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)