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Japan welcomes US return to the Paris Agreement 

US President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced America’s return to the international Paris Agreement to fight climate change. (AFP)
US President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced America’s return to the international Paris Agreement to fight climate change. (AFP)
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21 Jan 2021 01:01:14 GMT9
21 Jan 2021 01:01:14 GMT9

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TOKYO:  Japan welcomed the United States President Joe Biden’s announcement on America’s return to the international Paris Agreement to fight climate change Thursday and expressed hope that this will lead to the realization a carbon-neutral society. 

A statement by Foreign Minister MOTEGI Toshimitsu  said that Japan is aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero by 2050 and this policy goes in line with that of the US.

Climate change is an important challenge and the international community must show concerted efforts in tackling this as a global issue. In cooperation with the United States, including in the field of advanced technology, Japan will continue to lead the international community in order to realize a decarbonized society that the Paris Agreement aims for, Minister Motegi said.

In one of his first acts after being inaugurated Wednesday, US President Joe Biden announced America’s return to the international Paris Agreement to fight climate change, the centerpiece of a raft of day-one executive orders aimed at restoring US leadership in combating global warming.

US President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced America’s return to the international Paris Agreement to fight climate change, the centerpiece of a raft of day-one executive orders aimed at restoring US leadership in combating global warming.

Trump withdrew the US from the 2015 Paris deal late last year, arguing it was too costly to the US economy.

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