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Climate Change

Japan and EU to ally on aid for Asia decarbonization

Leading economies look to promote renewable energy in key region

The European Union has amassed expertise in renewable energy operations, such as this wind power park in France.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japan and the European Union will embark on an alliance to combat climate change, Nikkei has learned, helping emerging Asian economies reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

The two sides will work together to develop new technologies, while offering development assistance to encourage Southeast and South Asian countries that depend on coal-fired power plants to introduce renewable energy. Joint projects under the partnership are being finalized.

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