After IWC68, the institution must adapt to include member countries deeply divided in their views toward living marine resources and values of sustainable use.
The IWC68 financial crisis highlights the IWC's reduced priority for scientific decision making and raises concerns among pro-sustainable use nations.
For all its showmanship, some decisions made at COP are highly questionable. But Japan still has much to contribute to the global fight against climate change.
After COP27, letting China avoid paying for releasing the highest volume of pollutants globally would be the height of dishonesty.
At a side event of COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, the cities of Yokohama and Tokorozawa shared their leading initiatives on transitioning to net zero...
It's "time to act" stressed Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike at COP27. Tangible and intangible strategic action is needed "to achieve net zero emission by 2050."
At COP27, Japan cannot agree to any further reduction in gas emissions. Rational responses must come from all countries, including China and Russia.