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Japan will find it difficult to achieve Kyoto goals
Though work is already under way on setting midterm greenhouse gas reduction goals under a post-Kyoto Protocol framework, Japan may find it difficult to fulfill its goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 6 percent from 1990 levels under the treaty.
In fiscal 2007, the nation's greenhouse gas emissions reached a record high of 1.37 billion tons in preliminary figures--up 8.7 percent from fiscal 1990.
Because the Kyoto Protocol obliges Japan to achieve the 6-percent target in five years starting in fiscal 2008, the figure recorded in fiscal 2007 does not count. However, some …