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History of the Asia-Pacific Seminar on Cliamte Change

By convening the Asia-Pacific Seminar on Climate Change, the Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MOEJ) has been supporting the regional efforts to address climate change and to promote awareness and exchange experience on the issues among the countries of the Asian and Pacific region. During the seminars, significant progress has been achieved through the adoption and implementation of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol.

Many countries in the Asia-Pacific region, both at a national and international level, have made substantial efforts to address climate change in many ways. The Asia-Pacific Seminar offers an opportunity to discuss these achievements at a regional level, and increase awareness and understanding of the lessons they offer as countries continue to develop their responses to climate change.

The Seminar also served as a unique vehicle for the countries of the Asia-Pacific region, as well as international organizations working in the region, to share information and build relationships in an informal working environment. In addition to informative presentations, the seminar promotes dialogues between participants, which provides opportunities for learning from the experiences of others, and contributes to the common base for international and regional cooperation.