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"Asia-Pacific Consultations on Climate Regime Beyond 2012 - East Asia" Held in Beijing

July 7, 2006

To promote new and constructive thinking in the Asia-Pacific region on future actions against climate change beyond 2012, and to contribute to the shaping of a future climate regime that adequately reflects the concerns and developmental aspirations of countries in the region, the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) has launched, under contract with the Ministry of the Environment of Japan, a series of informal consultations. The first of the series was held in Beijing, China on July 3 and 4, with the cooperation of the Energy Research Institute (ERI) of China.

Over 60 participants, including policy makers, industry representatives, researchers, and NGOs, from China, Korea, Mongolia and Japan had an active discussion on various topics relating to the climate regime beyond 2012 and sustainable development.

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