October 9, 2008

Green Japan preview

Here is a sneak peek of my incoming article "Green Chemicals Movement in Japan" for ICIS Chemical Business' October 27 issue.

This is an excerpt of my interview with Junko Edahiro, co-founder and co-chief executive of the non-profit group Japan for Sustainability (JFS).

JAPAN MIGHT be considered one the greenest industrialized countries in the world (if not the greenest), but nonprofit group Japan for Sustainability (JFS) thinks there is still room for improvement, especially in the country’s manufacturing and energy sectors.

JFS co-founder and co-chief executive Junko Edahiro points out that the Voluntary Action Plan initiated by Japan Business Federation Nippon Keidanren in 1997 has not really been effective in lowering greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

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