THE HAGUE – Japan was driven into a corner Thursday when its target to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide through the use of forests was largely rejected during an ongoing international conference to address climate change.
A proposal made by Jan Pronk, chairman of the sixth Conference of Parties to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, would allow up to 3 percent of a country’s carbon dioxide reductions to come from “sinks” — activities using ecosystems to absorb carbon dioxide.
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