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Subcommittee on global warming holds first meeting.

TOKYO, Aug. 23 Kyodo

(EDS: TO BE LED) A Central Environment Council subcommittee tasked with formulating a nationwide approach to realizing Japan's reduction target for greenhouse-gas emissions on Wednesday held its first meeting at the Environment Agency, officials of the subcommittee said.

The subcommittee will work to strengthen existing policies to prevent further global warming and discuss new policies being promoted while referring to measures taken by other countries, the officials said.

Japan is required to cut its emission of greenhouse gases including carbon dioxide by an average of 6% from 1990 levels between 2008 and 2012 under the 1997 Kyoto Protocol.

The Central Environment Council is an advisory panel to the director general of the Environment Agency.
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Date:Aug 28, 2000
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