background and history

At the 11th China-ASEAN Summit in 2007, the Chinese Premier WEN Jiabao introduced a set of cooperation proposals,including the formulation of the China-ASEAN strategy on environmental protection cooperation and the establishment of the China-ASEAN Environmental Protection Center (CAEC), with the aim to build a resource-conservingand environment-friendly EastAsia.
With the approval of the Chinese Government,CAEC was established in March 2010. Aiming at promoting regional cooperation on environment between ASEAN MemberStates and China, CAEC operates independently under the guidance and with the support of the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) of China.