Working Group on Environment: 21st Annual Meeting

Bangkok, Thailand 23rd June 2015

Hosted by Thailand’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the 21st Annual Meeting of the Working Group on Environment (WGE) brought together WGE members with representatives from the Asian Development Bank and development partners to review implementation progress of the Core Environment Program implementation and to discuss key priorities.

Topics discussed included:

  • CEP Midterm Review findings and post review actions;
  • Emerging environmental policy and strategic directions in the GMS;
  • Institutional support for environmental cooperation in the GMS; and
  • CEP in the context of the GMS Regional Investment Framework.

Please find presentations, speeches and other documents below:

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See also

WGE 7th Semi Annual Meeting

29th October 2012

The GMS Working Group on Environment met on 25 October in Beijing, PRC, to review CEP-BCI's 2012 implementation progress and upcoming priorities. 

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Opening Statement at the 19th GMS Ministerial Conference

13th December 2013

Opening statement by ADB Vice-President Stephen P. Groff at the 19th GMS Ministerial Conference on 11 December 2013 held at Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic

Excellencies, distinguished delegates, ladies and gentlemen:

It is with great pleasure that I join you at this 19th Ministerial Conference of the Greater Mekong Subregion Economic Cooperation Program. Please allow me to first thank our hosts, the Lao People's Democratic Republic, for the warm welcome and hospitality extended to me and all participants, as well as for the excellent arrangements for our meeting. I would like to especially thank His Excellency Mr. Noulinh Sinbandhit, Lao PDR's GMS Minister, for welcoming us so graciously, and for chairing our meeting. It is my honor and pleasure to co-chair this meeting with him today.

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