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Photo Report (March, 2014)

"Fun to Share" Kick-off Event (March 26th, 2014)

The kick-off event for a climate change campaign to realize a low-carbon society, "Fun to Share," was attended by Minister Mr. Ishihara and Senior Vice-Minister Mr. Kitagawa. This new campaign aims not only to build a low-carbon society but also to share emission reduction technology and efforts and to enjoy the process.


  • Kick-off declaration of the "Fun to Share" campaign

  • Group photo of campaign advocates representing various sectors

  • Message of encouragement for advocacy statements

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Opening Ceremony of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 38th Plenary Session (March 25th, 2014)

The first IPCC Plenary Session to take place in Japan was attended by about 500 government representatives from 110 countries. In the session, participants discussed and approved a report identifying eight major risks posed by climate change (e.g. sea level rising).


  • The opening ceremony

  • Minister of the Environment Mr. Ishihara, IPCC Chairman Dr. Pachauri, and IPCC WGII Co-chair Dr. Field

  • Opening statement as a host country of the session delivered by Minister Mr. Ishihara

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Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 38th Plenary Session Reception (March 25th, 2014)

The reception for the 38th IPCC Plenary Session was held in the City of Yokohama. Parliamentary Senior-Vice Minister of the Environment Mr. Kitagawa and Parliamentary Vice-Minister of the Environment Mr. Makihara gave their remarks and exchanged views with attendees including IPCC Chairman Dr. Pachauri and Co-Chairs of Working Group II.


  • A view of the lively reception hall

  • Parliamentary Senior-Vice Minister Mr. Kitagawa giving his opening remarks

  • Parliamentary Vice-Minister Mr. Makihara with WGII Co-Chair Dr. Field

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