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Asia shares a patchwork of climate goals: 5 things to know

Countries unite to reduce emissions but targets are difficult to compare

World leaders appear on a video screen during a virtual Climate Summit with world leaders in the East Room at the White House in Washington, April 23, 2021.    © Reuters

TOKYO -- As world leaders gathered for a virtual climate summit hosted by the U.S., Asian countries -- which account for more than half of global carbon dioxide emissions as a region -- expressed their commitments to fighting the existential threat of global warming, albeit in different ways.

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