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5 major Japanese firms launch coalition to combat global warming

Five major Japanese companies said Thursday they have jointly launched an organization to fight global warming by creating a sustainable low carbon society.

Aeon Co., the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Fujitsu Ltd., Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co. and Ricoh Co. have founded the Japan Climate Leader’s Partnership, or Japan-CLP, which they said supports the idea of halving global greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

The launching of the joint body, unique among Japanese businesses, comes ahead of a key UN climate change conference to be held in Copenhagen in December aimed at creating a global framework to replace the 1997 Kyoto Protocol on fighting global warming.

“We have founded Japan-CLP to urge the industrial community to develop a sound sense of urgency on the issue of climate change and to initiate more proactive actions, “the five companies said, adding Japan-CLP will provide support for “helping emissions to peak out at the earliest possible stage.”

“The transformation to a sustainable low-carbon society will also open up new business opportunities driven by appropriate policies and frameworks, and the proactive engagement of corporations,” they said in a statement.

TOKYO, July 30 KYODO

  • http://www.chris-ballard.blogspot.com/ Chris B

    China’s massive recent addition ,(and..Hello India!!) to Total Global carbon emissions which grows daily… makes that “Halving” seem difficult. If Japan itself could “Halve” it’s own emissions by 2050 that would sound a little less ridiculous than “Halving” on a Global scale.

  • http://www.chris-ballard.blogspot.com Chris B

    China’s massive recent addition ,(and..Hello India!!) to Total Global carbon emissions which grows daily… makes that “Halving” seem difficult. If Japan itself could “Halve” it’s own emissions by 2050 that would sound a little less ridiculous than “Halving” on a Global scale.

  • http://danielmardjuadi.gookiez.com/ daniel mardjuadi

    it`s a good step for make this world better…i`m aggree with this!

  • http://danielmardjuadi.gookiez.com daniel mardjuadi

    it`s a good step for make this world better…i`m aggree with this!