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Half of voters want G8 to lead on climate change

Half of voters want G8 to lead on climate change

More than 50 per cent of voters believe rich nations should take the lead in cutting greenhouse gas emissions, a new survey has found.

The poll for the Cabinet Office surveyed 1,837 people aged 20 and over between late May and early June 1st.

A third of the respondents said industrialised nations, including Japan, should lead efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions because they pumped out more emissions per capita than developing nations.

A fifth (22 per cent) said Japan, with its high energy saving technologies, should drastically cut emissions and lead the world's efforts.

A total of 29 per cent of interviewees said all nations should cut about the same amount of greenhouse gas emissions.


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