To be delivered by the Kingdom of Cambodia, as the current Chair of the ASEAN
The ASEAN Member States reaffirm our agreements and actions as expressed in the ASEAN Joint Statement to the First Part of the 15th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 15, Part I), including –
Strengthening regional cooperation to halt species extinctions and protect priority species populations in the ASEAN region;
Cooperating to identify, manage, and protect important ecosystems, such as forests and wetlands, to ensure their continued provision of ecosystem services, including water and food security, air quality, and soil fertility;
Encouraging efforts on the conservation and sustainable use of marine and coastal ecosystems, including an integrated land-to-sea approach to prevent
and reduce marine debris in the ASEAN region;
Enhancing cooperation on restoring habitats and ecosystems for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity while improving community
livelihoods and the maintenance of vital ecosystems; and
Strengthening institutional arrangements, including through transboundary cooperation to improve governance and effective operationalisation of
multilateral agreements and frameworks, and eliminate threats stemming from unsustainable and illegal exploitation of biodiversity.
Read the full CBD COP 15 Part II here.