Climate Change

Meeting between Dr. Toshiko Abe, State Minister for Foreign Affairs and Mr. Yannick Glemarec, Executive Director of the Green Climate Fund

May 22, 2019
Japanese

  • Dr. Toshiko Abe, State Minister for Foreign Affairs and Mr. Yannick Glemarec, Executive Director of the Green Climate Fund shaking hands
  • Meeting between Dr. Toshiko Abe, State Minister for Foreign Affairs and Mr. Yannick Glemarec, Executive Director of the Green Climate Fund
On May 21, Dr. Toshiko Abe, State Minister for Foreign Affairs received a courtesy call by Mr. Yannick Glemarec, Executive Director of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and had discussions for approximately 30 minutes, during his visit to Japan.
 
Dr. Abe congratulated Mr. Glemarec on his assumption of office as Executive Director of the GCF. Noting that the GCF would play an increasingly important role as the full implementation of the Paris Agreement would start from next year, she stated that the GCF needed more effective and efficient resource management and operation and expressed her expectation for Mr. Glemarec’s performance. She also requested Mr. Glemarec to strengthen partnership with Japanese companies in its activities.
 
Mr. Glemarec, in response, expressed his gratitude for Japan’s contribution and cooperation and stated that he would deepen cooperation with Japanese companies to utilize Japanese technologies for climate actions. Mr. Glemarec also expressed his expectation for further cooperation with Japan for strengthening the activities of the GCF.
 
Dr. Abe and Mr. Glemarec also exchanged views on recruitment of Japanese staff to the GCF and its public relations activities in Japan.