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Public Comments Invited regarding the draft of the revision of 'Basic Policy for the Promotion of Contracts considering Reduction of Emissions of Greenhouse Gases and others by the State and Other Entities'

December 18, 2009

Under the Law concerning the Promotion of Contracts considering Reduction of Emissions of Greenhouse Gases and others by the State and Other Entities (the Green Contract Law), the state and other entities shall promote contracts considering reduction of emissions of greenhouse gases and others (green contracts) in accordance with the 'Basic Policy for the Promotion of Contracts considering Reduction of Emissions of Greenhouse Gases and others by the State and Other Entities' (the Basic Policy) when they conclude contracts.

Based on the article 5 of the Green Contract Law, the Minister of Environment makes the draft of the Basic Policy which prescribed the contents and the needed procedure when the state and other entities conclude green contracts. The Basic Policy would be revised when it is necessary. The MOE has created the investigative commissions by intellectuals from July, and it has discussed the revision of the Basic Policy.

The investigative commissions would write up the draft of the revision of the Basic Policy which includes new type of green contracts, the contracts of procurement of ship and vessel. Thus, MOE invites public comments regarding the draft of the revision of the Basic Policy. Comments will be accepted from December 18 to January 17, 2010.

Please note that all procedures related to this invitation for public comments will be conducted in Japanese, and comments should be submitted in Japanese.

For further information, please visit the MOE web page (in Japanese) (http://www.env.go.jp/info/iken.html)

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