Japan to sign global climate pact 'as soon as possible': minister

Japan to sign global climate pact 'as soon as possible': minister
 

Japan will seek to ratify the 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement to cut emissions and prevent climate change as soon as possible, after support from European nations sent the accord over an important threshold earlier this week.
"We would like to make our best efforts to complete ratification as soon as possible," Japanese environment minister Koichi Yamamoto told a news conference on Friday, adding the government will submit a ratification bill to parliament as early as Oct. 11.
However, approval may take weeks and if Japan misses the Nov. 4 implementation date for the... read more

 
7 October 2016 in World News, Views: 29
Source: Reuters
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