Conference on the Environment on Monday opened in Khabarovsk in the Russian presidency in the forum "The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation", told RIA Novosti the organizing committee.
Twenty-fourth annual meeting of the leaders of the Asia-Pacific region will be held in Vladivostok in September. This is a first for Russia APEC summit. In Khabarovsk, from 16 to 26 July by the meeting of the expert groups and the APEC Ministerial Meeting on Tourism and the Environment.
"Meeting on the Environment — is a regular meeting, which was opened in Khabarovsk in the Russian Presidency of the forum this year. The theme conservation ecology is an important agenda of APEC," — said the source.
According to him, despite the fact that the structure of APEC is not specifically laid down a working body on environmental issues, it is actively discussed in several divisions forum.
The meeting opened under the chairmanship of the Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation Sergey Donskoy.