Japan to Compile Climate Change Action Plan With Emission Target

Japan plans to compile an action program to tackle climate change with a new greenhouse gas emissions target.

The government aims to put together the action plan before U.N. climate talks to be held in Poland in November, Kentaro Doi, an official at the Ministry of the Environment in charge of climate change, said today.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government, which took power in late December, is currently reviewing energy and climate change policy.

The government will review the previous administration’s goal to cut greenhouse gas emissions 25 percent from 1990 levels by 2020, the government’s taskforce on climate change, said in a statement today.

The new action plan will map out measures to achieve a new emissions target, it said.

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