Hatoyama pledges greenhouse gas emission cuts of 25% by 2020

2009-09-08 08:43 BJT

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Japan's next prime minister is pledging to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by 2020, including highlighting the importance of a fair and effective international framework to fight climate change.

Yukio Hatoyama urges all major nations to set ambitious goals in cutting greenhouse gases.

He says developing countries need to strive to cut emissions while achieving sustainable development and eliminating poverty under the principle of 'common but differentiated responsibilities,'" But he says developed nations, on the other hand, need to offer financial and technological support to developing countries to achieve their goals of emission cuts.

Editor: Zhang Pengfei | Source: CCTV.com