Working Group on Environment (WGE)

 

 

The Working Group on Environment (WGE) provides overall leadership and direction for the Core Environment Program in the Greater Mekong Subregion. WGE also plays an important role in facilitating cross-sector environmental collaboration within the six countries in the subregion.

The working group members are nominated senior government officials from the environment ministries of each country.

The GMS Environment Operations Center (EOC) in Bangkok, Thailand coordinates program implementation and provides secretariat support to the working group.

 


10th Semi-Annual Meeting of the GMS Working Group on Environment

The 10th Semi-Annual Meeting of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Working Group on Environment (WGE-SAM10) was held on 11 November 2015 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The meeting was chaired by Dr. Rungnapar Pattanavibool, Director, Office of International Cooperation on Natural Resources and Environment, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Thailand; and co-chaired by Mr. Pavit Ramachandran, Senior Environment Specialist, Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Project Officer for the Core Environment Program (CEP).


21st Annual Meeting of the GMS Working Group on Environment

The 21st Annual Meeting of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Working Group on Environment (WGE AM21), held on 23 June 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand, was chaired by Dr. Wijarn Simachaya, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE), Thailand (morning, first half), Dr. Prasert Sornsathapornkul, Director, National Park and Protected Area Innovations Institute, Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, MNRE (morning, second half), and Dr.



20th Annual Meeting of the GMS Working Group on Environment

The 20th Annual Meeting of the Greater Mekong Subregion Working Group on Environment (WGE AM20) was chaired by Mr. Hla Maung Thein, Deputy Director General, Environmental Conservation Department, Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry (MOECAF), Myanmar, and co-chaired by Mr. Sanath Ranawana, Senior Natural Resources Management Specialist, Asian Development Bank (ADB).



8th Semi-Annual Meeting of the GMS Working Group on Environment

The 8th Semi-Annual Meeting of the Working Group on Environment (WGE SAM-8) was chaired by Madame Keobang A Keola, Director General, Department of Pollution Control, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), and co-chaired by Mr. Sanath Ranawana, Senior Natural Resources Management Specialist, Asian Development Bank (ADB).



19th Annual Meeting of the Greater Mekong Subregion Working Group on Environment

The Nineteenth Meeting of the Working Group on Environment (WGE AM-19) was held in Xiengkhouang, Lao PDR. The meeting was held in parallel to the Working Group on Agriculture’s 10th Annual Meeting, and was preceded by a joint knowledge event on 2 April and a joint field trip on 4 April. WGE AM-19 was organized by Lao PDR’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) and the GMS Environment Operations Center (EOC).



7th Semi-Annual Meeting of the GMS Working Group on Environment

The 7th Semi-Annual Meeting of the Working Group on Environment (WGE AM-18) was held in Beijing, People’s Republic of China (PRC). The meeting was hosted by the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP), with support from the Greater Mekong Subregion Environment Operations Center (EOC). The major objectives of the meeting were to (i) report on Core Environment Program and Biodiversity Conservation Corridors Initiative’s (CEP-BCI) activity status and component strategies, (ii) discuss CEP-BCI implementation, and (iii) discuss related programs.