DDP Transport – Japan

Pathways to deep decarbonization of the passenger transport sector in Japan

The passenger transport sector accounted for 12% of Japan’s CO2 emissions in 2010. Two Deep Decarbonization Pathways are structured to investigate the way in which different technical and social transformations can reduce the transport-related energy use and GHG emissions. An advanced technological (AdvancedTech) scenario focuses mainly on the technological innovations and transformations in the transport and energy sector, but does not give consideration to social and behavioural factors. On the other hand, the balanced scenario is structured with the objective of developing a long-term strategy to achieve a drastic GHG emission reduction in transport sector by means of a balanced behavioural and technological changes.