TRILATERAL COOPERATION

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China, Japan, and the Republic of Korea

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Ministerial Meetings

Tripartite Environment Ministers Meeting (TEMM) Latest Event : 2018.06.24
20th Tripartite Environment Ministers Meeting (TEMM)

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  • 2018.06.24
  • Suzhou, China
■Participants
China: Ministry of Ecology and Environment
Japan: Ministry of the Environment
ROK: Ministry of Environment

■Agenda
• The Report on Tripartite Environmental Cooperation and its Outlook was briefed.
• Congratulated that TEMM has greatly contributed to building a clean and beautiful Northeast Asia during the last twenty years through close and effective cooperation.
• Shared the recent progress in tripartite environmental cooperation.
• Emphasized the importance to implement the Leaders' commitment for further strengthening joint effort and collaboration in tachling issues of common interest and deepen cooperation in various fields in the Tripartite Joint Action Plans.

■Documents
Joint Communiqué the 20th Tripartite Environment Ministers Meeting
19th Tripartite Environment Ministers Meeting (TEMM)

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  • 2017.08.25
  • Suwon, Korea
■Participants
China: Ministry of Environmental Protection
Japan: Ministry of the Environment
ROK: Ministry of Environment

■Agenda
At the TEMM19, the three Ministers exchanged latest development of national environmental policies and shared key environmental policies of their countries to address global and regional environmental issues. The Ministers also reviewed the progress of the Tripartite Joint Action Plan on Environmental Cooperation (2015-2019), and welcomed the results of Trilateral Teachers’ Exchange Program on Public Awareness held in August, 2017 in ROK by the TCS.

The three ministers reaffirmed their commitments to work together to further promote sustainable development by promising to step up efforts in various areas including air quality, climate change, biodiversity, waste management and etc.

The Meeting was followed up by a press conference, where the three Ministers summarized the 19th TEMM results and signed the Joint Communiqué.

■Documents
TEMM19 Joint Communique
18th Tripartite Environment Ministers Meeting (TEMM)

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  • 2016.04.27
  • Shizuoka, Japan
■Participants
China: Ministry of Environmental Protection
Japan: Ministry of the Environment
ROK: Ministry of Environment

■Agenda
• Introduced the latest development of environmental policies in each country, titled “Latest Trends in Environmental Policy” by Japan, “Policies for High Quality Environmental Welfare 2016” by ROK, and “Adhere to the Concept of Green Development and Achieve the Overall Improvement of Ecological Environment Quality” by China.
• Discussed major policies to address global and regional environmental issues on “the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” and “the Paris Agreement”.
• Reviewed progress on the Tripartite Joint Action Plan on Environmental Cooperation (2015-2019)
• Signed a MOU on Tripartite Cooperation Network for Environmental Pollution Prevention and Control Technologies as an implementation of the result of the 6th Trilateral Summit held on November 1st 2015 in Seoul.

■Documents
Joint Communiqué the 18th Tripartite Environment Ministers Meeting (2016.04.27)
17th Tripartite Environment Ministers Meeting (TEMM)

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  • 2015.04.29
  • Shanghai, China
■Participants
China: Ministry of Environmental Protection
Japan: Ministry of the Environment
ROK: Ministry of Environment

■Agenda
• Exchanged the recent progress in each country regarding major environmental policies after TEMM16, titled “Sharing Ecological Civilization Concept, Deepening Environmental Protection Cooperation” by China, “Introduction of Latest Environmental Policy Development” by Japan and “High Quality Environmental Welfare Policies including Addressing of Life Surrounding Environmental Issues” by ROK.
• Exchanged the major policies of each country such as climate change and low carbon society, environment-friendly society and biodiversity conservation, ecosystem protection and green transformation, and recognized the pressing need of cooperation in overcoming the challenges of air pollution.
• Underscored the need of tackling air pollution with the concerns of the risks posed by air pollution on human health and the environment, shared the idea on further strengthening of joint efforts in prevention and control of air pollution and encouraged the technology cooperation on air monitoring and the research cooperation.
• Adopted the Tripartite Joint Action Plan on Environmental Protection (2015-2019)

■Documents
Joint Communiqué the 17th Tripartite Environment Ministers Meeting (2015.04.30)
Tripartite Joint Action Plan on Environmental Cooperation (2015-2019)
16th Tripartite Environment Ministers Meeting (TEMM)

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  • 2014.04.28
  • Daegu, Korea
■Participants
China: Ministry of Environmental Protection
Japan: Ministry of the Environment
ROK: Ministry of Environment

■Agenda
• Exchanged the recent progress in each country regarding major environmental policies after TEMM15, titled realizing sustainable environmental welfare and creating new value from the environment by the ROK, strengthening environmental legal system and promoting ecological civilization to make new achievements with an emphasis on air pollution treatment by China, and comprehensive measures on PM2.5 and development of climate change mitigation by Japan.
• Exchanged major policies of each country to address global and regional environmental issues such as transboundary air pollutants including PM2.5, DSS, climate change, biodiversity and access and benefit sharing, transboundary movement of E-waste, green transition, marine litter, mercury, and low carbon sustainable development.
• Welcomed the 1st Tripartite Policy Dialogue on Air Pollution held on March 20-21, 2014 in Beijing, China.
• Reviewed the progress regarding the implementation of the Tripartite Joint Action Plan on Environmental Cooperation (2010-2014) adopted at TEMM12.
• Adopted the new priority areas for tripartite environmental cooperation for the period from 2015 to 2019 as following :
(1) Air Quality Improvement
(2) Biodiversity
(3) Chemical Management and Environmental Emergency Response
(4) Circulative Management of Resources/3R/Transboundary Movement of E-Waste
(5) Climate Change Response
(6) Conservation of Water and Marine Environment
(7) Environmental Education, Public Awareness and Corporate Social Responsibility
(8) Rural Environmental Management
(9) Transition to Green Economy

■Documents
Joint Communiqué the 16th Tripartite Environment Ministers Meeting (2014.04.29)
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Director-Generals' Meetings

