The Second Meeting of the Japan-Brazil Dialogue on the Environment
February 15, 2008
- The second meeting of the Japan-Brazil Dialogue on the Environment will
be held on February 15 (Fri) in Tokyo.
- Japan will be represented by Mr. Kyoji Komachi, Ambassador for Global
Environmental Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as head of the
delegation, and officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry
of Economy, Trade and Industry, the Ministry of the Environment, the Ministry
of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, the Forestry Agency, and members
of the Japan International Cooperation Agency, the Japan Bank for International
Cooperation and the Japan External Trade Organization. Brazil will
be represented by Mr. Luiz Alberto Figueiredo Machado, Director General
of the Department of Environment and Special Affairs of the Ministry of
External Relations of Brazil, and others concerned.
- Brazil, which has the largest area of tropical forest in the world,
plays an important role in the international community’s effort to tackle
environment and climate change challenges. Brazil has also been an
important partner for Japan in the field. The two countries have been
holding informal meetings on “Further Actions against Climate Change”
every year since 2003 as co-chairs.
- When Mr. Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, President of Brazil, visited Japan in May 2005, Japan and Brazil shared the view that the two countries would utilize the Dialogue on the Environment to promote the exchange of information and opinions on issues of common concern. The second meeting of the Dialogue is expected to address issues of climate change and forest preservation including a post-2013 framework.