(Construction) - Japan Federation of Construction Contractors has adopted the measures to achieve carbon neutrality, which revises the target for reducing construction-related CO2 emissions set for April 2021.
The target date, which had been set in a range of approximately 10 years, from FY2030 to early FY2040, has been accelerated to FY2030. The CO2 emission reduction target has been set at a 40% reduction in the total amount of CO2 emissions compared to FY2013.
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The new plan includes specific measures according to the following phases: construction, procurement of materials and equipment, design and operation, and contribution to the diversification of renewable energy use. Initially, the focus will be on reducing CO2 emissions from heavy machinery and vehicles, which account for approximately 80% of the emissions during the construction phase. Ultimately, the goal is to promote the use of innovative construction equipment that uses electricity and hydrogen generated from renewable energy sources.
According to the Japan Federation of Construction Contractors, the total amount of CO2 emitted in the construction phase by member companies was approximately 4.11 million tons in FY2013 and 3.55 million tons in FY2021, the most recent year for which data is available. (2023/07/26)
The Daily Engineering and Construction News of Japan