June 20, 2004
The Ministry of the Environment held the 12th Environment Congress for Asia and the Pacific (ECO ASIA 2004) on June 19-20 in Yonago, Tottori Prefecture. Minister of the Environment, Ms. Koike, chaired the conference. Representatives from 20 nations, including environmental ministers of six nations in Asia-Pacific region and representatives of 13 international organizations, participated in the Congress. The meeting discussed on efforts in the area of environmental education and activities under the Asia-Pacific Forum for Environment and Development (APFED) and the Asia-Pacific Environmental Innovation Strategy Project (APEIS). Chair's Summary indicates the importance of promoting regional cooperation aiming at further promotion of environmental education and the activities under the APFED and the APEIS.
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