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Photo Report (December, 2016)

The bilateral meeting with Republic of Costa Rica (December 6 -7, 2016)

State Minister Seki visited Republic of Costa Rica and had a bilateral talks with Mr. Gutiérrez, Minister of Environment and Energy of Costa Rica to exchange views on the results of the COP22, countermeasures against climate change and promotion of ecotourism. He also visited a National Wildlife Refuge.


  • The meeting with Gutiérrez, Minister of Environment and Energy

  • From left: Ambassador Shinohara, Minister Gutiérrez, State Minister Seki and Viceminister Cañas Días.

  • Visiting the Barra del Colorado National Wildlife Refuge

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The 13th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP13) (December 2 - 5, 2016)

State Minister Seki attended CBD COP13 in Cancun, Mexico. He committed acceleration of work by Japan to achieveing the Aichi Biodiversity Targets towards 2020 at the high-level segment, and made a statement on behalf of the Asia-Pacific region at the opening ceremony. He also had some bilaterial meetings with ministers/representatives of other parties and international organizations, and attended related events as well.


  • State Minister Seki attend the high-level segment of COP13

  • The bilaterial meeting with new Executive Secretary of the UNEP (right side)

  • The MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2016

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