Environmental cooperation between China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) for this year is being discussed at a five-day forum in Beijing. The foreign economic cooperation office with the Ministry of Ecology and Environment held the 2019 forum.
The 2019 ASEAN-China Environmental Cooperation Week started Monday and includes five seminars on ASEAN-China cooperation. Topics for the seminars include national focal points for environmental cooperation, eco-friendly cities, operational and technical issues in environmental information sharing, and climate change policies and actions.
ASEAN countries and China need to cooperate on environmental challenges including climate change, food safety and poverty alleviation. ASEAN countries are welcomed to actively participate in the construction of the green Belt and Road to push the implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.