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Asia-Europe Environment Forum: 2nd Roundtable Discussion

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25 Mar 04 - 26 Mar 04 Asia-Europe Foundation Governance & Economy Department Asia-Europe Environment Forum (ENVforum) Sustainable Development

Cheju Island (Korea)

"In my view; for there to be progress in the next round of climate change commitments, I feel that there has to be strong coalition and that coalition is missing right now. At this point in time, the negotiations are waiting for a coalition of countries who want something to happen, to step forward and make some proposals. Channelled into something concrete, the idea of Asia-Europe co-operation is very natural and very important for hope rather than despair over the state of international climate policy." - Richard Kinley, Acting Deputy Executive Secretary, Climate Change Secretariat (UNFCCC)


The second roundtable discussion of Asia-Europe Environment Forum involved 40 top-level climate change and environment experts from government, academia, research institutes, non-government organisation, and the private sector. The participants called for the Asia-Europe Environment Forum to provide the launching pad for an Asia-Europe task force or observatory for a Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) project facilitation between Asia and Europe. This mechanism was to take on such functions as capacity and institution-building, technology co-operation, pooling or showcasing of good practices and experiences, information exchange, and research.


Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF)

The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)


  • Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
  • Government of Japan
  • United Nations Environment Programme