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As Japan burns more coal, climate policies come under pressure

CLEAN POWER: Activists protesting against public money going to financing dirty energy in the COP20 grounds in Lima this month.


ONCE at the forefront of the fight against global warming, Japan is now facing calls from other big economies such as China to set fresh emissions targets as Tokyo increases its use of dirty coal energy to replace nuclear.

Japan is the world's fifth-biggest emitter of CO2,