The Japanese government will establish an office to help developing nations reduce damage caused by global warming by teaming up with the Netherlands and others. It will announce the plan on Nov. 9 at the 23rd Conference of the Parties to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP23) currently underway in Germany. The planned office will provide underdeveloped nations that lag behind in technology with information about Japanese anti-global warming measures to prepare against natural disasters caused by global warming.
The Ministry of the Environment (MOE) and the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) will set up the “Global Centre of Excellence on Climate Adaptation” in the Netherlands by joining hands with the host nation and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Japan will share its riverbank reinforcement and breed improvement technologies with Southeast Asian and Pacific island nations. It will also support developing nations in planning damage control and procuring funds.