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G8 Environment Ministers Meeting to be Held

October 23, 2007

The Ministry of the Environment will host the G8 Environment Ministers Meeting prior to the Hokkaido Toyako Summit from May 24 to 26, 2008, at Kobe Portopia Hotel.

1. Date: May 24 (Sat.) - 26 (Mon.), 2008
2. Venue: Kobe Portopia Hotel
6-10-1 Minatojima Nakamachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture 650-0046, Japan
Tel. 78-302 -1111 Fax. 78-302-6877

(1) What is G8 Environment Ministers Meeting?
The G8 Environment Ministers Meeting (G7 Environment Ministers Meeting until 1997) is held prior to the G8 Summit to support the discussion at the Summit on environmental issues. The outcome of the meeting is forwarded to the Summit for further discussion by the G8 leaders.
(2) Recent G8 Environment Ministers Meetings Held
April, 2000 in Otsu, Japan
March, 2001 in Trieste, Italy
April, 2002 in Banff, Canada
April, 2003 in Paris, France
March, 2005 in Derbyshire, U.K. <Environment and Development Ministers Meeting>
March, 2007 in Potsdam, Germany
(Not held in 2004 and 2006)

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