Greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) data for fiscal year (FY) 2008 were announced on June 18th in accordance with the Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Accounting and Reporting System (hereafter, GHG Reporting system) for disclosure requests on 14,710 specified facilities and 1425 specified transportation facilities. Based on these results, Kiko Network immediately analyzed in detail the ratio of emissions that gigantic facilities constitute.
The actual amount of direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions fell 6% since last year in Japan, while the ratio of emissions coming from gigantic emitters increased. It became ever clearer that in Japan, most emissions come from a select few extremely large-scale emitters. The following is a summary of our analysis.