background and history

At the 11th China-ASEAN Summit in 2007, the Chinese Premier WEN Jiabao introduced a set of cooperation proposals,including the formulation of the China-ASEAN strategy on environmental protection cooperation and the establishment of the China-ASEAN Environmental Protection Center (CAEC), with the aim to build a resource-conservingand environment-friendly EastAsia.
With the approval of Chinese Government and support of Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP), the China-ASEAN Environmental Cooperation Center (CAEC) was launched in 2010 and gained its second identity as the China Center for Shanghai Cooperation Organization Environmental Protection (CSEC) in 2014, serving as the MEP-affiliated think-tank to concretize initiatives proposed by Chinese leaders during major regional summits.