Japanese PM Suga Vows to Utilize Ocean to Achieve Zero-Carbon World

By Kyodo News 3 December 2020

Japan will take the lead in efforts to achieve a net zero carbon world by utilizing ocean-based renewable energy sources, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said Thursday.

Suga’s declaration came a day after he and 13 other world leaders released a manifesto outlining how their countries will prioritize ocean conservation without impinging on economic activity.

The first leadership statement issued by the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy, or the Ocean Panel, said its members are committed to managing sustainably 100 percent of ocean areas under their national jurisdiction by 2025.

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