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"Asia-Pacific Consultations on Climate Regime Beyond 2012 - South Asia" Held in Delhi

August 21, 2006

To promote new and constructive thinking in the Asia-Pacific region on the 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 in the Asia-Pacific region. Following the first and second consultations held in Beijing, China on July 3 and 4, and in Bangkok, Thailand on July 19 and 20, the third of the series was held in Delhi, India, on August 9 and 10.

Over 80 participants, including policy makers, industry representatives, researchers, and NGOs, from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Japan had an active discussion on various topics relating to the climate regime beyond 2012, and sustainable development.

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