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Environment Ministers Meetings

Gleneagles Dialogue on Climate Change, Clean Energy and Sustainable Development
4th Ministerial Meeting
Chiba, Japan, March 14-16, 2008
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The Ministerial Meeting of the Dialogue on Climate Change, Clean Energy and Sustainable
Development was launched at G8 summit at Gleneagles 2005. The first meeting was held in
London in Oct. and Nov. 2005, followed by the second meeting in Monterey in Oct. 2006 and the
third meeting in Berlin in Sep. 2007.

During the past sessions of the Dialogue, the following general understandings had been shared,
with the assistance of the inputs from the IEA and the World Bank;

It had been acknowledged that these discussions during the Dialogues in the past are useful inputs
and complementary to the process under the UNFCCC for the post-2012 framework.

In order to wrap up these past 2-year discussions and prepare a report to the G8 Hokkaido Toyako
Summit, the 4th meeting was held in Chiba from the 14th to the 16th of March 2008, and focused
on the issues on Technology, Finance and Investments, and post-2012 framework.
This meeting was attended by ministers and senior officials responsible for energy and
environment issues from G8, from Australia, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Korea, Mexico,
Nigeria, Poland, South Africa, Spain and Slovenia as current presidency of the EU. We were
joined by senior officials from international organizations including the International Energy
Agency, the World Bank, Regional Development Banks, and business groups from the World
Business Council for Sustainable Development, Nippon Keidanren and the World Economic
Forum, non-governmental organizations as well as legislators from the GLOBE.

Regarding the following issues discussed at this Dialogue, we:

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Technology

Energy Efficiency and Clean Energy

Innovative Technology

Sectoral Approach

The Role of the IEA

Activities by Private Sector

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Finance

International Financial Mechanism for Mitigation and Adaptation

Mobilization of Private Investment

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Post-2012 Framework

Long-term Goal

Mid-term Goal

Global Actions

Road to Copenhagen

Source: Ministry of the Environment (Japan)

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