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China-ASEAN Strategy On Environmental Protection Cooperation 2009—2019 (Draft Jointly developed by Ministry of Environmental Protection of China And the ASEAN Secretariat 9 July 2008
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2 CONTENTS Overview ........................................................................................................................................... 3 1. Background on deepening China-ASEAN environmental protection cooperation ....................... 6 1.1 Environmental protection cooperation contributes to the expansion of China-ASEAN cooperation ................................................................................................................................ 6 1.2 Environmental protection cooperation is an important part of the regional efforts for sustainable development . .......................................................................................................... 6 1.3 Environmental protection cooperation is necessitated by the need to jointly address regional environmental problems .............................................................................................. 7 2. Review of China-ASEAN environmental protection cooperation ................................................ 8 2.1 Course of cooperation ......................................................................................................... 8 2.2 Cooperation outcomes ......................................................................................................... 9 2.3 Cooperation assessment .................................................................................................... 11 3 Common challenges and opportunities ..................................................................................... 11 3.1 Challenges ......................................................................................................................... 11 3.1.1 Environment and development problems ............................................................... 11 3.1.2 The institutionalization of the cooperation ............................................................. 13 3.2 Cooperation opportunities ................................................................................................. 15 4. Objectives and principles ............................................................................................................ 16 4.1 Objectives .......................................................................................................................... 16 4.2 Principles ........................................................................................................................... 17 5. Cooperation areas ........................................................................................................................ 17 5.1 Identification of cooperation areas .................................................................................... 17 5.2 Priority areas ..................................................................................................................... 18 5.2.1 Deepening cooperation in existing priority areas ................................................... 18 5.2.1.1 Public awareness and environmental education .......................................... 18 5.2.1.2 Facilitating cooperation in environmentally sound technology, environmental labeling and cleaner production ...................................................... 19 5.2.2 Developing potential cooperation areas ................................................................. 20 5.2.2.1 Cooperation on biodiversity conservation ................................................... 20 5.2.2.2 Environmental management capacity building ........................................... 21 5.2.2.3 Cooperation on environmental protection industry ..................................... 21 5.2.2.4 Global environmental issues ....................................................................... 22 6. Means of implementation ............................................................................................................ 22 6.1 Implementation institution ................................................................................................ 22 6.2 Cooperation financing ....................................................................................................... 23 6.3 Human resources ............................................................................................................... 23 6.4 Organizational forms ......................................................................................................... 24 7. Cooperation outlook .................................................................................................................... 24
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3 Overview Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao stated at the 11th China-ASEAN Summit that "we are ready to discuss with ASEAN the formulation of a China-ASEAN strategy on environmental protection cooperation". This proposal received positive responses from leaders of ASEAN countries. In this context, the Ministry of Environmental Protection of China and ASEAN Secretariat jointly started to draw up the China-ASEAN Strategy on Environmental Protection Cooperation (hereinafter referred to as the Strategy ) in 2008. The Strategy , formulated on the basis of the actual situation of China-ASEAN cooperation in environmental cooperation, will provide long-term guidance to bilateral cooperation in this field. It consists of seven parts: background, review of cooperation, challenges and opportunities, goals and principles, cooperation areas, ways of implementation and cooperation outlook. To be more specific, 1. Background. It reviews the background of China-ASEAN environmental protection cooperation, with highlight on its importance to the two sides. 2. Review of cooperation. It takes stock of and evaluates the current state of affairs of China-ASEAN environmental protection cooperation and outlines the follow-up actions.
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