Japan sets new emissions target in setback to UN treaty talks .

By steven d keeler | Nov 20, 2013


The new target effectively reverses course from the goal set four years ago by allowing a 3.1 per cent increase in emissions from 1990 levels rather than seeking a 25 per cent cut.

"This move by Japan could have a devastating impact on the tone of discussion here in Warsaw," Naoyuki Yamagishi, an official at WWF Japan, said in a statement at climate talks in Poland in anticipation of Japan's decision "It could further accelerate the race to the bottom among other developed countries when the world needs decisive and immediate actions to 'raise' ambition, not to 'lower' ambition."

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/environment/japan-sets-new-emissions-target-in-setback-to-un-treaty-talks-20131115-2xlzf.html#ixzz2lGAcaLI8


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