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2014 ASEAN Environmentally Sustainable Cities Award and Certificates of Recognition
date_range14 November, 2014

The ASEAN Environment Ministers conferred the 3rd ASEAN Environmentally Sustainable Cities (ESC) Award and 2nd Certificates of Recognition for Clean Air, Clean Water and Clean Land at the sideline of the 15th Informal ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Environment (IAMME) on 30 October 2014 in Vientiane, Lao PDR to the following cities:

Recipients of the 3rd ASEAN ESC Awards (2014)

Country City
Brunei Darussalam Bandar Seri Begawan
Cambodia Battambang Municipality
Indonesia Balikpapan
Lao PDR Luang Prabang
Malaysia Melaka
Myanmar Yangon
Philippines San Carlos
Singapore North West District
Thailand Chiang Rai City
Viet Nam Hue City

Recipients of 2nd ASEAN Certificates of Recognition (2014)

City Country Category
Tangerang Indonesia Clean Air for Big Cities
Da Lat City Viet Nam Clean Air for Small Cities
Phnom Penh Cambodia Clean Water for Big Cities
Nakhon Sawan Thailand Clean Water for Small Cities
Davao City Philippines Clean Land for Big Cities
Roi-et Thailand Clean Land for Small Cities

The Presentation Ceremony was held at the National Convention Centre, Vientiane, Lao PDR, attended by all 15th IAMME delegates, the Chairperson of the ASEAN Working Group on Environmentally Sustainable Cities (AWGESC) and National Focal Points, City Mayors and officials, and AWGESC Partners.

Trophies and certificates were presented by H.E. Mr. Noulinh Sinbandhit, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of Lao PDR and H.E. Mr. Say Samal, Minister of Environment, Cambodia, on behalf of the Environment Ministers of ASEAN Member States, to the City Mayors of ASEAN Member States or their representatives.

In the welcoming speech at the Presentation Ceremony, H.E. Mr. Noulinh Sinbandhit, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of Lao PDR expressed hope that the awardee cities would become “a model that inspire other cities to emulate, with replicable and up-scalable practices and policies to help deliver urban environmental services that are “pro-poor, low carbon, environmentally sound, resource efficient and recovery oriented”.

The cities receiving the Award were selected based on their respective national criteria for environmentally sustainable cities, while the cities receiving the Certificates of Recognition were selected based on a competitive basis using the ASEAN Key Indicators for Clean Air, Clean Land, and Clean Water, in the categories of small cities (with a population of 20,000 – 750,000 people) and big cities (with 750,000 – 1.5 million people).


The 1st and 2nd ASEAN Environmentally Sustainable Cities (ESC) Award were conferred in 2008 and 2011, respectively.

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