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Result of The 4th Ministerial Meeting of the Gleneagles Dialogue on Climate Change, Clean Energy and Sustainable Development

April 1, 2008

logo 4th Ministerial Meeting of the Gleneagles Dialogue on Climate Change, Clean Energy and Sustainable Development to be held March 14-16 2008 in Chiba, Japan.

What is Gleneagles Dialogue?

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G20 is officially referred to as "The 4th Ministerial Meeting of G8 Gleneagles Dialogue on Climate Change, Clean Energy and Sustainable DevelopmentE and was set up as a result of an agreement at the Gleneagles G8 Summit held in the United Kingdom in 2005. At G20, issues such as global warming and climate change will be discussed by environment and energy ministers of the world'0 major greenhouse gas emitting nations as well as representatives from relevant international organizations, industries, NGOs and NPOs.

Further, the results of the G20 dialogue will be reported on at the Hokkaido Toyako Summit.

OUTLINE

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  • (1) Dates: March 14 (Fri)-16 (Sun), 2008
  • (2) Venue: Makuhari Messe International Conference Hall, Chiba, Japan
  • (3) Hosted by: Ministry of the Environment, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

Consideration of the Environment

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The conference will be run with as much attention paid as possible to environmental concerns, including the purchase of tradable green certificates and the utilization of automotive fuel cells. We will also employ carbon offsetting in order to mitigate the amount of greenhouse gas that ends up being emitted.

Characteristics of Gleneagles Dialogue

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  • The 20 major greenhouse gas emitting countries will be present.
    (The 20 biggest greenhouse gas emitting countries emit approximately 80% of the global total.)
  • This Dialogue will include countries that have not assumed or undertaken any emission reduction obligations within the existing framework, such as China and the United States.
  • This Dialogue will constitute a forum for frank exchange of opinions and views at the Ministerial level in the form of dialogue rather than negotiation.

Result of the dialogue
See press release on 17 March 2008,and Chairs' Conclusions is here.

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