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Energy tax based on CO2 emissions — Reduce emissions by 10% without negative economic impact

Practical first step in introducing carbon tax

 

2019/10/10

Greening the existing energy taxes, that is, switching to a carbon tax based on CO2 emissions, would reduce the total amount of energy-originated CO2 emissions by more than 10%. Reductions have no negative impact on overall economic growth. The impact on energy-intensive industries is inevitable, but it will have a positive impact on industries that are responsible for energy-saving equipment such as electric machines. In addition to reforming the economic structure by promoting digitization in May, JCER announced in a report that the government can realize “80% reduction of greenhouse gases by 2050” as an international commitment by introducing an environmental tax of 10,000 yen / ton – CO2. The greening of the existing energy tax system will be the first step in introducing a carbon tax to reduce CO2 by 80%, which is the 2050 target

2020/01/24

2060 Digital & Global Economy

Economic Forecast 2019-2060

Sumio SARUYAMAKengo TAHARA

2019/10/10

Energy tax based on CO2 emissions — Reduce emissions by 10% without negative economic impact

Practical first step in introducing carbon tax

Long-Term Forecast and Policy Proposal

2019/07/26

US and China Rival in GDP while Japan Ranks Fifth in 2060

Long-Term Economic Forecast 2019-2060

Sumio SARUYAMAKengo TAHARATatsuo KOBAYASHIKentaro INOMATAKazumasa IWATA

2019/05/27

60% reduction in Greenhouse Gas driven by Digital transformation of Economy

- 10,000-yen Carbon tax for an 80% Reduction by 2050
- Extensive Carbon Capture and Storage Necessary for Zero Emissions

Long-Term Forecast and Policy Proposal

2007/01/17

Demographic Change and the Asian Economy

Long-term Forecast of Global Economy and Population 2006-2050

2006-2050

Research Director:Takao KOMINE/ Assistant Director:Shigesaburo Kabe (Senior Economist)