• Kyodo News


A multilateral forum on climate change is set to call for a 50 percent reduction in global emissions by 2050, with industrialized nations reducing their air pollution by at least 80 percent, according to a draft of its declaration.

The draft, to be adopted at the summit of the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate on the sidelines of the Group of Eight summit this week in Italy, notes that it is “aware of the broad scientific view that the increase in global average temperature above preindustrial levels ought not to exceed 2 degrees.”

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