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Japan announces plans to contribute 500 million yen to fight global warming

  • November 14, 2017
  • , Asahi evening edition , p. 2
  • JMH Translation

Minister of the Environment Masaharu Nakagawa spoke to the press on the evening of Nov. 13 upon his arrival in Bonn, Germany, to attend the 23rd Conference of the Parties to the U.N. Convention on Climate Change (COP23). He discussed Japan’s plans to step up its international contribution to fight global warming and revealed that Japan will seek to host a general assembly meeting of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which is scheduled to be convened in May 2019. He also mentioned that Japan will contribute about 500 million yen to the “Global Environment Facility” fund to extend technical support to developing nations to help them measure greenhouse gas emissions. (Abridged)

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