EU, ASEAN launch environmental protection initiative

(VOVWORLD) - The European Union (EU) on Thursday launched a Green Team Europe Initiative in partnership with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), said Commissioner for International Partnerships Jutta Urpilainen on Thursday during the 3rd ASEAN-EU Dialogue on Sustainable Development held in Jakarta, Indonesia.
EU, ASEAN launch environmental protection initiative  - ảnh 1Mangrove forests in Nui Chua national park, Ninh Thuan province, Vietnam (Photo: VNA)

The initiative, backed by a 30-million euro grant from the EU budget, is expected to strengthen the EU-ASEAN partnership in climate action, environmental and biodiversity protection, clean energy transition, disaster resilience, prevention of illegal logging, wildlife trafficking, and air pollution.

As part of the EU's overall Green Deal diplomacy, the initiative provides the framework for coordinated green action between participating Team Europe partners and ASEAN member states. It will be implemented both at national and regional levels in the ASEAN region.

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