U.N. Climate Panel Kicks Off General Meeting in Kyoto

Politics

Kyoto, May 8 (Jiji Press)--A U.N. climate panel kicked off a general meeting in Kyoto, western Japan, on Wednesday to discuss methods of more accurately calculating countries' greenhouse gas emissions.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which comprises experts, will release a report featuring such methods on Monday.

Japan aims to demonstrate its efforts to combat climate change, in the run-up to the summit of the Group of 20 advanced and emerging economies in Osaka, near Kyoto, on June 28-29.

At the start of the 49th IPCC session, Hoesung Lee, chair of the panel, said that the new report is expected to help improve the transparency of the ways of calculating emissions.

In a video message, Japanese Environment Minister Yoshiaki Harada underscored the country's determination to support the IPCC's activities and lead the global efforts for decarbonization by utilizing its advanced technologies and scientific knowledge.

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