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Results of the MEET Conference

Ministerial Declaration

The MEET Conference adopted the Ministerial Declaration that outlines future actions in the transport sector to tackle climate change and air pollution.

Press Release

The Press Release highlights the results of the Conference as well as Japan's new initiative to support developing countries in transport.

Opening Remarks


Keynote Speech by UNFCCC

Session 1: General Issues and Inland Transport

Session 2: International Aviation

Session 3: International Maritime Transport

Session 4: Adoption of Ministerial Declaration


Date & Venue

  • January 14 (Wed.) - 16 (Fri.), 2009
  • The Tokyo Prince Hotel Park Tower, Tokyo, Japan


Participating Countries (21 in total)

  • G8 member countries (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, United Kingdom and United States)
  • Australia
  • India
  • Korea
  • ASEAN member countries (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam)

Participating International/Regional Organizations (9 in total)

  • ASEAN Secretariat
  • European Commission (EC)
  • International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
  • International Energy Agency (IEA)
  • International Maritime Organization (IMO)
  • International Transport Forum (ITF)
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (UNECE/WP.29)
  • United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat
  • The World Bank

(Last updated: February 12, 2009)