Creating a Northwest Pacific Region Network
Overview of international cooperation
(Reprinting of No.238, 2012 produced by Toyama Pref.)
International Cooperation Activities
1. Support to the Environmental Subcommittee of NEAR
Toyama Prefecture is elected as a coordinator for the Environment Subcommittee of the Association of North East Asia Regional Governments (NEAR) and NPEC performs the administrative duties of the subcommittee.
2. Promotion of the cooperation among coastal municipalities for the environment
In order to effectively promote environmental cooperation amang local governments in coastal regions, NPEC collects information of environmental protection and exchanges views to implement projects for environmental protection.
3. Joint environmental reseaches with Liaoning, China
To tackle serious air pollution problems, NPEC has conducted joint reseach programs with Liaoning Province such as on Yellow Sand, automobile emissions and Volatile Organic Compound (VOC).The programs include researches, briefing seeions for local citizens and training sessions for officials of Liaoning Province.
- 2008～2011：Yellow Sand
- 2012～2014：Automobile emissions
- 2014～：Volatile Organic Compound（VOC)
4. Promotion of the human resource development
The Environmental Experience Program is being implemented, targeting young people in the Northeast Asia Region, to develop human resources who are able to think and act by themselves, through firsthand experience and international exchange on environmental protection.