This report outlines a sectoral approach, agreement and mechanism (SAAM) for the mitigation of greenhouse gas
emissions in Japans iron and steel sector. It does so by first summarizing the stakeholder needs and desires that were taken into account to determine the practical and political suitability of various approaches. The report then reviews how technology
may develop and the financial impacts that a SAAM would have on the Japanese iron and steel sector. A detailed
description of the SAAM is then set out, and the interrelationships with other strategies to mitigate climate change explored. The report concludes with how the SAAM could be moved
towards implementation.