U.S.-ROK Environmental Affairs Council and Environmental Cooperation Commission

Media Note
May 14, 2019

On May 13-14, the United States and the Republic of Korea held the third meetings of the Environmental Affairs Council (EAC) under the United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and the Environmental Cooperation Commission (ECC) under the United States-Korea Environmental Cooperation Agreement on May 13 and 14.

The United States and the Republic of Korea outlined actions they have taken to increase levels of environmental protection, ensure effective enforcement of environmental laws, and provide greater opportunities for public participation in environmental governance. The ECC reviewed environmental cooperation activities undertaken pursuant to the 2016-2018 Work Program and agreed on a 2019-2022 Work Program that includes activities on strengthening implementation and enforcement of environmental laws, among others.

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