Ministerial Conference on the 3R Initiative(Tokyo, Japan, April 2005)

Ministerial Conference on the 3R Initiative

The Ministerial Conference on the 3R initiative was held in Tokyo on 28-30 April 2005 to formally launch the 3R Initiative agreed upon at the G8 Sea Island Summit in June 2004.

During the conference, participating countries and organizations shared information on 3R-relevant activities carried out by them. Through the discussions at the ministerial level, the conference recognized it necessary to promote:

  1. formulation and implementation of visions and/or strategies leading to a sound material-cycle society;
  2. reduction of barriers to the international flow of goods and materials;
  3. cooperation between developed and developing countries;
  4. cooperation among stakeholders; and
  5. science and technology suitable for the 3Rs.

It was also agreed that the outcome of the conference should be fed into the G8 Summit meeting at Gleneagles in the UK in July 2005, and shared with the international community through various fora.

The conference welcomed a proposal by Japan to organize a meeting at the senior official level as a follow-up to the Ministerial Conference.

Conference documents


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