Fifth GMS Environment Ministers' Meeting

Chiang Mai, Thailand 30 January to 1 February 2018

Every 3 years the environment ministers from the six Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) countries gather to review progress and set the agenda for environmental cooperation in the subregion under the GMS Economic Cooperation Program.

The 5th GMS Environment Ministers’ Meeting was held from 30 January to 1 February 2018 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The formal EMM-5 meeting of ministers on 1 February was preceded by 2 days of side events on 30 and 31 January.

The overall theme of EMM-5 was ‘GMS Environmental Cooperation Toward Inclusive and Sustainable Growth.’ The event generated high-level consensus from the GMS countries and development partners to scale up green investments to address environmental challenges in the subregion.

EMM-5 – the premier event of the GMS Working Group on Environment (WGE) - was organized by Thailand’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and the ADB-led Environment Operations Center. Around 280 participants attended. Delegates included environment leaders and senior government officials from key ministries, senior Asian Development Bank staff, representatives from international and regional development organizations, and heads of green technology companies.

The EMM-5 events were as follows:

Days 1 & 2: Forum on Inclusive Green Growth: Investing for a Sustainable Future

Day 2: Senior Officials Meeting (closed meeting)

Day 2: Development Partners Roundtable

Day 3: Fifth GMS Environment Ministers’ Meeting (formal meeting of ministers)

Meeting materials can be downloaded below and from the related event materials. Proceedings will be added when available.

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EMM-5 (Formal Meeting of Ministers)

1st February 2018

Environment ministers from the six GMS countries gathered in Chiang Mai, Thailand on 1 February 2018 to review the Core Environment Program’s (CEP) progress and achievements and endorse its new Strategic Framework and Action Plan, 2018-2022.

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Video: Environmental Cooperation in the GMS

5th February 2018

Government and development partners talk about the importance of regional environmental cooperation in the Greater Mekong Subregion, with a focus on the GMS Core Environment Program. The film was launched at the Fifth GMS Environment Ministers' Meeting in Chiang Mai, Thailand, on 1 February 2018.

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