Tripartite DG Meetings (TDGM) on Dust and Sand Storms (DSS) Latest Event : 2019.10.18
14th Tripartite DG Meetings (TDGM) on Dust and Sand Storms (DSS)
  • 2019.10.18
  • Kitakyushu, Japan
■Participants
China: Ministry of Ecology and Environment
Japan: Ministry of the Environment
ROK: Ministry of Environment
13th Tripartite DG Meetings (TDGM) on Dust and Sand Storms (DSS)
  • 2018.05
  • China, Suzhou
■Participants
China: Ministry of Ecology and Environment
Japan: Ministry of the Environment
ROK: Ministry of Environment
12th Tripartite DG Meetings (TDGM) on Dust and Sand Storms (DSS)
  • 2017.03.15
  • Suwon, Korea
■Participants
China: Ministry of Environmental Protection
Japan: Ministry of the Environment
ROK: Ministry of Environment

■Agenda
Reviewed results of 11th DSS SCM
11th Tripartite DG Meetings (TDGM) on Dust and Sand Storms (DSS)
  • 2016.01.01
  • Seoul, Korea
■Participants
China: Ministry of Environmental Protection
Japan: Ministry of the Environment
ROK: Ministry of Environment

■Agenda
1. Report on progress of joint researches
2. Future activity plans
10th Tripartite DG Meetings (TDGM) on Dust and Sand Storms (DSS)
  • 2015.01.01
  • N/A
■Participants
China: Ministry of Environmental Protection
Japan: Ministry of the Environment
ROK: Ministry of Environment

■Agenda
1. Report on progress of joint researches
2. Future activity plans
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Working-Level Meetings

Tripartite Joint Environmental Training Latest Event : 2018.11.11
18th Tripartite Joint Environmental Training
  • 2018.11.11
  • Hengshui, China
■ Participants
• China: Ministry of Environment Protection, Center for Environmental Education and Communication,
• Japan: Ministry of the Environment, National Environmental Research and Training Institute
• ROK: Ministry of Environment, National Institute of Environmental Research
17th Tripartite Joint Environmental Training
  • 2017.10.01
  • Jeju, Korea
■Participants
China: Ministry of Environment Protection, Center for Environmental Education and Communication
Japan: Ministry of the Environment, National Environmental Research and Training Institute
ROK: Ministry of Environment, National Institute of Environmental Research
16th Tripartite Joint Environmental Training
  • 2016.11.07
  • Fukuoka, Japan
■Participants
China: Ministry of Environment Protection, Center for Environmental Education and Communication
Japan: Ministry of the Environment, National Environmental Research and Training Institute
ROK: Ministry of Environment, National Institute of Environmental Research

■Agenda
20 public officials attended discussions on the topic of the circular management of resources/3R
15th Tripartite Joint Environmental Training
  • 2015.11.09
  • Beijing, China
■Participants
China: Ministry of Environment Protection, Center for Environmental Education and Communication
Japan: Ministry of the Environment, National Environmental Research and Training Institute
ROK: Ministry of Environment, National Institute of Environmental Research

■Agenda
19 public environment officials from the three countries attended classes, discussions, and field trips with regard to environmental preservation。
14th Tripartite Joint Environmental Training
  • 2014.11.03
  • Incheon, Korea
■Participants
China: Ministry of Environment Protection, Center for Environmental Education and Communication
Japan: Ministry of the Environment, National Environmental Research and Training Institute
ROK: Ministry of Environment, National Institute of Environmental Research

■Agenda
16 public environment officials from the three countries attended classes, discussions, and field trips with regard to the
preservation of biodiversity.
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TEMM Youth Forum Latest Event : 2018.06.23
12th TEMM Youth Forum
  • 2018.06.23
  • Suzhou, China
■Participants
China: Center for Environmental Education and Communications
Japan: Japan Environmental Education Forum
ROK: The Korean Society for Environmental Education

■Agenda
* Shared knowledge under the theme of "contributing to our common future".
* Interaced with the local community through innovative activities to promote public awareness about the 9 priority areas of cooperation of the Tripartite Joint Action Plans.
11th TEMM Youth Forum
  • 2017.08.24
  • Suwon, Korea
■Participants
China: Center for Environmental Education and Communications
Japan: Japan Environmental Education Forum
ROK: The Korean Society for Environmental Education

■Agenda
*Presentations by the CJK students:
Japan: Promoting Bio-cultural Diversity towards A Sustainable Future
China: Bio-cultural Diversity and Youth Participation in China
Korea: Haenyeo and Maeulsoop in Korea
*Workshop activity to share country representative food
*Presentation Review
*Discuss on Challenges and Action
*Self guided tour and final review
10th TEMM Youth Forum
  • 2016.04.25
  • Shizuoka, Japan
■Participants
China: Center for Environmental Education and Communications
Japan: Japan Environmental Education Forum
ROK: The Korean Society for Environmental Education

■Agenda
* Sharing and reporting on the case on the “benefits from the environment” and the perceptions, actions, and changes experienced by youth
* Proposed on/offline cooperation platforms, and funding support, and encouraging private participation, database construction, and information sharing to support youth initiatives
9th TEMM Youth Forum
  • 2015.04.29
  • Shanghai, China
■Participants
China: Center for Environmental Education and Communications
Japan: Japan Environmental Education Forum
ROK: The Korean Society for Environmental Education

■Agenda
Discussed the role of youth using the topic of in “building linkages with nature”
8th TEMM Youth Forum
  • 2014.04.28
  • Daegu, Korea
■Participants
China: Center for Environmental Education and Communications
Japan: Japan Environmental Education Forum
ROK: The Korean Society for Environmental Education

■Agenda
Presentations and discussions on the topic of “striving for sustainability: creative attempts by the youth from the KoreaROK, Japan, and China”
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Tripartite Environmental Education Network (TEEN) Latest Event : 2019.10.29
20th Trilateral Environmental Education Network (TEEN)
  • 2019.10.29
  • Hangzhou, China
■ Participants
China: Center for Environmental Education and Communications (CEEC) of Ministry of Ecology and Environment of China
Japan: Office of Environmental Education, Ministry of the Environment of Japan
ROK: Ministry of Environment of ROK, The Korean Society for Environmental Education​ (KOSEE)

■ Agenda
Session 1: 20 years of TEEN: Achievements and Outlook  (J-K-C, 20 min. each)​
Keynote speech (1) SDG goals and ESD​
Keynote speech (2)​

