We had an important year dealing significant domestic and international events such as "Earth Day 2000" and COP6. Internationally, we demanded early entry into force of the Kyoto Protocol during the Meeting of the G8 Environment Ministers and Subsidiary Bodies to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (SB). We participated COP6 with domestic and developing countries' NGO.
Domestically, we received tremendous help from professionals and scientists to realize 6 % reduction of greenhouse gases regulated in the Kyoto Protocol and released a citizens' proposal for 6 % reduction of greenhouse gases. We also endeavored to provide effective information by holding symposium, preparing brochures, fact sheets, and panels for display, and publishing books. We carried out public awareness and exchanging information through "Earth Day 2000 in Kyoto" and "Road to COP6." After came to collapse of COP6, we made a special leaflet on this, and started to research on indications of impact of climate change in Japan and appealed to public about needs for global action immediately.
- April 8th
Symposium: During the Meeting of the G8 Environment Ministers, "Don't Kill the Kyoto Protocol!" in Shiga
- April 22nd
Earth Day 2000 in Kyoto
Participated in SB12
- June 30th
Published the first edition of "Understanding Global Warming"
Participated in the G8 Summit in Okinawa
Participated in SB13
- October 29th
Symposium: "How to promote Climate Change policy In Japan"in Tokyo Published "The Final Report for citizen's alternative proposals on 6% Reduction policy"
Participated in COP6
- Dec. 9th & 10th
Symposium and Section Meetings: "Prevention of Climate Change
Led by Citizens 2000"
Study Meeting Series: " Hot Talk Now!? Climate Change" (6th - 15th)
Public Seminar Series (17th to 23rd)
Natural Energy School - Kyoto (Year of 2000)