Organized by the Foreign Environmental Cooperation Center/Lancang-Mekong Environmental Cooperation Center under the guidance of the Ministry of Ecology and Environment of China, this roundtable dialogue aimed to strengthen Lancang-Mekong countries’ policy exchange as well as the mainstreaming of sustainable infrastructure policies and investments to facilitate the implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The roundtable dialogue would also help develop the Lancang-Mekong Knowledge Hub for Low-carbon, Green and Sustainable Infrastructure and promote low-carbon development in the Lancang-Mekong region. It was participated by more than 100 participants from the governments of the Lancang-Mekong countries, UN agencies, international organisations, private sector and academia.
Ms. Tatirose Vijitpan, Focal Point of the Greater Mekong Sub-region Portfolio, gave presentation under “Session 2: Ecological Infrastructure Supports Community Sustainable Development in the Lancang-Mekong Region”. Her presentation titled“Regional Perspectives and Actions on the Ground: Integrated Ecosystem Management for Sustainable Livelihoods”, gave the regional view of the significant issues in the region related to ecosystem management and sustainable livelihoods that UNEP-IEMP have been contributing to address. Particularly, it highlights the ongoing “Improving Ecosystem Management for Sustainable Livelihoods in Cambodia and China within the Framework of Lancang-Mekong Cooperation Project”, financed by the UNEP-China Trust Fund Phase 2, that UNEP-IEMP is in charge of knowledge generation, capacity building, and – in collaboration with Ministry of Environment, Cambodia – pilot activities in Phnom Kulen National Park, Siem Reap province.
Lancang-Mekong Roundtable Dialogue on Green, Low Carbon and Sustainable Infrastructure was held online