The German International Cooperation (GIZ) and Clean Air Asia jointly organized a workshop entitled “From Low-hanging Fruits to High-hanging Fruits: Capitalizing on Project Achievements” on 18 November 2014 at the Taj Samudra Hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka as part of the Integrated Conference of Better Air Quality (BAQ) 2014 and Intergovernmental 8th Regional Environmentally Sustainable Transport (EST) Forum in Asia and the Pacific. This was organized for the project “Clean Air fo
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)
Bandar Seri Begawan
The 5th High Level Seminar on Environmentally Sustainable Cities (HLS ESC), organised by the Governments of Indonesia, Japan, Cambodia, the United States, the AWGESC and the ASEAN Secretariat, was held in Surabaya, Indonesia from 28th February – 1st March 2014 under the framework of the East Asia Summit Environment Ministers Meeting (EAS EMM).
The Seminar was chaired by Mr. Dana A. Kartakusuma (Assistant Minister for Global Environment, Ministry of Environment, Government of Indonesia)
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, which was co-organised by the Government of Japan, Government of Malaysia, Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA), J
Governments of ASEAN Member States have increasingly recognized biodiversity’s extreme importance to human survival. National and local governments are taking individual steps to preserve flora, fauna, and other biological resources. With biodiversity knowing no boundaries, ASEAN Member States acknowledge that working together is crucial to addressing common problems.
In 1999, the need to establish an ASEAN institution to promote knowledge sharing about best practices and comm
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB), with the theme, ACB and ASEAN Member States: A Decade of Cooperation on Biodiversity Conservation. As part of the celebration, ACB organized a series of activities on 2 October 2015 at the College of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of the Philippines, Los Banos, Laguna. Such activities include the following: 1. Groundbreaking of the New ACB Headquarters Building; 2. Tree Growing
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 ASEAN Member States in Cooperation with the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity, the launch coincided with the programs planning workshop on
JAKARTA, 20 May 2020 The ASEAN Secretariat (ASEC) and the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) held their first webinar on May 20, underscoring the linkages of biodiversity and health and regional efforts to integrate biodiversity conservation into the COVID-19 response.
Gathering a panel of experts, the webinar entitled Biodiversity and Preventing Future Pandemics took place through Zoom and was broadcast live on Facebook, engaging citizens and various audiences from the ASEAN Member States a
JAKARTA, 18 August 2020 Today, the Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) and the Norwegian Institute for Water Research, in coordination with the ASEAN Secretariat and the Government of Norway, held the Regional Webinar on Reducing Marine Plastic Pollution during the COVID-19 Pandemic in ASEAN Countries.
The webinar is part of ASEAN-Norwegian Cooperation Project on Local Capacity Building for Reducing Plastic Pollution in the ASEAN Region?s (ASEANO) efforts to support ASEAN in combating
ASEAN is committed to promoting environmental education and public participation to achieve the vision of a clean and green ASEAN. Schools that inculcate the value of environmentally sustainable policies and practices as an integral part of them play a critical role in educating the young generation on the importance of involvement in environmental protection and nature conservation. These are the main messages of the ASEAN Environment Year (AEY) 2012 celebration themed ‘Environm
BALI, INDONESIA, 23 NOVEMBER 2011
For the second time, the ASEAN Environment Ministers presented the prestigious ASEAN Environmentally Sustainable Cities (ESC) Award to recognise exemplary initiatives to keep ASEAN cities clean, green, and livable even as they continue to grow as centers of economic and industrial activity.
This event also included the presentation of Certificates of Recognition, for the first time, to six cities in ASEAN which were selected on a competitive basis. Each Ce
LOS BANOS, 19 April 2018
The ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) named Dr. Theresa Mundita Lim as its new Executive Director. The turnover and oath-taking ceremony for the new Executive Director was held at the ACB Headquarters in Los Banos, Laguna, Philippines on 17 April.
Dr. Lim, in her acceptance speech, shared with the guests the plans she has for ACB, and how she intended to perform her duties. We need to continue our resiliency in our conservation efforts, she said, as she named the
HANOI, 26 March 2018 - Aiming to inspire people to take action for biodiversity by sharing noteworthy stories about biodiversity conservation, the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB), with support from the European Union (EU), will hold the first leg of the ASEAN Biodiversity Heroes Regional Forum Series in Hanoi, Viet Nam, on 26-27 March.
The forum will be held at the Hanoi University of Natural Resources and Environment with participants from various sectoral groups. The biodiversity heroes
The effects of climate change are readily apparent in ASEAN as witnessed by the increasing number of extreme weather events, temperatures fluctuation and sea level rise. ASEAN cities are at a particular risk as many of them are located along coasts and river deltas. With half of ASEAN’s population already living in cities, ASEAN city governments are taking a proactive approach to counter this threat through programs that aim to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change.
At a recent event in Singapore supported by UN Climate Change, ASEAN Member States, have agreed to explore the possibility of developing a harmonized approach to measuring, reporting and verifying greenhouse gas emissions as a first step towards further regional collaboration on carbon markets.
Under the Paris Climate Change Agreement of 2015, countries agreed to limit the rise in global average temperature well below 2 degrees Celsius by curbing their carbon emissions, as detailed in their nat