Japan's climate ambition eclipses EU, study finds

The only developed country to have pledged to cut carbon emissions in line with recommendations from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is Japan, with its minus 25% commitment by 2020 compared with 1990 levels, a new study has found.

The analysis by environmental consultancy Ecofys was commissioned by the Green/EFA group in the European Parliament. It calculates the emissions reductions industrialised countries must make in order to achieve the overall 25-40% cut that the IPCC says is needed to limit the global temperature rise to 2°C.

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