Tokyo to become carbon-free on 4 days during 2020 Games
Jiji -- Oct 24
Visiting Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike on Monday announced a plan to make the Japanese capital free of carbon dioxide emissions during the opening and closing days of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.

Tokyo will offset CO2 emissions from the capital during the four days with donated credits acquired through the cap-and-trade program for big companies that the metropolitan government launched in fiscal 2010, she said.

In 2020, the Olympics will be held between July 24 and Aug. 9, and the Paralympics between Aug. 25 and Sept. 6. The CO2 emissions from Tokyo during the four days are seen totaling 720,000 tons.

At a press conference, Koike said Tokyo will show the world its efforts toward a sustainable city through the project.

News source: Jiji
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