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The 16th Asia-Pacific Seminar on Climate Change Concludes Successfully

September 12, 2006

The Ministry of the Environment, Japan organized the 16th Asia-Pacific Seminar on Climate Change in Jakarta, Indonesia on September 5-8, 2006, jointly with the Ministry of Environment, Republic of Indonesia, the Australian Greenhouse Office (AGO), and the Overseas Environmental Cooperation Center, Japan (OECC).

The Seminar's theme was "Asia-Pacific Regional Approach to Climate Friendly and Climate Change-resilient Society," focusing on the interaction and integration of the issues of climate change and development, which are matters of great concern in the region. Subtopics included Clean Development Mechanisms (CDM); Adaptation to Climate Change; Education, Training, and Public Awareness; and Co-benefits Approach to Climate Change Efforts. With the participation of more than 60 governmental officials and experts from 21 countries and 20 international and other agencies, the Seminar provided an excellent opportunity to exchange information, views and experiences of ongoing and future efforts, which would contribute to the participants' capacity building and regional cooperation to address climate change.

The outcome of the Seminar will be a major input to other forums, including the Better Air Quality Asia (BAQ) 2006, to be held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, in December 2006.

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