The Japanese government announced this week it plans to issue new regulations for cleaning up toxic pollution around the world.
It’s one of several efforts to combat pollution in Japan, where the government has been dealing with the effects of decades of a massive buildup of CO2 emissions from the power plants that are polluting the air and water.
The government says the regulations will help protect the country’s natural environment.
The new regulations come after a long-term ban on CO2 production and the development of a vast network of underwater nuclear reactors.
The plants are in use by the government to provide electricity to about 10 million people.
The government says it wants to cut pollution by about 50 percent in the first two years of the rules, which go into effect in 2020.
The measures aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent by 2030.
The country is the world’s third largest emitter of CO 2 after China and the United States.
In addition to curbing pollution, the government is also working to protect the environment by removing hazardous waste and recycling the remaining coal, wood and other materials that are still in use.