Japan to offer $10 Billion to fight global warming

December 15, 2009 at 2:52 PM Leave a comment

Japan will offer $10 billion in aid over three years to 2012 to help developing countries fight global warming, including steps to protect biodiversity, a Japanese newspaper said on Tuesday.

Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama will unveil the aid offer on December 18 when he attends a U.N. climate conference in Copenhagen, the Tokyo Shimbun daily reported.

A pledge of funds from rich countries to help poorer ones fight global warming will be a key ingredient for any climate change deal in Copenhagen, where talks slowed on Monday due to a protest by African nations accusing rich countries of doing too little to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

The European Union has promised around $3.5 billion a year for three years as its contribution to a start-up fund that could eventually grow to $100 billion or more annually. The United States says it will do its fair share but has not yet promised anything beyond $1.2 billion for this year.

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