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Japan-Vietnam Environmental Policy Dialogue

In December 2013, Japan concluded the "Memorandum of Cooperation between Ministry of the Environment, Japan and Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), the Socialist Republic of Vietnam on Environmental Cooperation" with Vietnam. Based on this Agreement, the 1st and the 2nd Japan-Vietnam Environmental Policy Dialogues were held in 2014 and 2015 respectively.

Year Venue Outline
1st Dialogue
(2014)
Hanoi Shared policies on climate change, including Vietnamís progress of the JCM and exchanged opinions on effective implementation of the Environmental Protection Act which was revised in June 2014. Shared Japanís experiences of waste management and exchanged various opinions how to solve the environmental issues of Vietnam.
2nd Dialogue
(2015)
Tokyo Confirmed the progress of bilateral cooperation between Japan and Vietnam, exchanged opinions in a wide range of areas such as Green Growth Strategy (GGS) and Low Carbon Society, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Waste Water Management, Management of Chemical Substances, and Solid Waste Management and 3R (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle), and agreed to promote further environmental cooperation.

3rd Dialogue
(2016)

Hanoi The two countries reviewed cooperative activities over the past three years, and shared outcomes and challenges. In addition, both countries agreed to further promote environmental cooperation for Viet Nam's environmental improvement and climate change measures as utilizing their experience.