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Japan declares climate emergency, govt sets zero emissions goal

Nov 19, 2020 21:21 IST

Japanese lawmakers on Thursday declared a climate emergency in a symbolic vote aimed at increasing pressure for action to combat global warming. With the vote, Japan – the world’s fifth-biggest carbon emitter – joins fellow Group of Seven members Britain, Canada and France in similar resolutions, as well as the European Union. Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga last month announced Japan would aim to cut greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050.

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