Press Release

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

July 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 Japa, a series of informal consultations in the Asia-Pacific region. Following the first consultation held in Beijing, China on July 3 and 4, the second of the series was held in Bangkok, Thailand on July 19 and 20.

Over 60 participants, including policy makers, industry representatives, researchers, and NGOs, from Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Laos, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and Japan had an active discussion on various topics relating to the climate regime beyond 2012, and sustainable development.

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