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Promoting Regional Environmental Cooperation

Northwest Pacific Action Plan (NOWPAP)

Regional Sea Programs have been implemented under UNEP initiative for the environmental protection of sea areas shared by several countries.In 1994, NOWPAP was adopted by Japan, China, Russia and the Republic of Korea for the Sea of Japan and the Yellow Sea.

In 1999, the Northwest Pacific Region Environmental Cooperation Center (NPEC) was designated as the Regional Activity Center (CEA-RAC), and in 2004 a co-hosted Regional Coordination Unit in Toyama and Pusan functioning as a secretariat of NOWPAP was established.The Ministry of the Environment will continue to promote this plan actively.

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