• Kyodo


Ahead of next month’s key U.N. conference on climate change, the government plans to unveil a new aid plan that would boost Japan’s financial contributions to help developing nations fight global warming, Environment Minister Sakihito Ozawa said.

After the first day of a two-day ministerial meeting held in Copenhagen to prepare for next month’s conference, known as COP15, Ozawa stressed Monday that the government is considering an aid plan under the “Hatoyama Initiative” that will be repackaged with the previous administration’s assistance.

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