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Photo Report (September, 2014)

Mr. Yoshio Mochizuki, Minister of the Environment, attended a side event of UN General Assembly on the Minamata Convention on Mercury. (September 24th, 2014)

Minister of the Environment, Mr. Mochizuki, attended the side event of UN General Assembly, "Minamata Convention on Mercury: Towards its early entry into force and effective implementation." Minister expressed that, as presidency of the Diplomatic Conference, Japan will promote world-leading implementation measures of the Convention and support developing countries with Japan's advanced technologies.


  • Opening remarks by Minister Mochizuki

  • Minister Mochizuki congratulates the representatives of signatory countries.

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Mr. Yoshio Mochizuki, Minister of the Environment, attended the UN Climate Summit. (September 23rd, 2014)

Minister of the environment, Mr. Mochizuki attended the UN Climate Summit and also held bilateral meetings with ministers to exchange views toward construction of the new international framework on climate change.


  • A scene in the conference hall

  • Meeting with Mr. Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, Minister of the Environment of the Republic of Peru

  • Meeting with Mr. Yoon Seongkyu, Minister of Environment of the Republic of Korea

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Mr. Yoshio Mochizuki, Minister of the Environment, attended the MEF and the CCAC High-Level Assembly. (September 22nd, 2014)

Minister of the Environment, Mr. Yoshio Mochizuki, attended the Twentieth Major Economies Forum (MEF) on Energy and Climate, and the Fifth High-Level Assembly of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC).


  • Minister Mochizuki makes a proposal for the construction of the new international framework on the climate change in the MEF.

  • Minister Mochizuki transmits Japan's efforts at the CCAC High-Level Assembly .

  • Bilateral dialogue with Mr. Edward Davey, UK Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change

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