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ACB-Germany-ASEAN Launch Programme on Biodiversity

7 April 2015, Jakarta, Indonesia — A program that will protect the biological diversity, promote the sustainable management of natural ecosystems, and improve the livelihoods of the local population in the ASEAN region was launched today by Germany and the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) in Jakarta, Indonesia. Titled “Protection of Biological Diversity in the […]

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Sharing Lessons from Biodiversity and Climate Change Projects in ASEAN

Protected area management has always had its challenges: habitat loss and destruction, poaching of wildlife, law enforcement, encroachment, and many more. In recent years, protected areas with increasingly fragile biodiversity had to contend with increasing pressures from climate change. This provided the impetus for the establishment of the Biodiversity and Climate Change Project (BCCP) by […]

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6th High Level Seminar on Environmentally Sustainable Cities

The 6th High Level Seminar on Environmentally Sustainable Cities (HLS ESC) was held in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, on 9–10 February 2015, organised by the Governments of Malaysia, Japan, Cambodia, the ASEAN Working Group on Environmentally Sustainable Cities (AWGESC) and the ASEAN Secretariat. The Seminar was preceded by the ‘FutureCity Initiative” Forum on 8 February 2015, […]

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ASEAN Strengthens Biodiversity Heritage Parks

[Kaeng Krachan, Thailand] – Twenty-five protected area management experts from the 10 ASEAN Member States met on November 4-6, 2014 in Petchaburi, Thailand to discuss ways to further strengthen the network of ASEAN Heritage Parks – protected areas that are home for some of the world’s most enigmatic species and harbor a globally significant wealth […]

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National Dissemination Workshop on Clean Air Planning for Smaller Cities

The GIZ project ‘Clean Air for Smaller Cities in the ASEAN region’ (CASC) cooperates with the Indonesian Ministry of Environment’s (MoE) Pollution division on improving air quality management in Indonesia. Through this collaboration, emissions inventories (EI) that include local pollutants as well as CO2 have been elaborated for Palembang and Surakarta. Together with a set […]

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Climate Change Negotiation for Policy Makers from ASEAN Member States

The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) and the French Regional Delegation for Cooperation in ASEAN conducted a workshop on ‘Climate Change for Policy Makers from ASEAN Member States’, 18–19 June 2014, in Hanoi, Viet Nam. This 2-day-workshop gathered 20 officials from ASEAN countries and officials from the ASEAN Secretariat to contribute to the Asia-Europe dialogue on climate […]

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