2015 China-ASEAN Environmental Cooperation Forum Held in Nanning
Source: China-ASEAN Expo Secretariat Time:2015-09-18 08:14:24
Co-sponsored by Ministry of Environmental Protection of China, Guangxi People’s Government and ASEAN Secretariat, 2015 China-ASEAN Environmental Cooperation Forum was held in Nanning from September 16 to 18. It consisted of three parts, namely “Dialogue and Research on the Sustainable Development of Environment”, “China-ASEAN Roundtable Meeting on Environmental Industrial Cooperation & Development” and “Exhibition on China’s Environmental Industry & Technology”.
As one of the key events of the 12th China-ASEAN Expo, 2015 China-ASEAN Environmental Cooperation Forum set the theme “Dialogue and Research on the Sustainable Development of Environment” which reflected the common aspiration of China and ASEAN countries to jointly build the green maritime Silk Road and a community of regional environmental cooperation. Over 200 delegates, including senior officials from ASEAN countries and ASEAN Secretariat, representatives from UN Environmental Programme and Asian Development Bank, Ministry of Environmental Protection of China, provincial environmental protection departments, as well as scholars and enterprise representatives attended the Forum.
“Dialogue and Research on the Sustainable Development of Environment” is expected to not only introduce China’s ecological development, its concept on preserving eco-environment and ASEAN countries’ environment policies, but also promote cooperation and exchange on environmental protection under the strategic framework of “One Belt and One Road” Initiative and enhance the capacity building on sustainable development of regional environment through dialogues on policies and research exchange.
With the theme of “Promoting China-ASEAN Environmental Cooperation: Public-Private Partnership”, China-ASEAN Roundtable Meeting on Environmental Industrial Cooperation & Development publicizes China-ASEAN cooperation achievement on environmental industry and increases the influence of China’s environmental protection products and technology over ASEAN countries. It serves as a platform to promote the technological exchange and pragmatic cooperation of environmental industry between China and ASEAN countries.
The theme of the Exhibition on China’s Environmental Industry & Technology is “Promoting Industrial Cooperation and Seizing the Green Business Opportunity brought by the Belt and Road Initiative”. With China-ASEAN Expo as a platform to demonstrate China’s latest environmental protection products and technology and environmental industrial parks, the Exhibition is helping Chinese enterprises to “go global”.
In recent years, Guangxi has attached great importance to environmental protection. With the ecological development high on its agenda, Guangxi has strived for achieving a balance between economic development and environmental protection. To deepen China-ASEAN environmental cooperation and promote green regional development, the Forum put forward three suggestions: first, to give full play to Guangxi’s geographical advantage so as to promote inter-governmental cooperation through trans-provincial partnerships; second, to jointly build the green Maritime Silk Road and a community of regional environmental cooperation; third, to enhance experience sharing on green management and exchange new channels for environmental cooperation.
China-ASEAN Environmental Cooperation Forum has served as an important platform for China and ASEAN countries to carry out dialogue and promote exchange and practical cooperation in this regard. It has been successfully held for four consecutive years since 2011.