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Japan to build framework to help Asia reduce global warming impact

  • November 10, 2016
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 12:30 pm
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The Japanese government plans to build a framework by 2020 to help Asian countries reduce damage caused by global warming. It will use newly developed software to estimate the effects that warmer temperatures will have on people’s health, corporate activities and agriculture and forestry, and then share information and measures to minimize the impact. 

 

Japan will announce the plan at the 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change held in Morocco and begin negotiations with Asian countries.

 

At the meeting, measures to reduce the effects of global warming and to control greenhouse gas emissions are being discussed.

 

The Environment Ministry and the National Institute for Environmental Studies will jointly develop software to estimate damage caused by global warming, including torrential rain, drought and tidal waves. They plan to show its negative impacts in Asia, such as poor health caused by rising temperatures in urban areas and changes in rice yields, on a map and release information on a website.

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