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Japan Backs Off From Emissions Targets, Citing Fukushima Disaster

Date: November 15, 2013
Authors: Hiroko Tabuchi and David Jolly
QUOTE: Japan took a major step back on Friday from earlier pledges to slash its greenhouse gas emissions, saying a shutdown of its nuclear power plants in the wake of the Fukushima disaster had made previous targets unattainable. The announcement cast a shadow over international talks underway in Warsaw aimed at fashioning a new global pact to address the threats of a changing climate.

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