As we enter the new year, Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Tetsuo Saito expressed his thoughts on land and transportation administration. He also talks about housing policies in the midst of the importance of a carbon-neutral and carbon-free society worldwide. In the era of change, difficult steering is required, and he strongly emphasized safety and security, and expressed his thoughts on how to deal with problems such as embankments that are greatly affected by disasters, secure stable timber, and secure leaders who support society.
–About energy-saving measures for houses, review of standards for wooden buildings, and efforts to secure stable timber
As Japan's forest resources are entering a full-scale utilization period, it is important to promote the use of wood in houses and buildings as a measure against greenhouse gas sinks toward the realization of a carbon-neutral and carbon-free society in 2050. We recognize that this is an issue.
Considering necessary measures including submission of related bills to the next Diet, based on the results of deliberation by the Social Infrastructure Development Council, regarding the ideal way of energy saving measures in the field of housing and buildings and rationalization of standards for wooden buildings. I will do it.