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What Should Japan's Emission Reduction Targets be for 2020?

In preparation for the Copenhagen meeting (COP15) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change at the end of 2009, Japan is currently engaged in debate about the country’s medium-term greenhouse gas emission reduction targets for the period 2013 to 2020. You can make your voice heard.

Thursday May 14, 2009
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After considering public opinion and various other views, Prime Minister Taro Aso will decide on the medium-term targets this June. While environmental NGOs are calling for major emission reductions, industry is making a strong appeal for targets that will not lead to big reductions. A large gap in their positions persists.

NGO Japan for Sustainability (JFS) is now asking people around the world for their comments, so that they can share them with Prime Minister Aso and the Japanese media.

You can make your voice heard and help influence the Japanese debate by using this form

Reply by the end of May 16, 2009 (JAPAN TIME!).

If you have any questions about this survey, please contact Japan for Sustainability.


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  1. Saturday May 16, 2009okinawa commenter says

    I thought Japan had some of the best emissions in the world for industrialized nations?

  2. Saturday May 16, 2009Kjeld Duits commenter says

    @okinawa: that is the image that Japan has been able to create thanks to the Kyoto Protocol. The truth is that Japanese emissions have gone up by some 7% since the Kyoto Protocol was decided on. They were supposed to have gone down…

  3. Saturday May 16, 2009Kjeld Duits commenter says

    What is really important, is that high emissions targets in Japan raise the bar for all other countries, improving the odds that targets that actually have an impact will be created.

  4. Saturday May 16, 2009Kjeld Duits commenter says

    @okinawa: I just noticed that you are okinawahdr. I love your work; have been a fan for ages!



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