Points to be discussed will be the transferability of an ecological tax reform into the Japanese context as well the opportunities/obstacles to introducing an emissions trading scheme in Japan. Furthermore, the dicussions will also concentrate on how municipalities rise to the challenge of climate protection as well as the role of NGOs in the decision making process.At the symposium, the latest reports on the German experiences with ecological tax reform and emissions trading in Germany will be shared. Conference participants include representatives from the business sector, local governments and NGOs in Germany and Japan. Based on the presentations that focus on innovative methods of implementing green house gas reduction, panellists will discuss the future possibility of cooperation between Germany and Japan in the field of climate policies. More information and contact: Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)Phone: 046-855-37202108-11 Kamiyamaguchi, Hayama, Kanagawa, 240-0115 JAPANEmail: email@example.com details
1 November 2005: Climate Policy Symposium bringing together researchers and decision makers from Japan and Germany to discuss and exchange experiences with policy dialogues and stakeholder involvement. "Climate Policy 2005 and Beyond: Japanese-German Impulses" will be held on 1 November 2005 in Tokyo as part of the events taking place during the Germany year in Japan 2005/2006. This conference, commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) is co-organised by the Wuppertal Insititute for Climate, Environment and Energy (WI) and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES).
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