IPCC Reports on Climate Change and Media : Comparing Media Coverage of IPCC AR4 and AR5
Japan government submitted 2020 Greenhouse gas reduction target (-3.8% compared to 2005) in November 29, 2013. The revised Basic Energy Plan was approved by the cabinet and released April 11, 2014, just after Japan government hosted IPCC WG2 general meeting on late March in Yokohama. This was followed by the Greenhouse gas reduction target for 2030 (-26% compared to 2013) in July 17, 2015, Interestingly, the Prime Minister Abe was governed both AR4 and AR5 were released. During this period, so called “Abenomics” was implemented and it seemed to be worked well. Unemployment rate had been improved.
We analyze the background of changes of these target level, Japanese economic situation, media coverage on climate change and public attitudes towards the climate change.