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  • Submitted by: Japan
  • Topic: Green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication
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  • Location: Japan
  • Date of completion: 1992
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  • This voluntary initiative came from Green economy policies, practices and initiatives
New Sunshine Program
Description/achievement of initiative

New Sunshine Program aims to develop the innovative technologies that could support the sustainable economical growth while solving energy and environmental issues.
Source: UNEP, 2008, Green Jobs: Towards decent work in a sustainable, low-carbon world

Japan's New Sunshine Program, established in 1992, sets renewable energy targets and leads to a net-metering law that requires utilities to purchase excess PV power. In 1994, Japan launched a Solar Roofs program to promote PV through low-interest loans, a comprehensive education and awareness program, and rebates for grid-connected residential systems in return for data about systems operations and output.

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