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METI Parliamentary Vice-Minister Nagamine Attends the G20 Environment and Climate Ministers’ Meeting

July 31, 2023

On July 28 (Fri.), 2023, the G20 Environment and Climate Ministers’ Meeting hosted by India was held in Chennai, India. As a representative of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Mr. Nagamine Makoto, Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, participated in the meeting. Mr. Nishimura Akihiro, Minister of the Environment, also participated as a representative of the Ministry of the Environment.

1. G20 Environment and Climate Ministers’ Meeting

(1) Outline


July 28 (Fri.), 2023

Participating countries

G20 member countries

(Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, the People’s Republic of China, the European Union, France, Germany, Italy, India, Indonesia, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States)

Countries invited

Bangladesh, Denmark, Egypt, Mauritius, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Oman, Spain, Singapore, and the United Arab Emirates

(2) Outline of the discussions

(3) Outcome document

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2. Meetings with participating ministers

Taking the opportunity of the meeting, Parliamentary Vice-Minister Nagamine exchanged views with the participating minister of Italy, the 2024 G7 chair country.

At the meeting with H.E. Ms. Vannia Gava, Deputy Minister of the Environment and Energy Security of Italy, he explained Japan’s achievements as the 2023 G7 chair country. In addition, the two ministers discussed the possibility of collaboration between Japan and Italy toward the 2024 G7 meetings.

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Meeting with Deputy Minister Gava, Italy

3. Inauguration of the RECEIC

India, the chair country, announced the establishment of the RECEIC as an initiative to encourage industry players to execute leadership in the transition to a circular economy. H.E. Mr. Bhupender Yadav, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change of India, delivered a speech at the meeting and stressed that the RECEIC will play an important role in technological cooperation between companies, the promotion of innovation, and fund raising. In addition, he expressed his gratitude to the 39 companies that have come forward as founding members of the RECEIC. From Japan, four companies decided to participate in the RECEIC as founding members, namely Amita Holdings Co., Ltd., DCTA Inc., GS Alliance Co., Ltd., and Kai Corporation.

Division in Charge

Global Environmental Affairs Office, Industrial Science, Technology and Environment Policy Bureau

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