National / Politics Nov 18, 2015

Abe to attend U.N. climate summit Nov. 30 in Paris

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit France and Luxembourg from Nov. 29 to Dec. 2, attending a U.N. climate summit in Paris, the government said Wednesday. Abe will join the first day of the Nov. 30 to Dec. 11 U.N. climate talks in Paris, Chief ...

National Apr 10, 2014

Kiev races to use Kyoto pact cash

Ukraine, battling political crisis, is having to find ways to finish spending $800 million it earned through Kyoto Protocol emissions rights sales, after Japanese officials warned Kiev it had a year before Tokyo would demand its money back. Andriy Mokhnyk, Ukraine's incoming environment minister, said ...

Japan meets Kyoto goal via credit buys

National Nov 17, 2013

Japan meets Kyoto goal via credit buys

Japan says it has fulfilled its 1997 Kyoto Protocol obligations thanks to a plunge in greenhouse gas emissions during the global financial crisis and carbon credits bought overseas.

Warming bill to ax long-term emissions goal

National Mar 13, 2013

Warming bill to ax long-term emissions goal

In a move likely to draw the ire of environmentalists, revisions to Japan's climate change legislation will not set a long-term numerical target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, a document reveals.