Participation in East Asia Low Carbon Growth Partnership Dialogue
East Asia Low Carbon Growth Partnership Dialogue was held in Tokyo on Sunday April, 15, 2012.
The Dialogue served as a great opportunity to have a discussion to realize sustainable economic growth towards the future through exchanging view on low carbon technology in each country and cooperative structure towards low-carbon growth in East Asia.
The Dialogue is a part of "East Asia Low Carbon Growth Partnership Scheme" which was proposed by the Prime Minister Noda at the East Asia Summit (EAS) held in Indonesia in November,2011.
Ministers and cabinet members who are in charge of environment or energy from the 18 countries of the EAS attended the Dialogue.
Prime Minister Noda gave a welcome speech in the beginning of the Dialogue. In the following dialogue, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, Mr. Gemba co-chaired with .Mr. Rachmat Witoelar, President's Special Envoy for Climate Change, Indonesia. They shared their understanding that they should mobilize funds, human and intellectual resources within the region in order to support activities aims at low carbon growth in developing counties. Furthermore, they also shared their views that the use of market is one of the effective ways to materialize low-carbon growth in addition to development, transfer and dissemination of technologies. They agreed to work together to realize a society resistant to low carbon growth and climate change by forming a network among government officials, research institutions and private sectors.
JBIC attended the Dialogue as an observer along with the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank, etc., and Mr. Watanabe, JBIC's CEO, Executive Managing Director, explained JBIC's efforts for global environment.
JBIC will continue to promote cooperation with internal and external government and government institutions actively, and dedicate our efforts to materialize global environmental protection and low carbon growth.