Yoshiko Kijima

Japan’s senior negotiator, Yoshiko Kijima, describes the “serious and critical” pressures the negotiations are now under as they draw to a close. She gives more detail on Japan’s Climate Aid package, whereby Japan is to increase its climate funding commitment to 15 billion dollars over three years to 2012 to help developing countries combat climate change. Also see Japanese delegate Kuni Shimada, chair of the technology group, speaking from Copenhagen.