Northeast Asian Conference on Environmental Cooperation (NEAC)
Northeast Asian Conference on
This conference has been held annually since 1992 to exchange views and policy dialogue among environment experts from Japan, China, Mongolia and Russia and the Republic of Korea, and for deeper discussions on environmental cooperation in the region. This conference aims to contribute to the promotion of environmental policy in respective countries and bilateral and multilateral official cooperation through sharing environmental information and strengthening mutual understanding among them, rather than to make decisions.
The Conference has drawn the participation of experts from national environmental authorities, local governments, and research institutes from the five countries, as well as observers from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).
Initiated by a proposal from Republic of Korea in 1988, Japan and Korea have been holding environment symposia. Through the cooperation of UNEP, the scope of participation was widened to include China and later Mongolia and USSR as observers. This led to a study on the possibility of expanding the meeting to an exchange of information and regional cooperation among Northeast Asian nations. Since 1992 until 2007, the meeting was reorganized and held as the Northeast Asian Conference on Environmental Cooperation.
|October 1992||Niigata, Japan|
|September 1993||Seoul, Korea|
|September 1994||Kinosaki, Japan|
|September 1995||Pusan, Korea|
|October 1996||Beijing, China|
|October 1997||Niigata, Japan|
|October 1998||Cheju, Korea|
|November 1999||Maizuru, Japan|
|July 2000||Ulanbator, Mongolia|
|October 2001||Incheon, Korea|
|December 2002||Hainan, China|
|November 2003||Toyama, Japan|
|December 2004||Seoul, Korea|
|February 2006||Tokyo, Japan|
|March 2007||Ulsan, Korea|