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26 December, 2018

Kansai Economic Federation Releases Written Opinion on Energy and Environmental Policy, Urging Maximum Use of Nuclear Energy

On December 13, the Kansai Economic Federation (Kankeiren) released a written opinion on issues of energy and environmental policy toward realizing an economy and society emitting fewer global-warming gases.

It focuses primarily on three basics: Adhering to the principle of S+3E (safety plus the conventional three E’s of energy security, economy and environmental protection). Achieving both environmental protection and economic growth. Contributing, as part of the business world, to a global virtuous circle. The Japanese government is currently discussing the issuance of a long-term strategy under the Paris Agreement—in the form of a growth strategy—for realizing an economy and society characterized by low emissions of greenhouse gases. According to the released opinion, to protect the environment while achieving economic growth, it is especially important to carry out such activities as (1) recognizing innovation, (2) green financing (the flow of funds promoting both environm...more
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