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¥10million on the table to curb greenhouse gases

September 2005

Japan's environment ministry is to fund projects proposed by community groups to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. The ministry insists it must be possible to calculate the reduction and says the projects have to involve energy efficiency or alternative energy sources.

Every project will receive a subsidy up to ¥10million ($91,000, £50,000) and the results will be assessed by the ministry and the Japan Centre for Climate Change Actions.

The ministry will compile a manual of successful projects in the hope of encouraging others to follow suit. One of the conditions for acceptance is that the project can be applied to other communities.

NB the second url below links to a website in Japanese

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