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Japan proposes for 3.1 percent increase in emission level

Washington, Nov 15 : Japan announced its new 2020 emissions reduction target at the UN climate negotiations in Poland.


While parties are negotiating to raise the level of ambition during this year's meeting, Japan has now abandoned their 25 percent reduction target from 1990, and proposed 3.1 percent increase compared to 1990 levels.

"It should be a joke. Otherwise, it is outrageous. This will have a serious and negative impact on the negotiations and a direct insult to all those suffering from climate impacts," Sanjay Vashist, Director of Climate Action Network South Asia, said.

Sanjay Vashist said, "Japan does not seem to understand the agenda of the negotiations. We were expecting more from the world's third largest economic country. But instead they are racing to the bottom.

"The science on climate change is clear. There are strong pleas from many vulnerable countries to developed countries, including Japan, to take strong mitigation actions. How can Japan be so irresponsible to the seriousness of climate change?" he said.

To abandon the 25 percent emission reduction target and put forward a target with increased emissions is a betrayal to the international community.

Vashist further said, "As global civil society, the target is unacceptable for the people living in the vulnerable countries and for future generations. They should reconsider and resubmit an ambitious emission reduction target."

According to Japanese Climate Action Network spokesperson, Kimiko Hirata, "Stopping nuclear power is not a legitimate reason for lowering their target. There are countries putting ambitious targets shifting their energy source from nuclear to renewables."

--ANI (Posted on 15-11-2013)

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