Japan to lead decarbonisation in Asia, says Japanese PM Kishida

AFP / Yuichi Yamazaki

Japan will play the leading role in decarbonization efforts in Asia, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida pledged Friday.

According to Jiji Press, the pledge was made at the 13th Asian Business Summit in Tokyo, which was held by the Japan Business Federation, Keidanren, and other Asian economic groups.

Kishida also disclosed a plan to hold the second summit of the Asia Zero Emission Community, launched at the prime minister's initiative last year to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels, in Laos this autumn.

He expressed eagerness to "establish a large decarbonization market in Asia and attract investments" through Asia. Zero Emission Community (AZEC) framework.

Kishida also vowed efforts to formulate international rules, saying that a framework will be established to make amounts of carbon dioxide emissions clearly visible to anyone.

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