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Climate Change

Suga embarks on 'green' diplomacy, starting with US climate summit

Prime minister looks to Biden initiative to spur CO2 emissions cuts

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga hopes the climate summit that U.S. President-elect Joe Biden is planning will serve to galvanize his cabinet around new targets for cutting Japanese emissions. (Source photos by Reuters)

TOKYO -- Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga will consider attending a global climate summit proposed by U.S. President-elect Joe Biden, part of a push to bring likeminded nations in line with Japan's goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2050.

Suga will seek to work with the U.S. and Europe while pursuing dialogue with China, the world's largest emitter of greenhouse gases, which President Xi Jinping has pledged to make carbon neutral before 2060.

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