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The Global Warming Prevention Headquarters
A meeting of the Global Warming Prevention Headquarters was held at the Prime Minister's Official Residence.
At this meeting, a report was given on both the draft of the Kyoto Protocol Target Achievement Plan and the design of a logo for the national campaign to prevent global warming which were also approved. The draft of the Kyoto Protocol Target Achievement Plan aims to realize a long-term and sustainable reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and change the modality of the Japanese economy and society in order to establish a "society that exits from inducing global warming," through putting in efforts to achieve the target greenhouse gas emission reduction of "6 percent below the 1990 level" as stipulated in the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
The Headquarters has also designed a logo for the national campaign for global warming prevention to gain the understanding of the people and to disseminate and provide information in a comprehensible manner that will lead to actual acts of global warming prevention, as well as for the people to have a sense of feeling that they are working together on these projects of global warming prevention.
In closing the meeting, Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi said, "Although it is no easy task to achieve the reduction target of 6 percent, I intend for Japan to take the lead in advancing efforts to achieve the reduction targets," and continued that "In the summer, I will ask all ministers to take initiative and implement the practice of 'no ties, no jacket."