In September 2013, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Dr. Hassan Rouhani, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, held a Japan-Iran Summit Meeting on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly being held in New York. Japan and Iran agreed to discuss strengthening of cooperation in the fields such as the environment, anti-drug measures, humanitarian support and regional situations. Taking this opportunity, the "Memorandum of Cooperation in the Field of Environment between the Ministry of the Environment of Japan and the Department of Environment of Islamic Republic of Iran" was concluded in April 2014. Based on the Memorandum, the 1st Japan-Iran Environmental Policy Dialogue was held in Teheran in February 2015.
|Teheran||Shared policies and experiences in both countries, exchanged opinions in the areas such as wetland management, water pollution and air pollution. Agreed to continue accelerating bilateral environmental cooperation. Agreed in principle to cooperate in water pollution countermeasures in enclosed coastal seas and monitoring of sandstorms in 2015.|
|Teheran||In addition to confirming the progress of cooperation projects over the past year, the two countries shared their policies and experience on green economy including climate change mitigation, and biodiversity conservation, and agreed to further promote environmental cooperation.|
|Teheran||In addition to confirming the progress of cooperation projects over the past year, the two countries shared their policies and experience on climate change measures and waste management, and agreed to further promote environmental cooperation.|