Leaders of the 21-member Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, meeting in Honolulu, agreed to take steps aimed at increasing job creation and economic growth. As part of their commitment to promoting a green economy, the APEC leaders agreed to support sustainable growth and create green jobs by developing a list of environmental goods on which APEC economies will reduce applied tariffs to 5 percent or less by 2015.
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United States President Barack Obama (C)and world leaders during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) family photo in Honolulu, Hawaii on Sunday, November 13, 2011. (L-R, first row) Indonesian President Susilo Bambang, Chinese President Hu Jintao, Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, Obama, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, Chile's President Sebastián Piñera, Hong Kong Chief Executive Donald Tsang. (from L-R, second row) Thai Deputy Prime Minister Kittirat Na-Ranong, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Peru President Ollanta Humala, New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister Bill English, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak, Mexican Trade Minister Bruno Ferrari, Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill, Philippine President Benigno Aquino, Taiwan's special envoy Lien Chan, and Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang. UPI/Kent Nishimura/Pool
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