G8 business leaders meet in Tokyo on climate change

April 17th, 2008 - 2:33 pm ICT by admin  

Tokyo, April 17 (Xinhua) Business leaders from the Group of Eight countries held a one-day conference here Thursday to discuss industry’s role in fighting global warming. The meeting was convened to prepare proposals for the G-8 summit scheduled for July 7-9 in the Lake Toya resort of Hokkaido.

Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda urged the G-8 business leaders at the start of the meeting to cut carbon dioxide emissions.

“What is required of the business sector is to try to realise a low-carbon (emission) society, and close cooperation between the public and private sectors will be indispensable,” Fukuda was quoted by the local media as saying.

The G8 business chiefs are expected to release a statement and hold a joint press conference after the gathering.

It is the second such meeting of the G-8 since April 2007, when the leaders met ahead of a summit in Heiligendamm, Germany, in June that year.

The G-8 countries are Canada, France, Germany, Britain, Italy, Japan, Russia and the US.

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