9/21/09 – Japan to Propose Green Technology, Funding-Minister

September 21, 2009 at 7:46 am 1 comment

So, I’d feel pretty darn confident in myself in saying that you are all aware of global warming and the possible dangers that lie ahead if we don’t do something about it.  Well, with mankind’s advancements in different fields of technology, we are joining together to protect our planet.  From the multiplying number of hybrids I see on the road to recycling and even to getting reusable bags for grocery shopping, we are most certainly getting on the right track.

Even though we are doing what we can to battle the climate changes that have been realized these past years, it’s a difficult and very expensive process where many people in different countries can’t join in because of how costly it is.

With Japan’s new government going into office just last week, one of Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama’s premier plans of action is to reveal a strategy at the U.N. meeting this week that will help support developing countries technology and funding to fight climate change.  By focusing on the rewards that come from our efforts from making the changes, Hatoyama plans on persuading firms and those who are skeptical.

‘The Hatoyama Initiative’ as it’s referred to would provide financial and technological support to developing nations that are devoted and actively trying to reduce their emissions.  For starters, the Japanese government has released a few commercials encouraging and helping people within their country put up solar panels to use less electricity.

While the plans for helping countries are set in stone with The Hatoyama Initiative, there is going to be possible talk at the next U.N. meeting of an environment tax as aid to funding to help Japan itself reach its goal of lowering its emissions and helping other countries do the same.

It’s important that the government start to step in more in the fight against global warming.  Being the law of the land and having the ability to generate more funding and work with citizens to reduce emissions can help save our planet and unite the world in a fight against global warming.

Under The Hatoyama Initiative, the Prime Minister and his cabinet aim for a challenging 25% reduction in emissions by 2020.  Even if the goal is not reached, having a higher goal will lead to higher results with more effort put into reaching it.  Now, if Japan can unite the nations in the U.N. to follow the same or a similar process, think of the outcome we would see by the time our children have reached our current age.

Though the road to winning the clash we face against global warming may seem distant, the Japanese are among the first to start focusing this much attention on the issue and taking progressive steps to saving the planet.

Thanks for reading!  Don’t forget to get those points from the quiz on blackboard!  And feel free to check out the article.



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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Anonymous  |  September 23, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    Good article. I’m glade to hear that countries are starting to go green. The whole world needs to start taking this issue more seriously.


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