Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Japan

Population: 13286735
Area of jurisdiction: 2122 km2

Commitments

  Community Government
Absolute base year GHG reduction target: 25% by 2020 (2000) 25% by 2014 (2000)
Baseline scenario (BAU) GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Fixed-level GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Carbon intensity reduction target: n/a n/a
Renewable energy target: n/a n/a
Energy efficiency target: n/a n/a
Government and Community: CO2(e) targets

Performance

Community GHG Emissions
Total ( n/a ):  0 tCO2e
Government GHG Emissions
Total ( 2011 ):  1,978,900 tCO2e

Other available GHG inventories: 2009, 2010

Mitigation actions

Carbon Reduction Reporting Program for Small- and Medium-Sized Facilities
Over 34,000 small-and-medium sized facilities are reporting their CO2 emissions as well as their reduction plans Start year 2010
Sector Other Emissions
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Tokyo Green Building Program
?In Tokyo, energy consumption in residential and commercial sectors accounts for half of the city’s total energy use. Therefore, in order to reduce environmental impact of urban buildings such as office buildings and apartments, TMG introduced the system that evaluate the efforts to make buildings eco-friendly, and create a mechanism in which green buildings are valued more in the market. (TMG: Tokyo Metropolitan Government) ?Target ; Constructing or expanding a large-scale building with total floor area exceeds 5,000 square meters (it was 10,000 square meters from 2002 to 2010). ?Evaluation points: ? Effective energy use (reducing heat load, adopting renewable energy, introducing energy-saving system, etc). ?Optimum utilization of resources (usage of eco-materials, protecting ozone layers, restraining global warning, long life span etc) ?Conservation of natural environment (hydrological cycling, greenery) ?Alleviating heat island effect (measures against artificial heat disposal, covering lands and buildings, consideration for wind environment etc). ?Evaluation and Publication Evaluate the buildings on the level of 1 to3 and publish the results. ?Green Labeling for apartments. It’s the system that requires owners of apartments to publicize its environmental performance on their advertising (newspaper ad or leaflets) for the sale or rent, to create a market where eco-friendly apartments are valued more, as half of the targeted buildings under the system are apartment buildings. Evaluated based on the following 5 points using a scale of zero to three stars(?). 1.Thermal insulation 2. Energy efficiency 3.Use of Solar energy 4.Longer building life 5.Greening Start year 2002
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Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
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Tokyo Cap-and-Trade Program (Tokyo’s Mandatory emission reductions and Emission Trading System)
?Japan’s first – and the world’s first in terms of covering office buildings and others– urban cap and trade program for large-scale office buildings. ?target :Facilities with large GHG emissions (the consumption of fuel, heat and electric power exceeds 1,500KL per year in oil equivalent) ?Targeted gas: CO2 from energy use ?Implementation Period: The first preparation period (2010-2014) The second preparation period (2015-2019) ?Mandatory Reduction: Baseline emission x mandatory reduction rate x 5 (years) ?Baseline Emission is the average of any three consecutive years between 2002 and 2007) ?Mandatory reduction rate: 8% for offices and others, and 6% for factories. ?Ways to fulfill the obligation: -Independent efforts (e.g. replacing old equipments with more energy efficient ones). -Emission Trading (to buy the following through the trading) ?reduction exceeding the obligation ?Small and midsize business credit in Tokyo. ?Renewable energy credit ?Outside-of-Tokyo credit (emission reduction from outside of Tokyo) ?Penalties: In case of failing to fulfill the obligation, the entity is required to reduce 130% of the shortfall, and there will be penalties for violation of the order. Start year 2010
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Adaptation actions

Comprehensive Climate Change Impact-Evaluation Studies
In collaboration with the Japanese national government and national Environmental Studies statutes—has been carrying out comprehensive impact evaluation studies on climate change in Tokyo over a four-year period, 2009- 2012. Adaptation measures will be adopted based on study findings. Start year 2013
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Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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