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Policy Dialogue on Climate Change in SIDS (Small Island Developing States)

June 25, 2014

1. From July 2 to 4, the “Policy Dialogue on Climate Change in SIDS” will be held in Tokyo. The climate change negotiators and other officials of 22 SIDS countries and two organizations (see reference) are scheduled to participate in the Dialogue.

2. In this Dialogue, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, and the Ministry of the Environment will explain Japan’s policies on climate change and assistance to the participants from SIDS countries. An exchange of views on climate change is also scheduled to be held, toward the 20th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 20).

3. Moreover, on this occasion the participants from SIDS countries are scheduled to visit smart grid and tsunami-related facilities which utilize Japan’s latest environmental technologies and disaster reduction technologies.

Participating SIDS countries and organizations, from the Pacific and Caribbean regions etc. (22 nations, 2 organizations)

[Pacific nations]:Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu
[Caribbean nations]:Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, St. Lucia, and Trinidad and Tobago
[African nations]:Cape Verde
[Regional Organizations]:Caribbean Community Climate Change Center (CCCCC), Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)

(* The foregoing is a provisional translation. The date indicated above denotes the date of issue of the original press release in Japanese.)
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