GMS Working Group on Environment 23rd Annual Meeting

Siem Reap, Cambodia 12th July 2017

The 23rd Annual Meeting of the GMS Working Group on Environment reviewed Core Environment Program achievements and challenges during 2016 and discuss progress and priorities for CEP Phase III planning.

The event also outlined progress with planning for the 5th GMS Environment Ministers' Meeting, scheduled for 6-8 February, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

WGE AM-23 was hosted by Cambodia's Ministry of Environment with support from the GMS Environment Operations Center. It was preceded by a 1-day event on Green Growth in the GMS: Best Practices. Following the official WGE AM-23 meeting, WGE members attended the 2nd Task Force Meeting to further develop plans for 5th GMS Environment Ministers' Meeting.

Presentations and other meeting documents can be downloaded below.

 

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