Press Release

Minister of the Environment to assume Co-Chair of the Global Adaptation Network

December 16, 2009

On December 15, 2009, a bilateral meeting was held between Sakihito Ozawa, Japan's Minister of the Environment, and Achim Steiner, Executive Director of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) at the Bella Center in Copenhagen.

The Minister of the Environment informally accepted the request by the Executive Director that he will assume Co-Chair of the Global Adaptation Network, which was launched on the same day for the purpose of helping build climate resilience of vulnerable human systems, ecosystems and economies through the mobilization of knowledge and technologies to support adaptation policy-setting, planning and practices in developing countries.

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