Session 2: voices from EE practioners-case sharing  (J-K-C, 15min. each) ​Oct. 28 (Mon.)
Closed roundtable meeting

1)EE updates among gov. officials (J-K-C)
2)TEEN Joint Action Plan (2020-2024) Discussion: priorities, target groups, EE teachers engagement, etc.
3) Discussion on Trilateral Environmental Teacher's Exchange Program
(C-J-K Focal Point and TCS working level) at Zhijiang Hotel

Visit Xuejun elementary school and communicate with staffs on EE at Xuejun elementary school Oct. 29 (Tue.)​​
Morning Visit to Environmental Education and Research Center

Afternoon: Closing ceremony at Zhejiang Hotel​
19th Tripartite Environmental Education Network (TEEN)
  • 2018.10.06
  • Kitakyushu, Japan
■Participants
China: Center for Environmental Education and Communications
Japan: Japan Environmental Education Forum
ROK: The Korean Society for Environmental Education

■Agenda
* Symposium on the topic of 'Creating a sustainable local community with various stakeholders towards the achievement of the SDGs.
* Panel discussion and case studies from China and Korea are presented.
18th Tripartite Environmental Education Network (TEEN)
  • 2017.10.31
  • Suwon, Korea
■Participants
China: Center for Environmental Education and Communications
Japan: Japan Environmental Education Forum
ROK: The Korean Society for Environmental Education

■Agenda
Main Agenda:
1, Roundtable Meeting for government officials to discuss future cooperation
2, symposium on "bio-cultural diversity and community based environmental education
3, EE experts workshop
4, EE Festival
EE Class workshop on Traditional environmental wisdom in food
17th Tripartite Environmental Education Network (TEEN)
  • 2016.09.22
  • Shenzhen, China
■Participants
China: Center for Environmental Education and Communications
Japan: Japan Environmental Education Forum
ROK: The Korean Society for Environmental Education

■Agenda
* Symposium on the topic of “strengthening citizen participation for environmental education/sustainable development education”
* Showcasing of a case study workshop from on Japanese environmental education , and joint environmental textbooks developed by in the KoreaROK
16th Tripartite Environmental Education Network (TEEN)
  • 2015.10.25
  • Okayama, Japan
■Participants
China: Center for Environmental Education and Communications
Japan: Japan Environmental Education Forum
ROK: The Korean Society for Environmental Education

■Agenda
* Linked with the ESD Citizen Forum, hosted by the City of Okayama
* Introduced cases of ESD as well as theme-specific roundtables such as youth, business, environmental education, and citizen cooperation
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Tripartite Workshop on Scientific Research of Photochemical Oxidant Latest Event : 2008.01.01
1st Tripartite Workshop on Scientific Research of Photochemical Oxidant
  • 2008.01.01
  • NA
■Participants
China: Ministry of Environmental Protection
Japan: Ministry of the Environment
ROK: Ministry of Environment
Joint Research Project on Long- range Transboundary Air Pollutants in Northeast Asia (LTP Project) Latest Event : 1995.01.01
1st Joint Research Project on Long- range Transboundary Air Pollutants in Northeast Asia (LTP Project)
  • 1995.01.01
■Participants
China: Ministry of the State Environmental Protection
Japan: Ministry of the Environment
ROK: Ministry of Environment

■Agenda
The Long-range Transboundary Air Pollutants (LTP) in Northeast Asia is an international joint research that has been conducted among the three countries. This joint research project aims to:
1. Understand the current situation of air quality in Northeast Asia which lays a foundation for research on long-range transports;
2. Develop the scientific basis for environmental decision-making;
3. Ultimately improve air quality in Northeast Asia.

■Outcome
The experts of the three countries have had an LTP expert meeting annually, by conducting joint research on LTP monitoring and modeling as well as emission inventory.

Since 1995 when three countries had a workshop reaching a common understanding of a worsening air quality in the region, they have held both LTP official/expert meetings and technical meetings.

Experts from the three countries have conducted the joint research on LTP at its third stage since 2008, expecting its completion in 2012.
Sound Material-Cycle Society & Circular Economy & 3R Seminar Latest Event : 2018.12.12
12th Sound Material-Cycle Society & Circular Economy & 3R Seminar
  • 2018.12.12
  • Seoul, Korea
■Participants
China: Ministry of Environmental Protection
Japan: Ministry of the Environment
ROK: Ministry of Environment

■ Agenda
Discussion on how to build cooperative network for waste import and export ​
11th Sound Material-Cycle Society & Circular Economy & 3R Seminar
  • 2017.12
  • Tokyo, Japan
■Participants
China: Ministry of Environmental Protection
Japan: Ministry of the Environment
ROK: Ministry of Environment
10th Sound Material-Cycle Society & Circular Economy & 3R Seminar
  • 2016.11.08
  • Beijing, China
■Participants
China: Ministry of Environmental Protection
Japan: Ministry of the Environment
ROK: Ministry of Environment

■Agenda
* Exchanged latest information on waste management policies of the three countries including policies relating to E-waste management.
9th Sound Material-Cycle Society & Circular Economy & 3R Seminar
  • 2015.12.03
  • Seoul, Korea
■Participants
China: Ministry of Environmental Protection
Japan: Ministry of the Environment
ROK: Ministry of Environment

■Agenda
* Analysis of the current status of waste moving the internationally movement of waste, and sharing Northeast Asian perspectives on controlling the export and import of e-waste
8th Sound Material-Cycle Society & Circular Economy & 3R Seminar
  • 2014.10.18
  • Tokyo, Japan
■Participants
China: Ministry of Environmental Protection
Japan: Ministry of the Environment
ROK: Ministry of Environment

■Agenda
* Sharing policies on recycling e-waste, and cooperating on the international movement of waste
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E-waste workshop Latest Event : 2008.11.26
2nd E-waste workshop
  • 2008.11.26
  • Beijing, China
■Participants
China: Ministry of the State Environmental Protection
Japan: Ministry of the Environment
ROK: Ministry of Environment

■Agenda
1. Exchanged policies and regulations on environmental management of e-waste export and import, and shared experiences on supervision and management of e-waste disposal enterprises
2. Exchanged views on extended producer responsibility of electronics enterprises and trans-regional movement of e-waste
1st E-waste workshop
  • 2007.06.29
  • Beijing, China
■Participants
China: Ministry of the State Environmental Protection
Japan: Ministry of the Environment
ROK: Ministry of Environment

