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Policy Proposals  Environment and Energy Contributing to Avoided Emissions through the Global Value Chain - A new approach to climate change measures by private actors -

November 13, 2018
March 5, 2024 (Sixth Edithion)

This Concept Book explains the idea and significance of avoided emissions through the global value chain (GVC).

In the second half, it also introduces case studies of various industries and companies "visualizing" the avoided emissions achieved through a variety of products and services.




1. How can we avoid emissions through the Global Value Chain?

  • Today, climate change measures by various actors are required.
  • Climate change issues are not confined to one single country but are a global concern.
  • Let us turn our eyes to CO2 emissions from the entire value chain.
  • Avoiding emissions through the GVC will lead to climate change measures on a global scale.

2. Case Studies

  • List of Case Studies
  • Points to be kept in mind when reading the Case Studies
  • Guide to Case Studies
  • Case Studies
    • The Japan Iron and Steel Federation
      • High Strength Sheets for Automobiles
      • High Tensile Plates for Vessels
      • Generating Boiler (Heat-resistant Tubes)
      • Grain-oriented Silicon Steel Sheets for Transformers
      • Stainless Steel Sheets for Railway Cars
    • Japan Chemical Industry Association
      • Polyethylene terephthalate from biomass
      • Desalination plant by means of the RO membrane process
      • Aircraft that use plastics reinforced with carbon fiber
    • Japan Paper Association
      • Corrugated sheet
    • Hyogo Pulp Industries, Ltd.
      • Unbleached kraft pulp
      • Waste and CO2 reduction by long length toilet roll and paper packing toilet roll
    • Liaison Group of Japanese Electrical and Electronics Industries for Global Warming Prevention
      • Contribution to CO2 emission reductions by energy efficient products and services in Japanese Electrical and Electronics industries
    • Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, Inc.
      • xEVs (Hybrid vehicle, Plug-in Hybrid vehicle, Electric vehicle, Fuel cell Electric vehicle)
    • Japan Federation of Construction Contractors
      • Energy-efficient building design in design-build projects by member companies of the Japan Federation of Construction Contractors
    • The Japan Automobile Tyre Manufacturers Association, Inc. (JATMA)
      • Tyre
    • Japan Aluminium Association
      • Aluminium material for Automobile
    • Flat Glass Manufacturers Association of Japan
      • Low Emissivity Insulating Glass
    • The Japanese Electric Wire & Cable Makers' Association
      • ECSO: Environmental and Economical Conductor Size Optimization
    • Japan Petroleum Development Association (JPDA)
      • Natural gas
    • Brewers Association of Japan
      • Cooperative distribution in Hokkaido
      • Weight reduction of returnable glass bottles
      • Joint collection of beer pallets
    • Japan Industrial Vehicles Association (JIVA)
      • Electric Forklift Trucks
    • The Electric Power Council for a Low Carbon Society (ELCS)
      • Contribution of overseas power generation projects
    • The Japan Gas Association
      • Natural Gas Upstream and Midstream Project (Development of Gas field, Gas Liquefaction Plant, LNG Receiving Terminal, Pipeline and Supply)
      • Natural gas-fired thermal power plant
      • Gas Cogeneration System (including energy service)
      • ENE-FARM (Residential Fuel Cell System)
    • Telecommunications Carriers Association
      • HEMS (Home Energy Management Systems)
    • Japan Foreign Trade Council, Inc.
      • Renewable power generation business as IPP (Independent Power Producer)
    • Japan Freight Railway Company
      • Rail freight transport

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