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Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘Japan’

Copenhagen failure would be ‘suicide’: Maldives

Copenhagen failure would be ‘suicide’: Maldives

The president of the Maldives has warned that a failure to agree a deal on limiting greenhouse gas emissions in Copenhagen next month would be an act of “collective suicide”. “At the moment every country arrives at climate negotiations seeking to keep their own emissions as high as possible,” President Mohamed Nasheed said here. “This […]

Japan eyes solar station in space

Japan eyes solar station in space

It may sound like a sci-fi vision, but Japan’s space agency is dead serious: by 2030 it wants to collect solar power in space and zap it down to Earth, using laser beams or microwaves. The government has just picked a group of companies and a team of researchers tasked with turning the ambitious, multi-billion-dollar […]

Japan offers Indonesia $400m climate funding

Japan offers Indonesia $400m climate funding

New Japanese PM says financing to help developing nations tackle climate change is vital to any Copenhagen deal. Japanese officials said yesterday that they would offer a $400m (£244m) loan to Indonesia to help tackle global warming, as part of efforts to increase funding for clean technology and climate adaptation projects in developing economies. Reports […]

Budgeting Environmental Justice

Budgeting Environmental Justice

There is a consensus that industrialised nations are mainly responsible for the greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming. It should be equally clear that such responsibility should have political consequences. But it isn’t. One example: the government and legislature of the country that until recently was the biggest greenhouse gas emitter – the United […]

No change in Indian stand on climate change, says Jairam Ramesh

No change in Indian stand on climate change, says Jairam Ramesh

Under criticism for a new proposal that suggests a shift in India’s climate change policy, Jairam Ramesh, Minister of State (independent charge), Environment and Forests said a recent communication of his to the Prime Minister had been totally distorted. “India’s interests alone should drive the negotiations, and legally binding emission cuts and international verification [of […]

Japan’s Recession Brings Growing Interest In Fruit And Vegetables

Japan’s Recession Brings Growing Interest In Fruit And Vegetables

Eyes shut tight in concentration, a look of rapture playing over her face, the sommelier agonises over a complex bouquet that has an initial hit of blackberry, undertones of raspberry and a playful hint of apricot. She is, in fact, sniffing at a bowl of fruit. For Yuko, however, advanced fruit appreciation was not a […]

Japan’s Space Freighter in Orbit

Japan’s Space Freighter in Orbit

Japan has successfully launched its new space freighter from the Tanegashima base in the south of the country. The 16.5-tonne unmanned H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV) is on a mission to re-supply the space station. Its role is vitally important to the station project, which is set to lose the servicing capability of the US shuttle […]

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