The report ASEAN-China Strategy on Environmental Cooperation (2016-2020) illustrates the strategies implemented to strengthen the relationship between China and southeast Asian countries regarding environmental protection and regional sustainable development.
The overall objective of the ASEAN-China strategy on environmental cooperation is to take a coordinated and integrated approach to address the environmental issues by taking national circumstances as well as the obligations under multilateral environmental agreements into account.
The specific objectives include:
enhancing high-level policy dialogue with a focus on environmental issues of common concern to increase understanding, enhance cooperation and secure the harmonization of interests of ASEAN and China;
enhancing dialogue and cooperation on environmental protection;
improving capacity for national and regional environmental management through sharing knowledge and experiences and implementing joint actions;
enhancing cooperation on priority areas, improving effectiveness and quality of cooperation, and developing good practices for regional and South-South1 environmental cooperation; and
supporting ASEAN Community’s Post-2015 Vision.
The areas of cooperation include:
- Environmental data and information sharing
- Risk assessment and management
- Biodiversity and ecological conservation
- Environmental industry and technology for green development
- Environmentally sustainable cities
- Education and public awareness
- Institutional and human capability building
- Joint research