Mandatory GHG Accounting System, 2005

Japan Current 2005

Japan’s Mandatory GHG Accounting System requires specified entities to calculate their GHG emissions and report the results to Government. Industrial companies, commercial businesses, universities, freight carriers, etc (as specified in the Law Promoting the Rational Use of Energy) who consume more than 1,500kl (crude oil equivalent) of energy per year or emit more than 3,000t-CO2 per year must report their GHG emission levels. So-called “specified establishment emitters” are considered those that use more than 1,500 kl energy per year by crude oil equivalent for all establishments, and that (1) conduct business activities with each establishment emitting 3,000 tons or more CO2 by type of greenhouse emission gas and (2) employ 21 or more staff in total for all establishments. Another category, “specified transportation emitters”, are considered those that fall in the transportation sector. These include specified freight carriers, specified consigners, specified passenger carriers, and specified air carriers in terms of the Act on the Rational Use of Energy.

Scope

Environmental

Industry sectors covered by the instrument

All/none specified

Organizations covered by the instrument

Organizations who consume more than 1,500kl (crude oil equivalent) of energy ;
Specified Carriers or Specified Consigners designated in the Law concerning the Rational Use of Energy;
All organaizetions following requirements (1) and (2):
(1) Conduct specified business activities emitting 3,000 tons or more CO2 by type of greenhouse emission gas;
(2) Employ 21 or more staff in total for all organization

Issuer type

Environment

Type of instrument

Legislation

Mandatory or voluntary

Mandatory

The geographical scope

National/federal

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