World Mayors Submit Policy Proposals to Japan's Abe

Politics

Tokyo, May 22 (Jiji Press)--A group of mayors around the world submitted policy proposals to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday, including measures to combat climate change.

The group, called Urban 20, wants the proposals to be reflected in discussions at a summit of the Group of 20 advanced and emerging economies in the western Japan city of Osaka in June. Abe will chair the meeting.

The proposals were handed to Abe by members of the group, including Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike and Berlin Mayor Michael Mueller.

Speaking to reporters later, Koike said Abe told the group that he will seriously consider the proposals as some of them overlap with key issues on the G-20 agenda.

In the proposals, the group calls for reducing greenhouse gas emissions to "net zero by 2050."

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