industrial associations and companies) from 43 to 48, with participation coming not only from the industrial sector-which added 2 new industries-but also from the transportation, offices and household sectors-which added 3 new industries.
    2. Increase in coverage rate (76.7% of all emissions generated by the industrial and energy-converting sectors in fiscal 1990, compared to 76.5% in the previous survey).
    3. Increase in scope of data released (for the first time, data on amounts of energy consumed was compiled and released)
    4. Improvement in content of individual industry reports (in addition to analyzing factors that contributed to increases or decreases in CO2 emissions by industry, the Follow-up also provides fuller explanations of the premises underlying each industry's calculations of forecasts and goals for fiscal 2010, and of methods by each industry to calculate CO2 emissions)

    (2) Evaluation of efforts by industry as a whole

    (3) Future Policies

1 The following are the 36 industries in the industrial and energy-conversion sectors: Flat Glass Association of Japan; Japan Federation of Housing Organizations; Japan Sugar Refiners' Association; Flour Millers Association; Japan Coal Energy Center; Petroleum Association of Japan; Limestone Association of Japan; Cement Association of Japan; The Japan Soft Drinks Association; Communication Industry Association of Japan and Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association; Federation of Electric Power Companies; Japan Aluminum Association; Japan Sanitary Equipment Industry Association; Japan Chemical Industry Association; Japan Gas Association; Japan Glass Bottle Association; Japan Federation of Construction Contractors, Japan Civil Engineering Contractor's Association, Inc. and Building Contractors Society; Japan Mining Industry Association; Japan Machine Tool Builder's Association; The Japan Rubber Manufacturers Association; Japan Society of Industrial Machinery Manufacturers; Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association; Japan Auto-body Industries Association, Inc. ; Japan Auto Parts Industries Association; Japan Camera Industry Association; Japan Brass Makers Association; Japan Paper Association; Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers' Associations of Japan and Japan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association; The Shipbuilders' Association of Japan and The Cooperative Association of Japan Shipbuilders; Japan Iron and Steel Federation; Japan Association of Rolling Stock Industries; Japan Electrical Manufacturers' Association; Japan Electric Wire and Cable Makers' Association; Japan Dairy Industry Association; Japan Bearing Industrial Association; Brewers Association of Japan
2 When electric power per unit output is used to calculate emissions for industry as a whole, Keidanren uses the following data provided by the Federation of Electric Power Companies. When not otherwise specified, electric power per unit output cited by the respective industries is also based on data provided by the Federation of Electric Power Companies.
{For FY 1990: 0.37; FY1997: 0.33; FY1998: 0.32; FY1999: 0.33; FY2000: 0.33; FY2005: 0.34; FY2010: 0.30; FY2010 (BAU): 0.33 (kg-CO2/kWh)}.
Other conversion coefficients for energy: with respect to caloric value, Keidanren utilizes data from the following: Comprehensive Energy Statistics, the Agency of Natural Resources and Energy's "Caloric Value Table by Energy Source" (dated March 30, 2001), and survey data by the Federation of Electric Power Companies. Due to revisions of the Caloric Value Table, caloric conversion coefficients for periods prior to FY1999 differ from those for after FY2000. For carbon conversion coefficients, Keidanren uses the Environment Agency's "Report on Survey of Carbon Dioxide Emissions (1992)."
3 The total of emissions from the energy conversion sector, industrial sector, and from industrial processes, as contained in the statistics on total CO2 emissions for Japan, which are announced by the Environment Agency.
4 Industries review actual and forecasted figures on CO2 emissions each year with the aim of improving the accuracy of such figures. Therefore, slightly different numbers may appear from those cited in the previous year.
5 BAU (business as usual): The amount of CO2 emissions in FY2010, assuming that the Voluntary Action Plan as of FY2001 is not executed from FY2001 on.
6 The goals of the Japan Gas Association, which defines its targets in terms of CO2 emissions and CO2 emissions per unit output, and of The Japan Rubber Manufacturers Association, which defines its targets in terms of CO2 emissions and energy consumption per unit output, have been included among industries reporting improvements in each target.
7 For the Japan Electric Wire and Cable Makers' Association, which defines its targets in terms of energy consumption and energy consumption per unit output, results have been included among industries showing an improvement only when improvements in amounts of energy consumed were achieved.
8 For industries that define their targets in terms of both CO2 emissions per unit output and energy consumption per unit output, results were counted as improvements when at least one of the measures showed an improvement.
9 The participating industries from the offices and residential sector comprise the following: Bankers Association; Japan LP Gas Association; The Marine & Fire Insurance Association of Japan, Inc.; Japan Chain Store Association; Japan Department Stores Association; Japan Foreign Trade Council, Inc.; Japan Association of Refrigerated Warehouses; The Real Estate Companies Association in Japan, and the NTT Group. The participating industries from the transportation sector comprise the following: Japan Trucking Association; The Scheduled Airlines Association of Japan; Japan Shipowners' Association; Japan Non-Government Railways Association; and Kyushu Railway Company, Shikoku Railway Company, Central Japan Railway Company, West Japan Railway Company, East Japan Railway Company, and Hokkaido Railway Company.
10 See "Japan's Efforts to Deal with Global Warming and to Assure Greater Transparency in Its Voluntary Action Plans on the Environment" (opinion released on September 6, 2001 <Japanese only>).

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