• Kyodo


Japan scored 19 points in terms of dishonorable awards given to countries reluctant to combat global warming during the two-week U.N. climate conference in Poznan, Poland, that ended Saturday, the second-highest after Canada.

In presenting the first prize of the Fossil-of-the-day Awards for Friday to Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand and Russia, the Climate Action Network — which groups more than 400 nongovernmental organizations worldwide — slammed the countries for blocking the developed world from setting ambitious 2020 targets to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

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