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First Workshop of the Dialogue on Long-term Cooperative Action to Address Climate Change by Enhancing Implementation of the Convention

May 17, 2006

The Dialogue on Long-term Cooperative Action to Address Climate Change by Enhancing Implementation of the Convention was held in Bonn, Germany on May 15 and 16, 2006.

Under the two co-facilitators from Australia (Annex I) and South Africa (Non-Annex I), approximately 190 countries and observers exchanged their views, focusing mainly on the following four key themes:
(a) Advancing development goals in a sustainable way
(b) Addressing action on adaptation
(c) Realizing the full potential of technology
(d) Realizing the full potential of market-based opportunities

From Japan, Ambassador Nishimura for Global Environmental Affairs, Vice-Minister Kojima of the Ministry of the Environment, and Deputy Director-General Iwata of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, among others, attended the Dialogue.

Japan stressed the importance of a global response, and the need to construct an effective framework that brings about maximum reduction efforts by all major emitting countries, while enabling all countries to take effective mitigation measures in accordance with their respective capacities.

The Dialogue will continue in the form of workshops for 2 years, and the outcome of the workshops will be reported to the 12th and 13th sessions of the Conference of the Parties.

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