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Cablegate: Japan Sends Gleneagles Dialogue Ministerial

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UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 TOKYO 000318

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NSC FOR TONG, BROWN
ENERGY FOR DEPUTY ASSISTANT STAFF GETTO
ENERGY FOR BISCONTI, FREDRICKSON
DEPARTMENT PASS FOR CEQ

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ENRG JA PREL
SUBJECT: JAPAN SENDS GLENEAGLES DIALOGUE MINISTERIAL
INVITATIONS


1. (U) Embassy Tokyo has received invitation letters dated
January 31 to Secretary of State Rice, Energy Secretary
Bodman, and CEQ Chairman Connaughton to attend the March
14-16 Ministerial Meeting of the Gleaneagles Dialogue on
Climate Change, Clean Energy and Sustainable Development in
Chiba, Japan. The letters are signed by Japanese Economy,
Trade, and Industry Minister Akira Amari and Environment
Minister Ichiro Kamoshita, and a schedule for the Ministerial
meeting is attached. Post will pouch the original letters
and the schedule to EAP/J for appropriate distribution in
Washington. The text of the letters and the schedule follows.

2. (U) Begin text.
Excellency,

It is our great pleasure to invite you to the 4th Ministerial
Meeting of the Gleneagles Dialogue on Climate Change, Clean
Energy and Sustainable Development to be held March 14-16,
2008 in Chiba, Japan.

The past three meetings have provided unique opportunities
for environment and energy ministers to discuss key issues on
climate change and clean energy, from a variety of
viewpoints, including the establishment of the future
framework for climate change post 2012. As you are aware,
the coming meeting will be the final opportunity for us to
discuss these issues at the Gleneagles Dialogue. Moving on
from past outcomes, we hope to discuss the latest issues to
report back to the G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit in July as a
result of the Dialogue Process.

At the Meeting in Chiba, based on previous discussions, we
plan to focus on three main areas; (1) Technology, (2)
Finance and Investment, and (3) the Post-2012 International
Framework, with important inputs from the International
Energy Agency and the World Bank.

We will shortly be sending you the agenda, background
documents for the discussion and logistical details.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Chiba this March.

Sincerely,
(signed) AKIRA AMARI
Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry
JAPAN

(signed) ICHIRO KAMOSHITA
Minister of the Environment
JAPAN

End Text.

3. (U) Begin schedule.
Friday, March 14 19:00 - 21:00 Reception
Saturday, March 15 09:00 - 10:10 Opening
Session
09:00 Welcome address
09:30 General Statement
10:10-10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 - 13:00 Session I: Technology
13:00 - 15:00 Lunch hosted by Local
Governments
15:00 - 17:30 Session 2: Finance and
Investment
19:00 - 21:00 Dinner

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Sunday, March 16 09:00 - 12:00 Session 3: Post
2012 International Framework
12:00 - 12:30 Coffee Break
12:30 - 13:00 Concluding Session
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Press conference

End schedule.

DONOVAN

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