[The Hwankyung Ilbo] The Ministry of Environment announced that the environmental ministers of Korea, China and Japan discussed countermeasures against the common environmental problems and adopted a Joint Communique at the 20th Korea-China-Japan Ministerial Meeting held in Suzhou, China, from June 23rd to 24th.
The ministers agreed signed a joint statement on the main contents of the cooperation project among the three countries and the vision for the future.
The three countries agreed to strengthen communication and cooperation with existing systems such as 'ASEAN Plus Three' (ASEAN + 3) and 'G20', and to further explore various cooperation methods in the field of environment.
In addition, the three countries agreed to start joint research on the 'Decarbon Sustainable Development Cities' in 2018. It also decided to continue research on ways to contribute to the implementation of the SDGs through joint cooperation.
The three countries agreed to support the publication of a summary report for policy-makers before the next meeting (TEMM21), which will be held in 2019, based on the joint research on long-distance moving air pollutants (LTP) in Northeast Asia.
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