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Japan Proposes Post-Kyoto Climate Change Strategy

June 6, 2007 | Deepti Ramesh

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe has proposed an international climate change initiative, dubbed Cool Earth 50, aimed at reducing worldwide greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by half by 2050. Japan will promote the initiative at the next G-8 summit, to be held in Germany this month, and at the G-8 summit in Japan next year. Cool Earth 50 could be the blueprint for the next major international climate change agreement, going beyond the Kyoto Protocol, which expires in 2012, Abe says. Abe: Establish a new framework. All major emitters would participate in Cool Earth...

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