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Japan Sets Long-Term Goals for Emission Reductions

12:39 PM MDT | June 23, 2008 | Deepti Ramesh

Japan aims to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 60%-80% from current levels by 2050 and will launch an experimental carbon trading market this fall, Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda says. Fukuda: Must have low-carbon society. The aim of the emission cuts is “to bring about a low-carbon society,” Fukuda says. “Japan, as one of the countries which has achieved development prior to others, should bear a heavier responsibility in this struggle to save our planet,” he says. The Japanese target exceeds that of the European Union (EU)...

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