■Agenda
1. Exchanged policies and regulations on environmental management of e-waste export and import, and shared experiences on supervision and management of e-waste disposal enterprises
2. Exchanged views on extended producer responsibility of electronics enterprises and trans-regional movement of e-waste
Tripartite Policy Dialogue in Chemicals Management (TPDCM) Latest Event : 2019.10.29
13th Tripartite Policy Dialogue on Chemical Management (TPDCM)
  • 2019.10.29
  • Fukuoka, Japan
■ Participants
China: Ministry of Ecology and Environment
Japan: Ministry of the Environment
ROK: Ministry of Environment​
12th Tripartite Policy Dialogue in Chemicals Management (TPDCM)
  • 2018.06.23
  • Suzhou, China
■Participants
China: Ministry of Ecology and Environment
Japan: Ministry of the Environment
ROK: Ministry of Environment
11th Tripartite Policy Dialogue in Chemicals Management (TPDCM)
  • 2017.10.31
  • Yeosu, Korea
■Participants
China: Ministry of Environmental Protection
Japan: Ministry of the Environment
ROK: Ministry of Environment

■Agenda
1, Reporting of the result of joint study on toxicity
2,Discussed technical methodology of chemical risk management, chemical policies in CJK, and international trends
10th Tripartite Policy Dialogue in Chemicals Management (TPDCM)
  • 2016.10.31
  • Tokyo, Japan
■Participants
China: Ministry of Environmental Protection
Japan: Ministry of the Environment
ROK: Ministry of Environment

■Outcome
1, Adopted the Tripartite Action Plan on Chemical Management until 2019
2, Exchanged latest national policies on chemicals management, e.g. PRTR, management of non phase-in substances, mercury management, etc.
9th Tripartite Policy Dialogue in Chemicals Management (TPDCM)
  • 2015.11.09
  • Nanjing, China
■Participants
China: Ministry of Environmental Protection
Japan: Ministry of the Environment
ROK: Ministry of Environment

■Agenda
Discuss further development of the tripartite action plan up to 2019.
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Joint Research on Environmental Governance in Northeast Asia Latest Event : 2010.01.01
2nd Joint Research on Environmental Governance in Northeast Asia
  • 2010.01.01
  • N/A
■Participants
China: Policy Research Center for Environment and Economy
Japan: Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
ROK: Korea Environment Institute

■Agenda
Commenced in 2010, the joint research includes an experts group among the three institutes. In 2011, the three institutes held a series of discussions to develop the proposal for joint research.

Environmental governance in Northeast Asia was designated as one of the ten areas of cooperation in the Joint Communique of the 12th Tripartite Environment Ministers Meeting adopted on May 22-23, 2010 in Hokkaido, Japan. According to the “Tripartite
Joint Action Plan on Environmental Cooperation” which was adopted at the same meeting, it was agreed to “create a long term vision for cooperation between the governments of the three countries and the concerned stakeholders in order to strengthen environmental governance (capacities and mechanisms of environmental management) in Northeast Asia”
(paragraph 37).

This joint research aims to establish a framework of cooperation among experts from the three countries to develop a long term vision to strengthen the TEMM framework and enhance environmental governance in Northeast Asia.

■Outcome
1. 2012 - Reviewing challenges and status-quo of environmental governance in Northeast Asia;
2. 2013 - Considering how to improve the TEMM and improve coordination among environmental cooperation mechanisms in Northeast Asia;
3. 2014 - Developing a long term vision for cooperation among the three countries and] concerned stakeholders;
1st Joint Research on Environmental Management in Northeast Asia
  • 2005.01.01
  • N/A
■Participants
China: Policy Research Center for Environment and Economy
Japan: Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
ROK: Korea Environment Institute

■Agenda
1. This joint research was conducted as TEMM’s project based on the agreement made at the 7th TEMM meeting in 2005.
2. The objective of this research is to explore potential and efficient ways to improve the overall efficacy of environmental cooperation endeavors in the Northeast Asia region.
3. The project is implemented by Policy Research Center for Environment and Economy (PRCEE) of China, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) of Japan, and Korea Environment Institute (KEI) from 2006-2008.
4. The outcome of this research is a report submitted to the TEMM for reference.
Tripartite Roundtable Meeting on Environmental Business Latest Event : 2018.06.23
18th Tripartite Roundtable Meeting on Environmental Business
  • 2018.06.23
  • Suzhou, China
■Participants
China: Ministry of Ecology and Environment
Japan: Ministry of the Environment
ROK: Ministry of Environment

■Agenda
More than 50 experts and environmental business representatives gathered and discussed technologies and innovation for promotion of environmental business under the theme of 'Environmentally sustainable city for promoting the transition to green economy'
17th Tripartite Roundtable Meeting on Environmental Business
  • 2017.08.23
  • Suwon, Korea
■Participants
China: Ministry of Environmental Protection
Japan: Ministry of the Environment
ROK: Ministry of Environment

■Agenda
The roundtable meeting was joined by 30 participants from the three countries, was held under the theme of "Social Role of the Environmental Industry to Share the Fruits of Green Economy."

■Documents
MINUTES of The 3rd Tripartite Roundtable on Environmental Business
https://www.env.go.jp/earth/coop/temm/project/pdf/TREB03.pdf
16th Tripartite Roundtable Meeting on Environmental Business
  • 2016.04.25
  • Shizuoka, Japan
■Participants
China: Ministry of Environmental Protection
Japan: Ministry of the Environment
ROK: Ministry of Environment

■Agenda
Presentations on the discussions of environmental industrial complexes, green finance policies, environmental labelling, green supply chains, technological exchanges in the water industry, and cases of business collaborations in the water industry, on the topic theme of “the leading role of the environmental industry in the switch to green economy”

■Outcome
MINUTES of The 2nd Tripartite Roundtable on Environmental Business

■Documents
MINUTES of The 2nd Tripartite Roundtable on Environmental Business
https://www.env.go.jp/earth/coop/temm/project/pdf/TREB02.pdf
15th Tripartite Roundtable Meeting on Environmental Business
  • 2015.04.28
  • Shanghai, China
■Participants
China: Ministry of Environmental Protection
Japan: Ministry of the Environment
ROK: Ministry of Environment

■Agenda
It was agreed that the Tripartite Roundtable Meeting on Environmental Industry would merge with the TEMM Industry Forum and Environmental Industry Roundtable (post-TEMM 16, 2014.12, ROK) and change its the name to the “Environmental Business Roundtable”.

