Special Lecture. International Energy Agency action on climate change issues (M.A. Preville, H.J. Koch). Plenary Lectures. Japan's basic strategy concerning countermeasures to mitigate climate change (T. Namiki). Research and development on new synthetic routes for basic chemicals by catalytic hydrogenation of CO2 (H. Arakawa). New approaches in CO2 reduction (A. Fujishima, D.A. Tryk, T. Rao). Development of electrocatalysts for carbon dioxide reduction using polydentate ligands to probe structure-activity relationships (D.L. DuBois). Carbon dioxide and microalgae (N. Kurano, T. Sasaki, S. Miyachi). Perspectives of carbon dioxide utilization in the synthesis of chemicals. Coupling chemistry with biotechnology (M. Aresta). Keynote Lectures. Scope of studies on CO2 mitigation (K. Yamada). Hydrogenation of CO2 towards methanol: Influence of the catalysts composition and preparation on the catalytic behavior (R. Kieffer, L. Udron). Photochemical carbon dioxide reduction with metal complexes: Differences between cobalt and nickel macrocycles (E. Fujita et al.). Electrochemical reduction of CO2 at metallic electrodes (J. Augustynski, P. Kedzierzawski, B. Jermann). Super-RuBisCO: Improvement of photosynthetic performances of plants (A. Yokota). Organometallic reactions with CO2 - Catalyst design and mechanisms (E. Dinjus). Oral Presentations (106 papers). Subject Index.