Mystery Event - What is the GEA International Conference 2015?
NHK World: Abe: Japan will do its best for climate agreement
But NHK World would not tell us what NGO that was, so I did a search.
Neither google nor yahoo had any hints about a major NGO conference on October 15, 2015, so I went to the home page of the PM, and on its Japanese website (not very international) there was a note about today's event, ＧＥＡ国際会議２０１５ (J).
So I searched for that.
And found nothing, neither in Japanese nor in English, nothing about today's "international" event.
Turns out, the "international environmental NGO" is an affiliate of the Japanese government, here: Global Environmental Action (E). Among its "Membership Companies" you get Mitsui and Mitsubishi. "Supporting Members" are Tokyo Gas and TEPCO.
Here is the link to the 2015 Japan GEA promotional pdf file (E)
And even the website of this "international NGO" has no update about today's events, neither in Japanese nor in English (or in any other language).
Not very "non-governmental" - and certainly not very "international" - Do I need to say more?
So, wow, just what did Prime Minister Abe promise to do?
Abe was speaking at a conference of an international environmental NGO in Tokyo on Thursday. He said global-scale action is needed to tackle climate change and that he shares a sense of crisis with leaders of industrialized nations, islands and other countries. Abe said Japan will do all it can in Paris to forge a new global framework that is fair, effective and participated in by all countries. He stressed that Japan will fully use its low-carbon technology to help reduce worldwide greenhouse gas emissions. Abe also expressed intent to discuss global warming when Japan hosts the Ise-Shima summit of major nations next May.