Tripartite Presidents Meeting (Japan-Korea-China)

  • About TPM
  • Details of Past TPM

About

TPM

In order to further promote research collaboration in the Asian region, the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES - Japan), the Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences (CRAES - China) and the National Institute for Environmental Research (NIER – South Korea) have regularly met since 2004.

The three Presidents, and representatives of these institutions, which all play a leading role in environmental research in their respective countries, have exchanged views on priority fields for collaboration at the annual meeting.

The Tripartite Presidents Meeting was first convened in Beijing in 2004, as a means to further research ties and collaboration among the three countries (Japan-Korea-China) via discussions and workshops involving NIES, NIER and CRAES. Each year, one of the three institutions plays host to TPM.

The nine priority research areas designated for collaboration at TPM are:

  1. Freshwater Pollution
  2. Asian Air Pollution
  3. Urban Environment and Eco-city
  4. Dust and Sand Storm
  5. Chemical Risk and Management
  6. Biodiversity Conservation
  7. Solid Waste Management
  8. Climate Change
  9. Disaster Environment

Details of Past TPM

  • The 11th TPM was hosted by NIES in Kawasaki, Japan, from November 11 (Tuesday) to November 14 (Friday), 2014. An International Workshop was held with Kawasaki City and Ministry of the Environment, Japan as part of TPM11.   Contents: The importance of the practical and pragmatic joint efforts was stressed to improve the regional environment in Northeast Asia under the TPM mechanism. PM2.5 and SLCPs (Short-Lived Climate Pollutants) was identified as urgent issues in the three countries. The collaboration of researchers in other institutions of the three countries would be necessary to expand TPM activities.

    Location
    Kawasaki, JAPAN
    Dates
    Nov. 11-14, 2014
    Presidents
    SUMI Akimasa (NIES), KIM Sam Cwan (NIER), MENG Wei (CRAES)
    Workshop Theme
    Eco-city and Biodiversity

  • The 10th TPM was hosted by CRAES in Nanjing, China, from November 4 (Monday) to November 8 (Friday), 2013. “An International Environmental Protection Symposium on Clean Water Action” integrated with TPM10 International Workshop was held.   Contents: Focal Points in each Priority Research Area should be involved more in TPM activities. “Disaster Environment” was identified as a new Priority Research Area in TPM.

    Location
    Nanjing, CHINA
    Dates
    Nov. 4-8, 2013
    Presidents
    SUMI Akimasa (NIES), KIM Sam Cwan (NIER), MENG Wei (CRAES)
    Workshop Theme
    International Environmental Protection Symposium on Clean Water Action

  • The 9th TPM was hosted by NIER in Pyeongchang, Korea, from November 11 (Monday) to November 16 (Saturday), 2012. An International Workshop was held as part of TPM9.   Contents: A Lead Coordinating Institute was selected for each Priority Research Area to facilitate cooperation among three institutes.

    Location
    Pyeongchang, KOREA
    Dates
    Nov. 21-24, 2012
    Presidents
    OHGAKI Shinichiro (NIES), PARK Seok Soon (NIER), MENG Wei (CRAES)
    Workshop Theme
    Urban Environment and Eco-city, and Climate Change Impact and Adaptation

  • Location
    Okinawa, JAPAN
    Dates
    Nov. 21-24, 2011
    Presidents
    OHGAKI Shinichiro (NIES), PARK Seok Soon (NIER), MENG Wei (CRAES)
    Workshop Theme
    Asian Air Pollution and Biodiversity Conservation

  • TPM7
    Location
    Qingdao, CHINA
    Dates
    Sept. 12-16, 2010
    Presidents
    OHGAKI Shinichiro (NIES), YOON Seung-Joon (NIER), MENG Wei (CRAES)
    Workshop Theme
    Biodiversity Conservation and Solid Waste Management

  • Location
    Seoul, KOREA
    Dates
    Nov. 25-27, 2009
    Presidents
    OHGAKI Shinichiro (NIES), YOON Seung-Joon (NIER), MENG Wei (CRAES)
    Workshop Theme
    Realization of Low Carbon Society through Climate Change Adaptation

  • Location
    Hokkaido, JAPAN
    Dates
    Nov. 25-28, 2008
    Presidents
    OHTSUKA Ryutaro (NIES), KO Yunhwa (NIER), MING Wei (CRAES)
    Workshop Theme
    Environmental Contamination by Hazardous Substances

  • TPM4
    Location
    Chengdu, CHINA
    Dates
    May 15-17, 2007
    Presidents
    OHTSUKA Ryutaro (NIES), YOON Seong-Kyu (NIER), MENG Wei (CRAES)
    Workshop Theme
    Air Pollution in Big Cities including Vehicle Exhaust

  • Location
    Jeju, KOREA
    Dates
    May 16-18, 2006
    Presidents
    OHTSUKA Ryutaro (NIES), YOON Seong-Kyu (NIER), MENG Wei (CRAES)
    Workshop Theme
    Air Quality Management in Northeast Asian Countries

  • Location
    Tsukuba, JAPAN
    Dates
    Oct. 12-15, 2004
    Presidents
    GOHSHI Yohichi (NIES), RHEE Deok-Gil (NIER), MENG Wei (CRAES)
    Workshop Theme
    Freshwater (Lakes and Marshes) Pollution Prevention Control


  • TPM1
    Location
    Beijing, CHINA
    Dates
    Feb. 16-17, 2004
    Presidents
    GOHSHI Yohichi (NIES) , RHEE Deok-Gil (NIER), MENG Wei (CRAES)