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Japan to Develop Carbon Footprint Program

10:50 AM MDT | June 20, 2008 | Deepti Ramesh

The Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI; Tokyo) says it has organized a study group to decide the kind of carbon footprint program Japan should develop for future implementation and promotion. The study group, which conducted its first meeting this week, is part of the government's efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, METI says. Under a carbon footprint program, products will carry a label indicating carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions generated throughout their lifecycles, METI says. The study group will discuss basic concepts regarding the carbon...

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