Mechanisms 15th Tripartite Environment Ministers Meeting (TEMM15) in Kitakyushu, Japan 2013.05.05 ~ 2013.05.06
The 15th Tripartite Environment Ministers Meeting (TEMM15) was held in Kitakyushu, Japan on May 5-6th, 2013. Minister ISHIHARA Nobuteru of the Ministry of the Environment of Japan, Minister YOON Seongkyu of the Ministry of Environment of the ROK and Vice Minister LI Ganjie of the Ministry of Environmental Protection of China participated into the meeting. 

The Ministers shared the progress in each country regarding environmental policies after TEMM14. They welcomed the statement which introduced “updates on enhanced management of air pollution including PM2.5 as well as on climate change policies” by Japan, “New Environmental Policy for safer living environment, higher quality of environmental services and sustainability of the society” by the ROK and “Enhance institutional and policy innovation as well as enforcement to promote practical implementation of ecological civilization and strengthen environmental management transformation for improving the environmental quality” by China. They welcomed and shared their recognition that these measures meet the important direction of clear intention to make the environment, economy and society sustainable, and become a driving force for solving environmental problems in Northeast Asia as well as on the globe. 

In the meeting, three ministers signed the Joint Communiqué of the 15th Tripartite Environment Ministers Meeting among China, Japan and Korea. They also welcomed the award ceremony held to commend individual that contributed to environmental cooperation among the three countries, based on the agreement at TEMM14, and expressed their appreciation to the awardees.