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Japan Criticized Over 2020 Emission-Reduction Target

8:44 AM MDT | June 29, 2009 | DEEPTI RAMESH

Japanese prime minister Taro Aso announced earlier this month that Japan would aim to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 15% by 2020 compared with 2005 levels, or 8% by 2020 compared with 1990 levels. Other nations and environmental groups criticized Japan’s emission-reduction target as insufficient, however. “Japan’s aim is far from what is required to stop dangerous climate change,” Greenpeace says. Chinese officials say that Japan, as a developed country, ought to set a more ambitious emission-reduction target. “I do not...

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