Japan hints it could weaken emissions target

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As reports emerge that EU is preparing to fudge its climate funding commitment, Japanese officials signal they may water down emissions targets

Japan hinted late last week that it could water down its ambitious goal of cutting emissions 25 per cent by 2020 if attempts to agree an international climate change deal at the forthcoming Copenhagen...

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