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Climate change could result in energy sector job boom

In the discussion around climate policies, there has always been the question of what happens to the thousands of people employed by fossil fuel reliant sectors. Fossil fuel exporting nations are likely to feel impact on jobs if stronger climate policy is implemented. A new study published by One Earth journal suggests that working towards keeping global temperature rises below 2 degrees Celsius could create a global jobs boom for the energy sector, according to new research.
Innovation

Blue ammonia could play pivotal role in a clean energy transition

Blue ammonia, according to the latest findings by the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF), has the potential to be a prominent contributor to a clean energy transition.
IAEA

IAEA reviews Japan’s water storage proposal for nuclear plant

IAEA welcomes Japan's plan on how to dispose of large amounts of treated water stored at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station.
Coal

Coal power generation is booming in China and Japan

Japan and China are becoming the drivers of new coal-fired capacity worldwide, according to a new report by various environmental advocacy groups.

Japan launches the largest-class hydrogen production unit

A Japanese consortium has launched the Fukushima Hydrogen Energy Research Field (FH2R), a renewable energy-powered 10MW-class hydrogen production unit, the largest-class in the world.

Japan: Toyota unveils plans for ‘city of the future’

Toyota Motor Corporation has revealed plans to build a prototype 'city' of the future on a 175-acre site at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan-the Woven City.
Low-carbon economy

AfDB, Japan to promote sustainability bond markets in Africa

The African Development Bank and Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund have signed a partnership to promote environmental, social and governance investments in the global capital markets.

Elumelu dares Japan to invest more in Africa

African investor Tony O. Elumelu has challenged Japan to invest 5% of its $50 billion commitment to Africa in empowering African entrepreneurs.

AfDB visits Japan to continue dialogue between leaders

A high-level AfDB delegation is set to join global leaders at the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development, TICAD7 this week.
africa

Japan and Austria support NDCs of African countries

The governments of Japan and Austria have approved a $1 million fund to the role of the private sector in the NDCs of African countries.

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