15th Informal Meeting on Further Actions Against Climate Change
1. The 15th Informal Meeting on Further Actions Against Climate Change will take place at Mita Kaigisho in Tokyo on March 9 and 10.
2. This meeting has taken place annually in Tokyo since 2002 to facilitate candid exchange of views among participants on discussion of climate change negotiations in an informal setting with Japan and Brazil as co-chairs. Chief negotiators on climate change and other practitioners from about 30 countries and organizations will attend this year.
3. The meeting will involve informal and free exchanges of opinions regarding the assessment of results of the 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 22) held in Marrakech, Morocco in November 2016 and the approach to negotiations ahead of COP23 to be held in Bonn, Germany in November 2017. These discussions will take place against the backdrop of recent developments such as the entry into force of the Paris Agreement, a new international framework to lower emissions of greenhouse gases from 2020, in November 2016.