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Opening Note

Ryuichi Ito Vice Chairman & Director of Research and Planning Center The New Energy Foundation

Opening Note on the Occasion of the Opening of the Asia Biomass Office on the Asia Biomass Energy Cooperation Information Website

An ‘Asia Biomass Office’ page has recently been created on the New Energy Foundation website.
The site has been created to collect information on activities and news related to biomass energy in Japan and Asian countries, and to provide readily understood comment as necessary for dissemination both within Japan and overseas.
In addition to the constraints on fossil fuels, climate change as represented by global warming, and environmental problems, are recognized as common problems for all mankind, and trans-national global measures are currently under discussion.
Within this context, the Energy Cooperation Initiative was initiated under the leadership of former Prime Minister Abe of Japan in 2007. The initiative is to cooperate on promoting biomass energy for East Asian countries.

As part of the initiative, the New Energy Foundation has established the Asia Biomass Energy Cooperation Promotion Office, responsible for linking East Asian countries and Japan in the field of biomass energy.

The Asia Biomass Office has been established as a website for the dissemination of information on Asian biomass energy cooperation and promotion to introduce domestic policies and activities related to biomass energy in Asia, to overseas including East Asia as well as within Japan.

It is intended to further expand and improve content to ensure that information posted on the site is evaluated as useful and readily understood. We await your visit.

30th January 2009
Ryuichi Ito
Vice Chairman & Director of Research and Planning Center
The New Energy Foundation

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