Tripartite Presidents Meeting (Japan-Korea-China)

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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