The meeting touched upon Strengthening exchange and cooperation of in environmental industrial technologies, discussions on technological development and environmental benefits in the water industry, and case studies and policies on for the development and transfer of a green economy

■Outcome
Meeting Minute of the 1st Tripartite Roundtable on Environmental Business

■Documents
https://www.env.go.jp/earth/coop/temm/project/pdf/TREB01.pdf
14th Tripartite Roundtable Meeting on Environmental Business
  • 2014.11.19
  • Kagawa, Japan
■Participants
China: Ministry of Environmental Protection
Japan: Ministry of the Environment
ROK: Ministry of Environment

■Agenda
Selection of nine priority cooperation areas to be focused on for over five years from 2015, including atmosphere, biodiversity, environmental disasters, electronic garbage, climate change, and environmental education, as well as an agreement on the a joint research plan to for supporting the yellow dust research team , and expanding on cooperation to for reducing air pollution in the region.

■Outcome
MINUTES OF THE 14th TRIPARTITE ROUNDTABLE MEETING ON THE ENVIRONMENTAL INDUSTRY

■Documents
https://www.env.go.jp/earth/coop/temm/project/pdf/RTM14.pdf
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Ecological Conservation in Northwest China Latest Event : 2006.02.27
4th Ecological Conservation in Northwest China
  • 2006.02.27
  • Tokyo, Japan
■Participants
China: Ministry of Environmental Protection Foreign Economic Cooperation Office (MEP-FECO)
Japan: Ministry of the Environment
ROK: National Institute of Environmental Research

■Agenda
Three countries’ experts and organizations who engaged in ecological conservation in Northwest China shared information, knowledge and experience, and visited relevant facilities.
3rd Ecological Conservation in Northwest China
  • 2003.02.01
  • Beijing, China
■Participants
China: Ministry of Environmental Protection Foreign Economic Cooperation Office (MEP-FECO)
Japan: Ministry of the Environment
ROK: National Institute of Environmental Research

■Agenda
Participants discussed the modality of cooperation on the Inner Mongolia Project and DSS in the region
2nd Ecological Conservation in Northwest China
  • 2001.12.01
  • Korea
■Participants
China: Ministry of Environmental Protection Foreign Economic Cooperation Office (MEP-FECO)
Japan: Ministry of the Environment
ROK: National Institute of Environmental Research

■Agenda
Experts and government officials examined the Chinese proposals for projects to be conducted in the Yinshan Mountain region.
1st Ecological Conservation in Northwest China
  • 2000.12.01
  • Beijing, China
■Participants
China: Ministry of Environmental Protection Foreign Economic Cooperation Office (MEP-FECO)
Japan: Ministry of the Environment
ROK: National Institute of Environmental Research

■Agenda
Participants from Japan and ROK examined the Chinese proposals on ecological conservation in northwest China from the viewpoint of their own expertise.
Freshwater (Lakes) Pollution Prevention Project Latest Event : 2000.01.01
1st Freshwater (Lakes) Pollution Prevention Project
  • 2000.01.01
  • N/A
■Participants
China: Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences
Japan: National Institute for Environmental Studies
ROK: National Institute of Environmental Research

■Agenda
The project aims to promote research and technology development as well as the formulation of programs to research and draft common policies for freshwater pollution prevention.

■Outcome
Past Specific Activities:
1) A joint study on freshwater (lakes) pollution prevention at Xi Hu (West Lake) and others in Hangzhou, China;
2) A training program on lake management techniques supported by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and others;
3) Preparation of official guidelines of the three countries for the control measures of eutrophication;
4) International symposia are held every year.
Tripartite Seminar on Green Economy Latest Event : 2010.12.01
1st Tripartite Seminar on Green Economy
  • 2010.12.01
  • China
■Participants
China: Ministry of the State Environmental Protection
Japan: Ministry of the Environment
ROK: Ministry of Environment

■Agenda
Officers, experts on green economy from three countries were invited to attend this seminar. The three countries’ participants shared their national strategies on green economy and discussed the suggestion of expanding the joint research.
Tripartite Policy Dialogue on Biodiversity Latest Event : 2019.4.1
6th Tripartite Policy Dialogue on Biodiversity
  • 2019.4.1
  • Kunming, China
■Participants
China: Ministry of Environmental Protection
Japan: Environment Management Bureau
ROK: Ministry of Environment
5th Tripartite Policy Dialogue on Biodiversity
  • 2018.5.30 ~ 2018.5.31
  • Seoul, Korea
■Participants
China: Ministry of Environmental Protection
Japan: Environment Management Bureau
ROK: Ministry of Environment

■Agenda
1. Discussion on each country's policies on endangered species, progress of its management issue
2. Best practices regarding invasive and alien species were shared​
4th Tripartite Policy Dialogue on Biodiversity
  • 2017.08.31
  • Shizuoka, Japan
■Participants
China: Ministry of Environmental Protection
Japan: Environment Management Bureau
ROK: Ministry of Environment

■Agenda
Discussed ecological disaster reduction; alliance e species; Convention on Biological Diversity CBD 15.
Exchanged ideas on each country's policies.
Explored the opportunity tunity to strengthen technology cooperation and discussed the safe management of the transgenosis biology.
3rd Tripartite Policy Dialogue on Biodiversity
  • 2016.04.13
  • Nanjing, China
■Participants
China: Ministry of Environmental Protection
Japan: Environment Management Bureau
ROK: Ministry of Environment

■Agenda
1. Discussion on the establishment of Working Groups on alien species and Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS)
2nd Tripartite Policy Dialogue on Biodiversity
  • 2014.10.11
  • Pyeongchang, Korea
■Participants
China: Ministry of Environmental Protection
Japan: Environment Management Bureau
ROK: Ministry of Environment

