Joint Statement on the Implementation of Sustainable Consumption and Production in ASEAN by the ASEAN Ministers Responsible for Environment

WE, the Ministers responsible for environment of the Government of Brunei Darussalam, the Kingdom of Cambodia, the Republic of Indonesia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, the Republic of the Philippines, the Republic of Singapore, the Kingdom of Thailand and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, on the occasion of the 14th Informal ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on the Environment;

AFFIRMING that the implementation of Sustainable Consumption and Production is an important objective of Sustainable Development.

RECOGNIZING that ASEAN is a dynamic community and the implementation of Sustainable Consumption and Production is fundamental to sustaining our development and achieving our prosperity.

RECOGNIZING that in addressing environmental, social and economic trends through the implementation of Sustainable Consumption and Production, additional policy support and ongoing public and private sector investments in capacity building on technical skills and institutional competency are needed.

ACKNOWLEDGING that the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) adopted the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production (10YFP), and the resolution 203 of the 67th Session or 67/203 of the United Nations General Assembly on the adoption of the 10YFP.

THEREFORE, WE

COMMIT to strengthen our cooperation within ASEAN and with ASEAN Dialogue Partners, relevant UN Agencies and other international partners on the implementation of Sustainable Consumption and Production.

ENCOURAGE relevant stakeholders in ASEAN, including private sector and civil society, to enhance their contribution to sustainable development by continuously building its capacities, implementing best practices for Sustainable Consumption and Production, and promoting exemplary regional cooperation of  the 10YFP activities, including through relevant ASEAN Bodies.

INVITE Dialogue Partners to provide necessary  funding and technical assistance to the implementation of Sustainable Consumption and Production in ASEAN Member States through all channels including the Bali Strategic Plan for Technology Support and Capacity-building.

CONTINUE the exchange of information, experiences, and best practices on Sustainable Consumption and Production.

ACKNOWLEDGE Indonesia’s proposal to explore the possibility of establishing an ASEAN Forum on Sustainable Consumption and Production.

Adopted in Surabaya, Indonesia, this Twentyfifth Day of September in the Year of Two Thousand and Thirteen.

 

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