Japan to contribute up to US$3.0 billion to Green Climate Fund

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga delivered a video message at the Climate Ambition Summit, which was held on December 12, 2020, sharing Japan’s goal for reaching carbon-neutrality by reducing greenhouse gas emissions to virtually zero by 2050.

Suga expressed Japan’s commitment to working with the international community and decision to join the Climate Ambition Alliance.

Suga also discussed the economic growth strategy for realizing a carbon-neutral society through innovations such as next-generation solar cells, carbon recycling, and hydrogen. Japan’s public and private sectors will provide around ¥1.30 trillion (US$11.8 billion) this year to support international cooperation on global decarbonization, and the government will contribute up to US$3.0 billion to the Green Climate Fund. 

Press release – Ministry of Foreign Affairs (in Japanese)