Japan signed a deal April 23 to help fast-growing India fight global warming as the two countries look ahead to a framework after the landmark Kyoto Protocol expires in 2012. Under the agreement, Japan will invest in India’s energy industry and transfer energy-saving technology. It comes two weeks after Japan sealed a similar agreement with China during a landmark visit by Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao. Meeting with Japanese Trade Minister Akira Amari, Montek Singh Ahluwalia, deputy chairman of the Planning Commission, said India “understands that global warming is a scientific fact backed by evidence.” (AFP)

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