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Kishida Pledges $10bn for Climate: Japan Times

Japanese PM tells Glasgow summit his government will “undertake efforts toward net zero emissions” in Asia, which he hailed as “the engine of global economic growth”

Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida
Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida speaks during the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow. Photo: Reuters.


Japanese prime minister Fumio Kishida has pledged up to $10 billion in funds over five years to assist Asia along the path to zero carbon emissions, The Japan Times reported.

The newly elected Kishida is seeking to show leadership in efforts to curb global warming on his debut on the world stage at the COP26 climate conference.

“Japan will press onward to undertake efforts toward net zero emissions in Asia, the engine of global economic growth,” Kishida said in Glasgow.

Read the full report: The Japan Times




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George Russell is a freelance writer and editor based in Hong Kong who has lived in Asia since 1996. His work has been published in the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, New York Post, Variety, Forbes and the South China Morning Post.


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