Negotiation at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

Negotiation at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

OECC has continuously dispatched experts to the Japanese government delegation to participate in the Conference of the Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). OECC experts mainly cover issues of capacity-building, mitigation, and adaptation of climate change. For the negotiations of the Paris agreement in COP21, some of them play the role of the chief negotiator of the issue for the Government of Japan.


Organizing a confidence-building forum for climate change negotiators

In the climate change negotiations in the UNFCCC, various decisions have been made and countries will be required to respond to them. For example, in the Paris agreement, parties are expected to develop and implement a plan for , “Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC)” , while countries (especially developing countries) have faced many issues that must be considered and undertaken from now on.

Under the initiative of the Ministry of the Environment, Japan and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), OECC has served as the secretariat of the “Asia-Pacific Seminar on Climate Change”, and supported efforts to share information and knowledge, and learn from experiences mutually on climate change negotiation agenda, which enhance regional confidence-building.

25th AP Seminar June 2016 (Phuket, Thailand)


Japan Pavilion management at COP

Tens of thousands of negotiators, researchers and NGO representatives gathers at the UNFCCC’s COP. Not only negotiations, but side events, seminars and panel discussion and exhibit of research results have taken place. The Government of Japan holds the “Japan Pavilion”, to effectively disseminate to the international community Japan’s contribution. OECC, in cooperation with the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), has worked as the secretariat for the Japan Pavilion, managing information dissemination.

Japan Pavilion at COP21 (Paris, France)