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Environmental Cooperation Action Plan between the Government of Canada and the Government of the People's Republic of China

Document type
Bilateral
Field of application
Regional/restricted
Date
Apr 16, 1999
Source
FAO, FAOLEX;  IUCN (ID: TRE-148642)
Place of adoption
Ottawa
Language
English
Subject
Wild species & ecosystems
Keyword
Policy/planning Management/conservation Protected area Protection forest Basin/catchment/watershed Ecosystem preservation Biodiversity
Abstract

In November 1998, the Government of Canada and the Government of the People's Republic of China signed The Framework Statement for Cooperation on Environment into the 21st Century. Under the umbrella of the Framework Statement, the Parties have agreed on the main elements of a joint Action Plan for 1999-2000. The elements of the Action Plan reflect a mutual interest in expanded cooperation on a broad array of priority environmental issues and a desire to develop and implement cooperation projects to address the challenges associated with sustainable development and environment.The Parties, through the involvement of various ministries, agencies and stakeholders on both sides, will actively promote and pursue the cooperation on the listed projects and activities, including: clean energy and energy efficiency; pollution prevention; integrated poverty reduction and biodiversity protection in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region; sustainable agriculture and livestock production in the grasslands of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region; Flood prevention and water resources management; rehabilitation of small watersheds; sustainable forestry; sustainable management of China's nature reserves - to support the implementation of China's Agenda 21 and Biodiversity Action Program through recommendations of policies to improve the establishment and management of nature reserves in China that protect biodiversity while supporting sustainable development; strengthening activities of the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development.

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