平成 26 年度気候変動に関する政府間パネル（IPCC）に関する議論状況の把握及び普及啓発等事業委託業務委託業務報告書
This project gained a good understanding of the state of discourse at the general meetings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, carried out dissemination and awareness raising work, and gave back-up to the government system ahead of the 39th and 40th IPCC Session.
As a means to understand the state of the discourse at IPCC Sessions the contents of discussions at each meeting are organised and compiled as a simple report which is submitted to a representative from the Ministry of the Environment. The meetings that are covered by this report are the 12th Session of the Working Group III (WG III) and the 39th Session of the IPCC which were held in Berlin, Germany from 7-12 April 2014; the 40th Session of the IPCC held in Copenhagen, Denmark from 27-31 October 2014; the 20th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework on Climate Change (COP19) which was held in Lima, Peru from 1-12 December 2014.
As part of the dissemination and awareness raising work and in cooperation with relevant organisations two symposiums in Tokyo and one in Yokohama were held. Speakers were provided with their travel expenses and an honorarium. IGES also cooperated with an international organisation (International Institute for Sustainable Development: IISD) in order to introduce the contents of the discussions that took place at the 39th and 40th Session of the IPCC to the global community in a timely manner. The points at issue at the meeting were compiled every day and sent through the globally-recognised Earth Negotiation Bulletin, a reporting service for international negotiations related to environment and development.
As a backup for the government system for the 39th and 40th Session of the IPCC, one member of staff from the project was dispatched to work at the Japanese secretariat (Office for Global Environmental Research, Ministry of the Environment, Japan). Duties included coordination with the IPCC Secretariat, carrying out cross-cutting arrangements for work that needed to be done by the MOEJ before the meeting was convened. Support was given to the production of Japan’s commentary at the time of the government’s peer review of the report, through analysis of the draft report and the comments from other countries.