'Japan plans $16 bn aid package for greenhouse-gas cuts'

November 12, 2013
A photovoltaic power plant built with a donation from Japan in Diriamba, Nicaragua is pictured on February 21, 2013

Japan's public and private sectors will supply an aid package worth $16 billion over three years to help developing nations cut greenhouse-gas emissions, a report said Tuesday, as climate talks get underway in Warsaw.

The contribution would account for over 40 percent of the $35 billion that developing nations were expected to ask for to battle climate change, Japan's leading Nikkei business daily reported, without citing sources.

It added that Japan's contribution was expected to be approved by Tokyo on Friday and would then be announced at the UN conference in Poland, which started Monday.

The Nikkei report offered few specific details but said the package would include supplying so-called green technologies developed by Japanese firms including , fuel-cell vehicles and high-tech housing insulation, the Nikkei report said.

Japan also plans to launch a satellite in 2017 to monitor , it said, adding that Tokyo would announce its new targets at the talks.

Explore further: Warsaw climate meet must measure rich lands' emissions

Related Stories

Two-degree global warming limit 'ever more elusive': UN

November 5, 2013

The chance of limiting global temperature increases to two degrees Celsius this century are swiftly diminishing, a new United Nations report warned Tuesday, ahead of the body's annual climate talks next week.

Japan manufacturers make big emissions cuts

January 27, 2013

Japan's big manufacturers reduced greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 15 percent annually on average over the past five years compared to 1990, according to a survey published in the Nikkei daily.

Recommended for you

Scientists solve mystery of unexplained 'bright nights'

June 21, 2017

Dating back to the first century, scientists, philosophers and reporters have noted the occasional occurrence of "bright nights," when an unexplained glow in the night sky lets observers see distant mountains, read a newspaper ...

New research leverages big data to predict severe weather

June 21, 2017

Every year, severe weather endangers millions of people and causes billions of dollars in damage worldwide. But new research from Penn State's College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) and AccuWeather has found ...

Measuring biological dust in the wind

June 21, 2017

In the popular children's story "Horton Hears a Who!" author Dr. Seuss tells of a gentle and protective elephant who stumbles upon a speck of dust that harbors a community of microscopic creatures called the Whos living the ...

0 comments

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.