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April 26: Joint Declaration of Zero Carbon City

Update : 2021-12-8

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Mayor Asai (left end) and the heads of four cities and one town

A joint declaration of Zero Carbon City was made by the heads of the five cities and one town in the south-eastern area of Saitama Prefecture (Soka City, Koshigaya City, Yashio City, Misato City, Yoshikawa City and Matsubushi-machi).
Those five cities and one town will discuss joint commitment to promote the use of renewable energy, to reduce waste and to raise awareness about saving and renewing energy, aiming to realize "net zero carbon emissions by 2050."

Zero Carbon City

The Ministry of Environment gives the definition of Zero Carbon City to local governments which announced their commitment to net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

The "net zero carbon emissions" means the achievement of balance between the emission amount of greenhouse effect gas, such as carbon dioxide, from man-made sources and the removal amount absorbed in forests.
(Source: The website of the Ministry of Environment)