04 Apr '11, 5am

Japan may review its pledge to reduce emissions by 2020 in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear crisis

Japan may review its pledge to reduce emissions by 2020 in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear crisis

Japan's Prime Minister walks past his spokesperson and Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano. Mr Edano said the Japanese government has yet to decide whether to review its goals for cutting greenhouse gases. -- PHOTO: AP TOKYO - JAPAN may review its emission reduction pledge for 2020 after a massive quake and tsunami last month set off a crisis at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, Japanese media quoted a senior environment ministry official as saying. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano later said the government has yet to decide whether to review its goals for cutting greenhouse gases, as it still needs to understand the overall impact of the nuclear crisis and the prospects for post-quake reconstruction. Japan's atomic crisis after the March 11 quake and tsunami has stretched to more than three weeks with engineers struggling to cool down the troubled nuclear plant in Fuk...

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