■Agenda
1. Discussion on the current status on the achievement of Aichi Targets
2. Discussion on information sharing of the system and regislation for biodiversity including the current state of Nagoya Protocol
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Trilateral Policy Dialogue on Air Pollution Latest Event : 2019.2.1
6th Tripartite Policy Dialogue on Air Pollution (TPDAP)
  • 2019.2.1
  • Tokyo, Japan
■Participants:
• China: Ministry of Ecology and Environment
• Japan: Ministry of the Environment
• ROK: Ministry of Environment
5th Trilateral Policy Dialogue on Air Pollution
  • 2018.02.06
  • Seoul, Korea
■Participants:
• China: Ministry of Ecology and Environment
• Japan: Ministry of the Environment
• ROK: Ministry of Environment

■Agenda:
Shared policies to control air pollutants such as particulate matters. Also discussed whether Japan will join the Clean Sky Project, a joint monitoring and investigation conducted by China and Korea since May 2017.
4th Trilateral Policy Dialogue on Air Pollution
  • 2017.02.23
  • Hangzhou, China
■Participants
China: Ministry of Environmental Protection
Japan: Environment Management Bureau
ROK: Ministry of Environment

■Agenda
Exchanged air pollution policies in three countries and agreed to expand the scope of information sharing of air quality policies and on the need to exchange emissions source inventories

WGI: Shared experiences in VOCs control incentives and panelties, and petrochemical management; and agreed to exchange up-to-date VOC control policy experiences in painting anc coating

WGII: exchanged information on air quality monitoring, forecast and inventories; and agreed to share methodologies for calculating emission factors of off-road mobile sources
3rd Trilateral Policy Dialogue on Air Pollution
  • 2016.02.01
  • Tokyo, Japan
■Participants
China: Ministry of Environmental Protection
Japan: Environment Management Bureau
ROK: Ministry of Environment

■Agenda
The Dialogue was held to further strengthen the cooperation among the three countries on countermeasures against air pollution. Under the Dialogue, Working Group I & II on Air Pollution finalized the work plans that present the detailed future direction to enhance information exchanges in areas including policies and technical measures for Volatile Organic Compounds
(VOCs), the chemical composition of Particulate Matters 2.5 (PM2.5), methodologies for constructing national emission inventories, and monitoring PM2.5 and Ozone (O3).
2nd Trilateral Policy Dialogue on Air Pollution
  • 2015.03.01
  • Seoul, Korea
■Participants
China: Ministry of Environmental Protection
Japan: Environment Management Bureau
ROK: Ministry of Environment

■Agenda
The Dialogue shared policies and best practices on Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and Non-road Mobile Source. The first meeting of two working groups (WG) – WGI: Scientific Research on Prevention and Control, and WGII: Technology/Policy on Air Quality Monitoring and Prediction) under the Dialogue will be held in China and Korea respectively to draft TOR and
detailed action plan.
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Tripartite Presidents Meeting among CRAES, NIES and NIER Latest Event : 2018.10.30
15th Tripartite Presidents Meeting among CRAES, NIES and NIER
  • 2018.10.30
  • Busan, Korea
■Participants
National Institute of Environmental Research(NIER)
National Institute of Environmental Science(NIES)
Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Science(CRAES)
14th Tripartite Presidents Meeting among CRAES, NIES and NIER
  • 2017.10.25
  • Tsukuba, Japan
■Participants
National Institute of Environmental Research(NIER)
National Institute of Environmental Science(NIES)
Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Science(CRAES)

■Agenda
Touched upon the achievements and research road map on nine research priority areas including waste management and Asian air pollution, and promote continuous research collaboration among the three countries.
13th Tripartite Presidents Meeting among CRAES, NIES and NIER
  • 2016.10.31
  • Kunming, China
■Participants
National Institute of Environmental Research(NIER)
National Institute of Environmental Science(NIES)
Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Science(CRAES)

■Agenda
The Presidents
1) exchanged information about the latest developments in environment policies and science & technology in the respective country since TPM12
2) listened to the reports presented by each institute including that on the scientific research progress made since TPM12, the exchange progress in the 9 PRAs identified under TPM mechanism, and special reports on environment health and risk assessment. noted that TPM mechanism is of great significance for proactively promoting the regional environmental protection technologies,they emphasized that the three institutes should strengthen the collaboration to achieve the win-win results both in scientific research strength and environment technology progress, based on the national conditions in each country through experience sharing and information exchanges. Meanwhile they also pointed out that the three institutes should develop the collaboration mode with TPM features, take advantages of the strength of each institute,conduct special scientific research under TPM mechanism targeting at the environmental scientific research subjects which are of common interests.
12th Tripartite Presidents Meeting among CRAES, NIES and NIER
  • 2015.11.02
  • Yeosu, Korea
■Participants
National Institute of Environmental Research(NIER)
National Institute of Environmental Science(NIES)
Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Science(CRAES)

■Agenda
• Established the 5 year joint study road map (2015-2019)
• Workshop theme: Air pollution in Asia
- Shared the information on three countries' joint study result
- Introduced air pollution reduction policy
- Introduced the current state of air quality and its forest
11th Tripartite Presidents Meeting among CRAES, NIES and NIER
  • 2014.11.11
  • Kawasaki, Japan
■Participants
National Institute of Environmental Research(NIER)
National Institute of Environmental Science(NIES)
Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Science(CRAES)

■Agenda
Theme: Eco-city and Biodiversity
• Discussed joint study for the improvement of air quality related to PM, sulfuric acid, and climate change
• Agreed to invite external experts to strengthen the effectiveness of the joint study
• Workshop theme: Eco-city and Biodiversity

■Outcome
The Presidents of NIES, NIER and CRAES affirmed the following points:
(i) The importance of the practical and pragmatic joint efforts among the three institutes to improve the regional environment in Northeast Asia under the TPM mechanism
(ii) The mutual urgency of research topics related to PM2.5 and SLCPs (Short-Lived Climate Pollutants) for the three countries, and the high priority of continued information exchange and collaboration among the three institutes on the issue
(iii) The importance of the cooperation on the nine Priority Research Areas, and of the leadership of the Focal Points of the Lead Coordinating Institutes which will remain until TPM12 as follows:
- NIES: Biodiversity Conservation, Climate Change, Disaster Environment
- NIER: Asian Air Pollution, Dust and Sand Storm, Solid Waste Management
- CRAES: Freshwater Pollution, Urban Environment and Eco-city, Chemical Risk and Management
(iv) The agreement to seek the collaboration of researchers in other institutions of the three countries to expand TPM activities
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Dust and Sandstorms (DSS) Steering Committee Meeting (SCM) Latest Event : 2019.10.18
13th Dust and Sandstorms (DSS) Steering Committee Meeting (SCM)
  • 2019.10.18
  • Kitakyushu, Japan
■Participants
China: Ministry of Ecology and Environment
Japan: Ministry of the Environment
ROK: Ministry of Environment

