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Results of the 5th Follow-up
to the Keidanren Voluntary Action Plan on the Environment

-- Section on Global Warming Measures --

October 17, 2002

Nippon Keidanren
( Japan Business Federation )

1. CO2 emissions in fiscal 2001 by industry as a whole (comprising the industrial and energy-conversion sectors)

{CO2 Emissions 4 by Industry As a Whole (Industrial and Energy-Converting Sectors)}
Fiscal year199019971998 1999200020012005
(BAU) 5
CO2 emissions
(million t-CO2)
499.88 517.31
cf. 1990)
cf. 1990)
cf. 1990)
cf. 1990)
cf. 1990)
(approx. +1.8%
cf. 1990)
Below the level of 1990542
(approx. +8.4%
cf. 1990)

CO2 Emissions by 34 Industries in the Industrial and Energy-Converting Sectors

2. Trends by Industry

3. Efforts by industries in the transportation, offices and household sectors to reduce CO2 emissions

4. Evaluations and Future Policies

(1) Evaluation of efforts by industry as a whole

(2) Future Policies

  1. The following are the 34 industries in the industrial and energy-conversion sectors:
    Flat Glass Association of Japan; Japan Federation of Housing Organizations; Communications and Information network Association of Japan, Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association, Japan Electrical Manufacturers' Association, Japan Business Machine and Information System Industries Association; 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; Federation of Electric Power Companies; Japan Aluminum Association; Japan Sanitary Equipment Industry Association; Japan Chemical Industry Association; Japan Gas 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 Industrial Vehicles Association; Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association; Japan Auto-body Industries Association, Inc. ; Japan Auto Parts Industries 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 Electric Wire and Cable Makers' Association; Japan Dairy Industry Association; Japan Bearing Industrial Association; Brewers Association of Japan. Camera and Imaging Product Association skipped the current Follow-up because of reorganization of the association.

  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: 3.7; FY1997: 3.3; FY1998: 3.2; FY1999: 3.3; FY2000: 3.4; FY2001: 3.4; FY2005: 3.2; FY2010: 3.0; FY2010 (BAU): 3.4 (t-CO2/104kWh)}.
    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 FY2002 is not executed from FY2002 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 Hotel 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:
    All Japan Freight Forwarders Association; Japan Trucking Association; The Scheduled Airlines Association of Japan; Japan Shipowners' Association; Japan Federation of Coastal Shipping Associations; Japan Non-Government Railways Association; and Japan Freight Railway Company, Kyushu Railway Company, Shikoku Railway Company, Central Japan Railway Company, West Japan Railway Company, East Japan Railway Company, and Hokkaido Railway Company.

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