In Focus

Photo Report (July, 2021)

Exchange of opinions during the G20 on Environment, Climate and Energy (4) (July 22 - 23, 2021)

Minister Koizumi met with Mr. Frans Timmermans, EU Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal, during the G20 on Environment, Climate and Energy, held in Naples on July 22-23. They discussed their commitment to a high-level of ambition ahead of COP26.


  • With Mr. Frans Timmermans, EU Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal

  • Exchange of opinions

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Exchange of opinions during the G20 on Environment, Climate and Energy (3) (July 22 - 23, 2021)

Minister Koizumi met with Mr. John Kerry, US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, during the G20 on Environment, Climate and Energy, held in Naples on July 22-23. They discussed cooperation on raising global climate ambition.


  • Discussion with Mr. John Kerry, US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate

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Exchange of opinions during the G20 on Environment, Climate and Energy (2) (July 22 - 23, 2021)

Minister Koizumi met Mr. Virginijus Sinkevicius, EU Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, during the G20 on Environment, Climate and Energy, held in Naples on July 22-23. They discussed marine conservation, key to reaching biodiversity and climate targets.


  • Mr. Virginijus Sinkevicius, EU Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries

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Exchange of opinions during the G20 on Environment, Climate and Energy (1) (July 22 - 23, 2021)

Minister Koizumi met with Mr. Michael Regan, US EPA Administrator, during the G20 on Environment, Climate and Energy, held in Naples on July 22-23. They exchanged ideas on marine plastic litter issue and to advance Japan-US partnership including city-to-city collaboration.


  • Exchange of opinions

  • With Mr. Michael Regan, US EPA Administrator

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The liaison conference of the ministries and agencies promoting the food loss reduction (July 16, 2021)

Minister Koizumi attended the Food Loss and Waste related Ministries Liaison Conference, with Mr. Inoue, Minister of State for Special Missions (consumers and food safety) of the Cabinet Office. Participants presented their efforts to reduce food loss and waste and discussed challenges laying ahead.


  • Minister Koizumi

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Kick-off Meeting of the GuGuRu Project (July 15, 2021)

Minister Koizumi attended a Kick-off Meeting of a new project called, "GuGuRu Project," aiming to increase people's critical thinking on the health effects of radiation to avoid being misled by misinformation.


  • GuGuRu Project Logo

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Ministerial Consultations on Article 6 of the Paris Agreement (July 7, 2021)

On July 7, Minister Koizumi virtually attended the Ministerial Consultations on Article 6 of the Paris Agreement and shared his views. This meeting was held to prepare for the ministerial meeting scheduled to be held in the UK on July 25-26 ahead of COP26. Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) attended the meeting and addressed the key issues within Article 6 of the Paris Agreement.


  • Online meeting held on July 7

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Heat Illness Prevention Conference (July 2, 2021)

Minister Koizumi and State Minister Horiuchi attended the Heat Illness Prevention Conference. Participants shared ideas on preventive measures against heat illness, based on the "Heat Illness Action Plan."


  • Online meeting held on July 2

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