■ Agenda
- Progress and work plan by WG I and WG II
12th Dust and Sandstorms (DSS) Steering Committee Meeting
  • 2018.05
  • Suzhou, China
■ Participants
China: Ministry of Ecology and Environment
Japan: Ministry of the Environment
ROK: Ministry of Environment
11th Dust and Sandstorms (DSS) Steering Committee Meeting
  • 2017.02.01
  • Seoul, Korea
■ Participants
China: Ministry of Environmental Protection
Japan: Ministry of the Environment
ROK: Ministry of Environment

■ Agenda
Progress report on activities and future plans of WGI and WGII;
action plan of working group I and II
10th Dust and Sandstorms (DSS) Steering Committee Meeting
  • 2016.03.01
  • Shizuoka, Japan
■ Participants
China: Ministry of Environmental Protection
Japan: Ministry of the Environment
ROK: Ministry of Environment

■ Agenda
Discussions on the approval and development methods for joint research tasks for the 2015 research results and 2016 action plans of working groups I and II
9th Dust and Sandstorms (DSS) Steering Committee Meeting
  • 2015.03.01
  • Shanghai, China
■ Participants
China: Ministry of Environmental Protection
Japan: Ministry of the Environment
ROK: Ministry of Environment

■ Agenda
1. Discussions on the approval and development methods for joint research tasks for the 2014 research results and 2015 action plans of working groups I and II
2. Presentation of a medium-term joint research plan and regular joint workshop of working groups I and II
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Dust and Sandstorms (DSS) Working Group II (WGII) Latest Event : 2019.12.1
12th Dust and Standstorms (DSS) Working Group II (WGII)
  • 2019.12.1
  • Xining, China
■Participants
China:Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences
Japan: Ministry of the Environment
ROK: National Institute of Forest Sciences
11th Dust and Sandstorms (DSS) Working Group II (WGII)
  • 2018.12.1
  • Seoul, Korea
■Participants
China:Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences
Japan: Ministry of the Environment
ROK: National Institute of Forest Sciences
10th Dust and Sandstorms (DSS) Working Group II (WGII)
  • 2017.12.01
  • NA
■Participants
China:Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences
Japan: Ministry of the Environment
ROK: National Institute of Forest Sciences
9th Dust and Sandstorms (DSS) Working Group II (WGII)
  • 2016.11.01
  • Kunming, China
■Participants
China:Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences
Japan: Ministry of the Environment
ROK: National Institute of Forest Sciences
8th Dust and Sandstorms (DSS) Working Group II (WGII)
  • 2015.12.01
  • Gunsan, Korea
■Participants
China:Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences
Japan: Ministry of the Environment
ROK: National Institute of Forest Sciences
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Joint Workshop between DSS WGI and WGII Latest Event : 2018.06.23
3rd Joint Workshop between DSS WGI and WGII
  • 2018.06.23
  • Suzhou,China
2nd Joint Workshop between DSS WGI and WGII
  • 2017.02.01
  • Seoul, Korea
■Participants
China: China National Environmental Monitoring Center (WGI);
Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences (WGII)
Japan: Ministry of the Environment
ROK: Ministry of Environment
1st Joint Workshop between DSS WGI and WGII
  • 2016.02.27
  • Tokyo, Japan
■Participants
China: China National Environmental Monitoring Center (WGI);
Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences (WGII)
Japan: Ministry of the Environment
ROK: Ministry of Environment
TEMM-NOWPAP Joint Workshop Latest Event : 2019.9.25
5th TEMM-NOWPAP Joint Workshop
  • 2019.9.25
  • Dalian, China
■ Participants
• China: Ministry of Ecology and Environment
• Japan: Ministry of the Environment
• ROK: Ministry of Environment
4th TEMM-NOWPAP Joint Workshop
  • 2018.06.04
  • Busan, Korea
■Participants
China: Ministry of Ecology and Environment
Japan: Ministry of the Environment
ROK: Ministry of Environment

■Agenda
Discussion on
1) policies on marine litter management,
2) abandoned, lost or otherwise discarded fishing gear in fisheries and aquaculture,
3) global and regional action including reports from NGOs
3rd TEMM-NOWPAP Joint Workshop
  • 2017.12.27
  • China
■Participants
China:Ministry of Environmental Protection
Japan: Ministry of the Environment
ROK: Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries
2nd TEMM-NOWPAP Joint Workshop
  • 2016.09.01
  • Russia
■Participants
China:Ministry of Environmental Protection
Japan: Ministry of the Environment
ROK: Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries

■Outcome
Shared related national policies and cases of private organization activities; and discussed joint survey on marine litter in regional ocean.
1st TEMM-NOWPAP Joint Workshop
  • 2015.09.24
  • Yantai, China
■Participants
China:Ministry of Environmental Protection
Japan: Ministry of the Environment
ROK: Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries

■Outcome
The three countries decided to hold a workshop and a working-level meeting on marine litter annually, recognized the importance of promoting their efforts to understand the current situation on marine litter among the three countries and decided to strengthen the tripartite cooperation in this area. Also, they recognized the need for scientist-led workshops.
Tripartite Rural Environment Policy Dialogue (TREPD) Latest Event : 2019.12.1
3rd Tripartite Rural Environment Policy Dialogue (TREPD)
  • 2019.12.1
  • Korea
■ Participants
China:Ministry of Environmental Protection;Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences
Japan: Ministry of the Environment
ROK:Ministry of Environment

