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.
United States President Barack Obama answers questions at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) CEO Summit at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel in Honolulu, Hawaii on Saturday, November 12, 2011. UPI/Kent Nishimura
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