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Japan's next PM vows 25 percent greenhouse gas cut by 2020

world Updated: Sep 07, 2009 11:17 IST
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Japan's next prime minister, Yukio Hatoyama, said on Monday his incoming centre-left government would pursue a greenhouse gas reduction target of 25 percent from 1990 levels by 2020.

"As a mid-term goal, we aim at a 25 percent reduction by 2020 from 1990, based on the levels demanded by science to stop global warming," said Hatoyama, who is due to take over as prime minister on September 16.

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