Press Release

OECD Japan Seminar on Material Flows and Resource Productivity Held

October 1, 2007

The Ministry of the Environment (MOE) hosted the OECD Japan Seminar, "Material Flows and Resource Productivity-From Knowledge to Practical Policies," co-organized by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), at the Mita Kaigisho (the Mita Meeting Hall) in Tokyo, on September 26-27, 2007. Following the OECD Japan Seminar, an open seminar "Environmental Issues in Asia from the Perspective of Material Flows Analysis: Towards Sound Material Cycle Society in East Asia" was held, co-hosted by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) and the MOE.

Prior to these two seminars, an international workshop, "Resource Efficiency and the Environment: Identifying Key Resource Flows" was held on September 25, organized by the UNEP and hosted by the MOE. The discussion topics and the results of the OECD Seminar can be viewed in the attached files, the OECD Japan Seminar Agenda and Chair's Summary.
>The OECD Japan Seminar Draft Agenda
>The Chairman's Summary

The details of the Open Seminar can be viewed in the following website:

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