TOKYO — Japan’s Environment Ministry said Friday it will recommend the city of Kyoto host the general assembly of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to be held in May 2019.
As no other countries have bid to host the international conference, Kyoto is expected be selected as the site for the event. The IPCC is the international body for the assessment of climate change established by the United Nations Environment Program and the World Meteorological Organization.
The ministry chose Kyoto after considering the fact that the city was the venue for the Third Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in 1997, which adopted the Kyoto Protocol to demand the parties reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
During the 23rd Conference of the parties held in Germany in last November, Environment Minister Masaharu Nakagawa expressed Japan’s intention to seek to host the IPCC general assembly, which will likely discuss ways to measure each country’s greenhouse gas emissions in a more accurate manner.
The general assembly of the IPCC is held twice a year. Japan hosted one in Yokohama in 2014.