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Resolution

on

The third session of the conference of the parties to the United Nations framework

submitted by Japan

We, the Parliamentarians of the APPF gathered at the Sixth Annual Meeting at Seoul in January 1998,

Recalling the ultimate objective of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change which is to stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system,

Noting that pacific Island nations have provided international leadership as tothe threat that global climate warming and, in particular, rising sea-levels pose to lowlying regions of the world;

Noting further that the protection of environment and wild life is a common concern of human kind.

Aware that the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change which was adopted in Kyoto in December 1997 is a crucial first step toward achieving this ultimate objective,

Acknowledging that global climate change is an issue which cannot be solved without global-scale efforts based on common but differentiated responsibilities of all countries,

Aware that more active contribution by countries in the Asia-Pacific region is necessary in combating global climate change.

Resolve to:

call on all Parties which participated in the Kyoto Conference to enter into the Kyoto Protocol immediately and take necessary measures urgently to implement commitments under the Kyoto Protocol;

call on all Parties which participated in the Kyoto Conference to promptly carry out negotiation on matters which require further consideration to implement the Kyoto Protocol;

call on all the APPF member states to make further efforts in combating global climate change, paying consideration to the emission reduction targets for Annex ? countries agreed and inscribed in the Kyoto Protocol.

* The United States does not accept each aspect of this resolution.