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Pacific Rim ministers vowed to promote “green” economic growth by setting a goal to boost energy efficiency in the region as they wrapped up their two-day meeting in Honolulu on Friday.

The trade and foreign ministers of the 21-member Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum agreed to reduce the “energy intensity” of each economy by at least 45 percent by 2035, using 2005 as the base year.

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