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Kyoto Conference on Climate Change a success

February 21, 2007

The Kyoto Conference on Climate Change, attended by over 350 participants from 108 local governments and organizations, was heralded a great success.


Opening the event on Friday, 16 February, His Honour Mayor Yorikane Masumoto of Kyoto City (Japan) stressed the need for all local governments to unite on the issue of climate change, and to turn their support into concrete actions and the identification of further solutions.


Other keynote speakers representing the Japanese Ministries of Economy, Trade and Industry, Environment and Foreign Affairs all extended their gratitude to the city of Kyoto for hosting the event, and made reference to the Conference taking place 10 years after the establishment of the Kyoto Protocol. In fact, the Kyoto Conference on Climate Change took place in the same building where the Protocol was drafted and finalized.


Local government leaders from around the world – from Africa, Europe, North America and the Asia Pacific region - attended the Kyoto Conference on Climate Change to discuss regional partnerships and to showcase best practices. These local governments came together for 2.5 days to discuss strategies in renewable energy, energy efficiency, waste and transportation management, and international mechanisms.


For news and outcomes from the Kyoto Conference, please visit www.iclei.org/kyotoconference. A final report will be posted on that site in the coming week.

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