ASEAN Secretariat. 2017. ISBN 978-602-6392-71-8.
The Fifth ASEAN State of Environment Report was launched at the sideline of the 14th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Environment (AMME) on 12 September 2017 in Brunei Darussalam.
ASEAN publishes its State of the Environment Report (SOER) periodically. The First ASEAN SOER was published in 1997, covering the then seven ASEAN Member States (AMS). Three years later, the Second ASEAN SOER was published, covering all of the current ten AMS. The Third SOER was released in 2006. This Fifth ASEAN SOER (2017) (SOER5) follows the Fourth SOER (2009) which was released in 2010.
The SOER5 provides policymakers and relevant stakeholders with key information and facts to make informed decisions and develop strategies on addressing pressures and impacts to environmental systems. It is also essential to realise that many of these pressures and impacts are interlinked, therefore a systemic view is deemed necessary to consider in important decisions. Addressing these pressures and impacts will also contribute to the achievement of ASEAN Community Vision 2025, Sustainable Development Goals under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and many other global commitments.
The SOER5 highlights the key challenges for the ASEAN region by analyzing the state and trends of social, economic and environmental conditions and looking in-depth at six thematic areas i.e. atmosphere, land, biota and ecosystems, fresh water, coasts and oceans, production and consumption.
The SOER5 was developed with support from UN Environment and the Government of Japan through Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF), and printed with support from Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF).