Outline of the First IGES Brainstorming Forum on Emissions Trading

Discussion Paper
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This report is the outline of the first IGES Brainstorming Forum which was held on June 21 and 22, 1998 at Shonan Village.
Japan has no experience in emissions trading which will be introduced in accordance with the Kyoto Protocol. Emissions trading will be a very important future measure of Japan in the issue of global warming; however, it has not been sufficiently acknowledged in Japan due to lack of experience and information.
The purpose of this forum was to gather stakeholders of Japan and gain deeper recognition of this system and to provide effective information for building a new framework through discussion apart from each participant’s position.