ASEAN joins movement to beat plastic pollution
JAKARTA, 2 July 2018 -ASEAN- led by the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) - observed the World Environment Day on 5 June 2018, and joined the movement to reduce plastic wastes for environment in the region.
When interviewed, the ACB Executive Director Dr. Theresa Mundita S. Lim, cited "The home of ACB, Los Banos, Laguna, is the first ever municipality in the Philippines that regulated the use of plastic bags through Municipal Ordinance
The ASEAN Plus Three Youth Environment Forum (AYEF) 2016 with the theme ?Imagine, Create, and Change? was held on 8-10 April 2016 in Singapore, co-organised by the National Environment Agency (NEA) Singapore and the ASEAN Secretariat, and co-funded by Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) Jakarta Office and ASEAN Plus Three Cooperation Fund. The event was held in conjunction with Youth for the Environment Day (YED) Singapore. The Forum was attended by a total of 184 youth participants, including youth
Bandar Seri Begawan, 4 December 2013: The ASEAN Plus Three Youth Environment Forum closes today with the youth participants making a pledge to take on environmental protection as a personal responsibility and demonstrate it through their daily activities to inspire other youths in their respective countries.
The Honourable Pehin Orang Kaya Indera Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Haji Suyoi bin Haji Osman, Minister of Development, Brunei Darussalam, in his opening speech called for envi
NAY PYI TAW, 9 August 2016 – The 27th Meeting of ASEAN Senior Officials on Environment (ASOEN), which was held back-to-back with the 38th Governing Board Meeting of the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB), kicked off in Nay Pyi Taw on 1 August. Participants from all ASEAN Member States attended the four-day meeting.
During the opening, U Khin Maung Yi, the Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation of Myanmar reaffirmed that ASEAN Vision 2025 cal
(Pyeongchang, ROK, October 17) – The environment ministers of the ten ASEAN Member States reiterated their countries’ commitment to biodiversity conservation in a statement read at the ongoing Twelfth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP12) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). The statement was read by Dr. Thet Thet Zin, Deputy Union Minister, Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry, Republic of the Union of Myanmar.
In reiterating ASEAN&
JAKARTA, 4 August 2020 - The ASEAN Secretariat held a webinar to increase concerted effort and preparedness in preventing haze events, predicted to peak in August September.
The webinar was supported by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)-funded Measurable Action for Haze-Free Sustainable Land Management in Southeast Asia (MAHFSA) Programme.
Participants of the webinar included the ASEAN haze sectoral body, relevant ASEAN sectoral bodies, partners, and private sector
CANCUN, 20 December 2016 An event that showcased ASEAN's efforts in biodiversity conservation was held at the sidelines of the 13th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity on 16 December in Cancun, Mexico. Called the ASEAN's Response to the Challenge of Biodiversity Loss, it highlighted the achievement of the Aichi Biodiversity Target 11 and the Convention on Biological Diversity Programme of Work on Protected Areas. It also brought together key partner
[Kaeng Krachan, Thailand] – Twenty-five protected area management experts from the 10 ASEAN Member States met on November 4-6, 2014 in Petchaburi, Thailand to discuss ways to further strengthen the network of ASEAN Heritage Parks – protected areas that are home for some of the world’s most enigmatic species and harbor a globally significant wealth of biodiversity. Organized by the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) and hosted by the Department of National Parks, Wild
ASEAN region occupies three (3) per cent of the worlds total land area and is home to 18 per cent of known plants and animals. The Region covers four (4) biodiversity hotspots and has high species endemicity, which brings the region to the fore of the world s critical habitats that are important to global environmental sustainability. In a boost to enrich natural heritage and outstanding values of more than 1,300 protected areas in the region, the ASEAN Heritage Parks (AHP) Programme was estab
CANCUN, 13 December 2016 - The ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) launched a documentary video on the Small Grants Programme (SGP) that aims to improve biodiversity conservation and the livelihoods of people in the ASEAN Heritage Parks (AHPs). The video was launched on the sidelines of the 13th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity held in Cancun, Mexico on 2-17 December 2016.
The event was graced by the presence of Atty. Roberto V. Oliva, Exe
Bangkok, 15 February 2016 – More than 500 biodiversity stakeholders gathered today in Bangkok for the ASEAN Conference on Biodiversity 2016 (ACB2016). The Conference, with the theme “Biodiversity for Sustainable Development,” is held for the second time after the first Conference in 2009 in Singapore.
The ACB2016 was opened by H.E. General Surasak Karnjanarat, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of Thailand; H.E. Vongthep Arthakaivalvatee, Deputy Secretary-Gen
JAKARTA, 27 March 2017 - What is biodiversity Ask people what they think it means, and chances are only a few can accurately define it. Fewer still can explain its significance to human survival. The immense communication gap between the biodiversity conservation community and the general public is a major factor hampering efforts to achieve biodiversity conservation goals in the ASEAN region and elsewhere in the world. To help bridge this gap, ASEAN will recognise 10 ASEAN Biodiversity He
JAKARTA, 27 July 2020 Hundreds of youth from ASEAN and other countries joined in the first episode of the Interactive Webinar Series on ASEAN Youth and COVID-19 under the theme #ASEANYouth at the Forefront of COVID-19 Response.
The ASEAN Secretariat, ASEAN Foundation, ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity,and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) jointly held the two-hour virtual event.
It presented ASEAN youths contributions to COVID-19 response at the commun
JAKARTA, 13 March 2017 - In the framework of the annual review of European Union and ASEAN cooperation, known as the Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC), the EU and ASEAN marked the beginning of a year dedicated to the 40th anniversary of their dialogue relations with the start of new cooperation programmes and a youth photo exhibition. The event highlighted the recent signature of two new EU-ASEAN programmes on sustainable use of peatlands and haze mitigation, as well as biodiversity conservation
Jakarta, 22 June 2018
To promote appreciation to the biodiversity richness of the ASEAN region through the art of photography, the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB), with support from the European Union (EU), calls on all photography and nature enthusiasts to join this years staging of the Zooming in on Biodiversity, an ASEAN-wide photo competition.
In commemoration of the 2018 International Day for Biological Diversity with the theme, Celebrating 25 Years of Action for Biodiversity, the