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U.N. climate fund gears up to deploy cash after Japan signs $1.5 bil pledge(Japan Today)

U.N. climate fund gears up to deploy cash after Japan signs $1.5 bil pledge(Japan Today)

BARCELONA —The U.N.‘s Green Climate Fund can start deciding where to deploy its cash following the signing of an agreement with the Japanese government that means it will have enough money to begin operating. … Read entire article »

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Tesla to open 7 new service centers in Japan by end of 2015: CEO Musk(Kyodo)

Tesla to open 7 new service centers in Japan by end of 2015: CEO Musk(Kyodo)

PALO ALTO, California (Kyodo) — U.S. electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors Inc. will open seven new service centers in Japan by the end of the year to boost sales in the country that currently has only one such facility in Yokohama, CEO Elon Musk told Kyodo News in a recent interview. … Read entire article »

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Japan looks to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 25%(Mainichi)

Japan looks to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 25%(Mainichi)

TOKYO (Kyodo) — Japan is planning to set a target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 25 percent by fiscal 2030 as part of efforts to reach a new international agreement to tackle climate change at the end of the year, government sources said Friday. … Read entire article »

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If target confirmed, Japan would join Russia with an “inadequate” climate pledge, putting world on path to 3–4°C warming(Climate Action Tracker)

If target confirmed, Japan would join Russia with an “inadequate” climate pledge, putting world on path to 3–4°C warming(Climate Action Tracker)

Japan could be able to meet its (as yet unofficial) 2030 emissions reduction target of 20% below 2013 levels by 2030 without having to implement any new policies, the Climate Action Tracker said today. … Read entire article »

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Japan’s CO2 emissions 2nd highest on record in fiscal 2014(Japan Today)

Japan’s CO2 emissions 2nd highest on record in fiscal 2014(Japan Today)

TOKYO —Japan’s greenhouse-gas emissions rose to the second-highest on record in the year ended March 2014, revised government figures showed on Tuesday, reflecting a rise in coal-fired power after the indefinite closure of nuclear power plants. … Read entire article »

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Inaugural ADB Green Bond to Drive More Funds to Climate Change Projects(ADB)

Inaugural ADB Green Bond to Drive More Funds to Climate Change Projects(ADB)

MANILA, PHILIPPINES  — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has raised $500 million from an inaugural green bond issue, aimed at channeling more investor funds to ADB projects that promote low-carbon and climate-resilient economic growth and development in developing Asia.  … Read entire article »

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