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Japan-Mongolia Environmental Policy Dialogue

Since 2007, Ministry of the Environment has been engaged in Japan-Mongolia Environmental Policy Dialogue with the Mongolian Ministry of Natural Environment (recently renamed as the Ministry of Natural Environment and Tourism) for the purpose of exchanging information and discussing the direction of cooperation in the field of environment.

Year Venue Outline
1st Dialogue
(2007)
Tokyo Views were exchanged on: respective environmental policies and challenges of Japan and Mongolia; ongoing and future bilateral environmental cooperation on dust and sandstorms and other issues; and future bilateral environmental policy dialogue.
2nd Dialogue
(2007)
Ulaanbaatar Views were exchanged on: Japan's leadership in addressing global environmental issues; the present situation of Japan's environmental cooperation projects; Mongolia's strictly protected natural areas; and current and future bilateral cooperation.
3rd Dialogue
(2008)
Tokyo Views were exchanged on: the present situation of Japan's environmental cooperation projects; cooperation requested by Mongolia; efforts to address climate change; and cooperation on eco-tourism.
4th Dialogue
(2009)
Ulaanbaatar An interim report was presented on the state of Japan's cooperation projects, especially the ongoing cooperation on eco-tourism.Views were exchanged on the possibility of cooperation on climate change and other fields.
5th Dialogue
(2011)
Tokyo Two countries exchanged their views on environmental policies, including climate change and biodiversity in Japan and Mongolia. Japan reported progress of the ecotourism cooperation program.
6th Dialogue
(2011)
Dalanzadgad
South Gobi province
Two countries exchanged opinions about environmental cooperation including climate change and nature conservation. It was agreed that the Ministers will sign a memorandum on environmental cooperation in order to promote further cooperation between the two ministries.
*This memorandum was signed by the Ministers at the bilateral meeting held during the 17th Conference of the Parties (COP17) to the United Nations Framework Convention to Climate Change (UNFCC) in the City of Durban, South Africa on December 8th, 2011.
7th Dialogue
(2012)
Tokyo Exchanged opinions on environmental policies such as on climate change and on mercury pollution, and agreed to promote practical cooperation programs in various fields such as continuing the high-level dialogue, promoting ecotourism, nature protection, asbestos, air pollution and ozone layer depletion.
8th Dialogue
(2013)
Ulaanbaatar Exchanged ideas and opinions on cooperation for climate change, air pollution, and eco-tourism, and agreed to promote environmental cooperation.
9th Dialogue
(2015)
Tokyo In addition to confirming the new system on the Mongolian site, the two countries shared their policies and experience on eco-tourism, climate change, and air pollution, and agreed to further promote environmental cooperation.
10th Dialogue
(2016)
Ulaanbaatar The two countries shared their policies and experience on climate change (adaptation), Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM), and mercury management, and agreed to further promote environmental cooperation.
11th Dialogue
(2017)
Tokyo Two countries shared and discussed policies and experiences of both countries on such issues as mercury management, waste management, climate change, and air pollution (dust and sand storm), and agreed to further promote environmental cooperation.