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G-8 schedule released; meetings to include emerging economy heads

Leaders of major emitters of greenhouse gases will join those of the Group of Eight countries to discuss climate change on the final day of the G-8 meeting in Toyakocho, Hokkaido, sources said Monday.

The first day of the three-day meeting, which begins July 7, will focus on issues related to development in Africa. Representatives from South Africa, Nigeria and six other African nations will meet with G-8 leaders to discuss a number of issues including the U.N. Millennium goals on poverty eradication and how to provide effective assistance to Africa.

On the second day, G-8 leaders will discuss climate change, the global economy and regional issues, the sources said.

On the third day, the G-8 countries plus five emerging economies--China, India, Brazil, Mexico and South Africa--will be joined by the leaders of Australia, Indonesia and South Korea to discuss ways to fight climate change, according to the sources.
(Apr. 22, 2008)


Source: www.yomiuri.co.jp