Climate Change

Informal Meeting on Further Actions against Climate Change

March 8, 2018
Japanese

1 Background

Japan and Brazil, as co-chairs, have hosted the informal meetings in Tokyo every year since 2002. The purpose of the meeting is to exchange candid but informal discussions among negotiators from various countries. The meeting is recognized as one of the major meetings on climate change, which introduces each year’s negotiations with looking back at results of the COP conference held at the end of the previous year.

2 The Sixteenth Informal Meeting (22-23, February 2018)

(1) Objectives

Japan and Brazil, as Co-Chairs, have hosted the Informal Meeting on Further Actions against Climate Change (commonly known as the Japan-Brazil Informal Meeting) in Tokyo every year since 2002. The purpose of the meeting is to exchange candid but informal discussions among chief negotiators and other officials from various countries. The Japan-Brazil Informal Meeting is recognized as one of the major meetings on climate change that serves as a good opportunity to look back at results of COP in the previous year and kickoff each year’s discussions towards next COP.

(2) Date, Venue, Co-Chairs

  • (1) Date: Thursday, February 22 - Friday, February 23
  • (2) Venue: Mita Conference Hall (Tokyo)
  • (3) Co-Chairs:
    (Japan) Ambassador, Mr. Hideo Suzuki, Assistant Vice-Minister and Director-General for Global Issues, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    (Brazil) Ambassador, Mr. J. Antonio Marcondes, Vice-Minister for the Environment, Energy, Science and Technology, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

(3) Participants (30 Parties):

Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, European Commission, Fiji (COP23 Presidency), France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Poland (COP24 Presidency), Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States

(4) Observers:

UNFCCC Secretariat, APA Co-Chairs, SBI and SBSTA Chairs and Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES)

3 Past Meetings

The Sixteenth Informal Meeting on Further Actions against Climate Change (22-23, February 2018)
The Fifteenth Informal Meeting on Further Actions against Climate Change (March 9-10, 2017)
The Tenth Informal Meeting on ‘Further Actions against Climate Change’ (March 1-2, 2012)
The Ninth Informal Meeting on ‘Further Actions against Climate Change’ (March 3-4, 2011)
The Eighth Informal Meeting on ‘Further Actions against Climate Change’ (March 1-2, 2010)
The Seventh Informal Meeting on ‘Further Actions against Climate Change’ (February 12-13, 2009)
The Sixth Informal Meeting on ‘Further Actions against Climate Change’ (February 14-15, 2008)
The Fifth Informal Meeting on Further Actions against Climate Change (January 24-25, 2007)
The Fourth Informal Meeting on Further Actions against Climate Change (October 20-21, 2005)
The Third Informal Meeting on Further Actions against Climate Change (September 15-16, 2004)
The Informal Meeting on Further Actions against Climate Change (July 2-4, 2003)