Main functions

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  • Fueling up sustainable development and South-South environmental cooperation at both regional and global levels;
  • Implementing environment-related strategies, initiatives, and action plans under pan-regional, regional and sub-regional frameworks such as APEC, China-Africa, BRICS,
  • China-Arab States, China-ASEAN, Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), China-Japan-ROK, Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) cooperation;
  • Backing up One Belt One Road initiative in the field of environment and boosting the development of green silk roads;
  • Researching on major environment and development issues to inform China’s own policy process and support China’s pan-regional, regional and sub-regional environmental
  • cooperation;
  • Enhancing cooperation and exchange on environmentally sound technology and environmental industries;
  • Supporting environmental outreach at regional level and implementing capacity building activities such as Green Envoy Program.

The “China-ASEAN Strategy on Environmental Protection Cooperation”, was jointly developed by the Ministry of Environmental Protection of China (MEP), ASEAN Secretariat and ASEAN Member States, based on the consensus reached at the Summit. The formulation and adoption of the Strategy injects new momentum to the China - ASEAN environmental cooperation. The objectives of the Strategy are as follows:
• Work towards the establishment of the China - ASEAN Environment Ministers' Meeting to conduct high-level policy dialogues;
• Build understanding and strengthen environmental cooperation to support environmentally friendly and sustainable development process;
• Explore  new  cooperation  areas  of  environmental  protection  and  implement demonstration projects;
• Develop the partnership between ASEAN and China environment agencies, international and intergovernmental organizations;
• Improve the capacity of China and ASEAN Member States in environmental protection through information and experience sharing. The cooperation priority areas covered by the Strategy include, but not limited to:
• Policy dialogue on environment and development, including the global or regional topics such as energy and environment, climate change adaptation, green urban and rural development;
• Environmental awareness for policy makers and education for public;
• Environmentally sound technologies transfer, environmental labeling and cleaner production; 
• Biodiversity conservation including jointly monitoring pilot projects; Capacity building on environmental governance; Trade, investment and environment.