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Climate Change Negotiations
Climate change is an issue that requires immediate actions by international community. Based on the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), adopted in 1992, the Conference of Parties (COP) has been a pivot for active discussions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at the global level every year since 1995. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has actively participated in the negotiations on climate change in coordination with other government offices such as the Ministry of the Environment and the Ministry of Economic, Trade and Industries in an attempt to maximize its national interest in this important area.
The Paris Agreement was adopted at COP21 in Paris, France in December 2015 as a new international framework for greenhouse gas reductions in the post-2020 period. This agreement is fair and applicable to all Parties, which is what Japan had advocated since the adoption of Kyoto-Protocol. Japan will work with other countries to develop guidelines for the Paris Agreement to realize effective greenhouse gas reductions by all Parties.
This Page introduces various aspects on climate change negotiations such as a history of the negotiations, the international frameworks for climate change including the Paris Agreement and Japan’s initiative in this area.
Climate change is inextricably intertwined with energy issues. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs actively promotes energy diplomacy, especially renewable energy diplomacy, taking into account the current trends of international discussions on energy.
- G20 Climate Sustainability Working Group (CSWG): 1st Meeting 2019 (February 18, 2019)
- Foreign Minister Kono received a courtesy call from Japan Climate Leaders’ Partnership (Japan-CLP) (December 19, 2018)
- International conference on climate change and fragility in the Asia-Pacific region Overview and Key findings (November 29, 2018)
International Framework on Climate Change
Japan’s Contribution to Climate Change
- Japan's leading companies in climate change measures 3
- Japan's leading companies in climate change measures 2
- Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC): Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Target in FY2030
- Joint Crediting Mechanism
- Green Climate Fund
- Informal Meeting on Further Actions against Climate Change
- Japan's climate-related support
- Biennial submission on Japan's updated Strategies & Approaches for scaling up climate finance from 2014 to 2020
- Japan x Partners = Climate Action
- Japan's leading companies in climate change measures 1
- Science and Technology Prove Global Warming (presented by Japan Meteorological Agency
- Initiatives by stakeholders in various fields to implement the Paris Agreement: Initiatives by civil societies
- Initiatives by stakeholders in various fields to implement the Paris Agreement: Leading Municipalities
- Advisory Panel of Experts on Climate Change
Global Trends of Climate Change Discussions
- The 5th Part of the 1st Session of the Ad Hoc Working Group of the Paris Agreement (APA1-5) and the 48th Session of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA48) and the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI48)
- Conference of the Parties on Climate Change (COP)
- The overview and report of the Roundtable Seminar on "Climate Change and Fragility Implications on International Security" (February 9, 2017)
- Other key Meetings related to climate change
- G7 approach on Climate Change and Fragility