Japanese Ministry of Environment staff defend Cool Biz campaign

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Tokyo, May 9 (Jiji Press)–Jiji Ministry of Environment staff members on Monday showed the press their efforts to continue the “Cool Biz” workplace energy-saving campaign.

The ministry, the initiative’s flagship, hopes that many people’s participation in the campaign will help Japan achieve the government’s goal of effectively reducing the country’s greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050. .

The campaign calls on people to report to work in more business casual attire during the warmer months, to help set the temperature of air conditioners in offices to 28 degrees Celsius, which saves electricity .

Since the climate in Japan varies from place to place, the ministry has decided not to set a general period for the campaign this year.

Although it was cold and cloudy in Tokyo’s Kasumigaseki government district on Monday morning, ministry office workers promoting a low-carbon lifestyle were seen wearing either polo shirts or traditional short-sleeved shirts “kariyushi” from the southernmost prefecture of Okinawa in Japan.

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