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KOBE — A two-day environmental conference for the Asia-Pacific region ended late Sept. 8 after an appeal was made to advanced countries to take initiatives in substantially reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

The special chairman’s appeal, adopted by the sixth Environment Congress for Asia and the Pacific, also called on advanced countries to transfer climate-friendly technology and provide financial resources to support developing countries’ efforts to mitigate global warming. The environment congress was intended as preparation to help the Kyoto United Nations global warming conference, scheduled for December.

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