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Press Release

International Symposium on the Kyoto Protocol to be Held on November 27, 2004 in Kyoto

November 16, 2004

On November 27, 2004 the Ministry of the Environment of Japan will hold the International Symposium on the Kyoto Protocol with cooperation of the Kyoto Prefectural Government, Kyoto Municipal Government, Kyoto Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Japan Center for Climate Change Action, and Kyoto Center for Climate Actions.

1. Title

Start-up! Kyoto Protocol
From Kyoto to the World; at the Cradle of the Protocol
International Symposium on the Kyoto Protocol

2. Date

Saturday, 27 November 2004, 12:30-17:05

3. Venue

Kyoto International Conference Hall (KICH), where the Kyoto Protocol was concluded. (

4. Objective

In 1997, the Third Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP3) was held and the Kyoto Protocol was adopted. Japan concluded this Protocol in June 2002, and as the chair country for the COP3, Japan has at every opportunity made substantial efforts towards urging Russia and the United States, the two key states for the entry into force of the Protocol, to ratify it. The Russian decision on ratification in November 2004, having fulfilled the conditions for the entry into force of the Protocol, shall result in the Protocol coming into force in February 2005. The aim of this Symposium is to make a fresh determination towards early achievement of Japan's 6% reduction commitment stipulated in the Protocol and to contribute to further accelerate Climate Change Policies.

5. Language

The working language is Japanese. Japanese/English simultaneous interpretation will be available during the Symposium.

6. Program

7. How to apply for admission

Please fill out the application form and send it to
Admission ticket will be sent to you, and we would ask you to bring it with you to attend the Symposium. If you do not receive the ticket by the time of the opening of the Symposium, we would like to ask you to show us your ID for admission.

application form [MS Word]

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