Akira Yamada

Akira Yamada, head of the Japanese delegation, offers further insights into Japan’s stance on the negotiations. He says Japan consistently aims for a single legal international framework… in which all major emitters engage. There are many issues which need a concrete outcome. He reiterates that a Second Commitment period is neither fair nor effective and that we need the participation of all countries. He talks about the good points of the Protocol, of which Japan will continue to be a member.