■ Agenda
Community-based approach for water environment management
2nd Tripartite Rural Environment Policy Dialogue (TREPD)
  • 2017.12.27
  • China
■Participants
China:Ministry of Environmental Protection;
Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences
Japan: Ministry of the Environment
ROK: Ministry of Environment
1st Tripartite Rural Environment Policy Dialogue (TREPD)
  • 2016.03.10
  • Beijing, China
■Participants
China:Ministry of Environmental Protection;
Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences
Japan: Ministry of the Environment
ROK: Ministry of Environment

■Agenda
Theme: Rural Household Waste Disposal and Rural Domestic Sewage Treatment

■Outcome
The Dialogue decided to expand the exchange of knowledge and experience in the area of rural and local level environmental management.
Seminar on Green Finance Latest Event : 2017.10
2nd Green Finance Seminar
  • 2017.10
  • Beijing, China
■Participants
China:Ministry of Environmental Protection
Japan: Ministry of the Environment
ROK: Ministry of Environment
1st Seminar on Green Finance
  • 2015.12.15
  • Jinan, China
■Participants
China:Ministry of Environmental Protection
Japan: Ministry of the Environment
ROK: Ministry of Environment

■Outcome
The Seminar recognized as a good beginning for further cooperation among the three countries on green finance.
A System Study on How to Promote Green Economy at City Level Latest Event : 2013.06.01
1st A System Study on How to Promote Green Economy at City Level
  • 2013.06.01
  • NA
■Participants
China: Policy Research Centre for Environment and Economy
Japan: Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
ROK: Korea Environment Institute

■Agenda
Study Tasks:
1. Task1 - Summarize policy progress on green economy, green growth and low-carbon development at national level
2. Task2 - Case study on green economy at city level
3. Task3 - Formulation of synthesis report

■Outcome
Work Plan:
1. May 2012 : Finalize the work plan
2. From June 2012 to September 2012: Conduct task 1 study;
3. From September 2012 to December 2012: Conduct Case study and task 2
4. From January 2013 to April 2013: Draft synthesis report
5. April 2013: Hold a tripartite Seminar on green economy development at city level and seek comments of draft report
6. From April 2013 to June 2012: Complete the final report

Expected Outputs:
1. Draft a report on promoting green economy at city level;
2. Organize a tripartite Seminar on green economy development at city level;
Dust and Sandstorms (DSS) Working Group I (WGI) Latest Event : 2019.9.1
12th Dust and Sandstorms (DSS) Working Group Meeting (WGI)
  • 2019.9.1
  • Busan, Korea
■ Participants
• China:China National Environmental Monitoring Center
• Japan: Ministry of the Environment
• ROK: National Institute of Meteoroligical Sciences
11th Dust and Sandstorms (DSS) Working Group I (WGI)
  • 2018.11.11
  • Tokyo, Japan
■ Participants
• China:China National Environmental Monitoring Center
• Japan: Ministry of the Environment
• ROK: National Institute of Meteoroligical Sciences

■ Agenda
DSS monitoring data and study results were shared​
10th Dust and Sandstorms (DSS) Working Group I (WGI)
  • 2017.11.1
  • Lanzhou, China
■ Participants
• China:China National Environmental Monitoring Center
• Japan: Ministry of the Environment
• ROK: National Institute of Meteoroligical Sciences

■ Agenda
monitoring data and case study results will be shared at 11th meeting
9th Dust and Sandstorms (DSS) Working Group I (WGI)
  • 2016.11.1
  • Jeju, Korea
■ Participants
• China:China National Environmental Monitoring Center
• Japan: Ministry of the Environment
• ROK: National Institute of Meteoroligical Sciences

■ Agenda
1. Presentations on the focused analysis of a yellow dust case (2014)
2. Review deliverables for the joint research plan from each country’s working groups (I)
3. Expand sharing of obtained data, discussions on the methodology for measuring aerosols, including comparisons
4. Review details on publishing in an international journal (SOLA, Japan)
8th Dust and Sandstorms (DSS) Working Group I (WGI)
  • 2015.12.1
  • Fukuoka, Japan
■ Participants
• China:China National Environmental Monitoring Center
• Japan: Ministry of the Environment
• ROK: National Institute of Meteoroligical Sciences

■ Agenda
Share information on yellow dust from various countries and discuss medium-term joint research
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Sound Material-Cycle Society & Circular Economy/ 3T and Transboundary Movement of E-Waste Seminar Latest Event : 2018.12.1
12th Sound Material-Cycle Society & Circular Economy/ 3T and Transboundary Movement of E-Waste Seminar
  • 2018.12.1
  • Seoul, Korea
■ Participants
• China: Ministry of Ecology and Environment
• Japan: Ministry of the Environment
• ROK: Ministry of Environment​

TC Activities

Trilateral Teachers' Exchange Program Latest Event : 2019.8.29
2nd Trilateral Environmental Teachers' Exchange Program
  • 2019.8.29
  • Tokyo, Japan
■ Participants
• China: Ministry of Ecology and Environment
• Japan: Ministry of the Environment
• ROK: Ministry of Environment

■ Agenda
1) Field trip
2) Discussion on promotion of EE
3) Lectures on EE/ SDGs
4) SDG Card Game
1st Trillateral Teacher's Exchange Program on Public Awareness
  • 2017.08.07
  • Seoul, Korea
■Participants
China:Ministry of Environmental Protection; Center for Environmental Education and Communication
Japan: Ministry of the Environment
ROK: Ministry of Environment
Middle school teachers from the three countries
Journalists from the three countries
TCS

■Agenda
1) Field Trip
2) Hands-on Experimenting session
3) Dialogue with subject matter expertise
4) Discussion and future plan

■Outcome
1) Teachers learned knowledge and tools to enhance their environment class to students
2) A community of practice was formed
3) Professional network was expanded
4) Trilateral cooperation was strengthened

■Documents
Summary Report of the 1st Trilateral Teacher's Exchange Program on Public Awareness
General Public Awareness Latest Event : 2016.06.15
1st General Public Awareness Consultation Meeting
  • 2016.06.15
  • Seoul, Korea
■Participants
China:Ministry of Environmental Protection
Japan: Ministry of the Environment
ROK: Ministry of Environment
TCS

■Agenda
• Discussion on effective ways to raise public awareness of environmental protection in the three countries

■Outcome
1. Agreed on publish a booklet on environmental protection to raise public awareness
2. Agreed on a people-to-people exchange program targeting environmental teachers and education specialists among the three countries