Ministers responsible for the environment and their representatives from ASEAN Member States met in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on 18 October 2011 on the occasion of the 13th Informal ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on the Environment and the 7th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the ASEAN Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution. The Ministers reviewed on-going programmes on the environment and discussed new activities to further promote regional environmental cooperation.
1 June 2018, Bangkok, Thailand.
The Twentieth Meeting of the Sub-Regional Ministerial Steering Committee on Transboundary Haze Pollution (20th MSC) was held on 1 June 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand, and attended by Ministers/representatives responsible for the environment, for land, forest fires and haze, from Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand, and the Secretary-General of ASEAN. The Twentieth Meeting of the Technical Working Group on Transboundary Haze Pollution (20t
Two new species of tea plants were recently discovered by scientists and academicians of Da Lat University in Vu Quang National Park in the province of Ha Tinh, Viet Nam. The said species are Camellia vuquangensis, a 3 to 4 meter high shrub with narrow light purple leaves; and Camellia hatinhensis, a 4 to 6 meter high shrub with hairy shoots and oval leaves. Both species bears yellow flowers.
“The discovery of two new species of tea plants in Vu Quang National Park in the prov
Almost 6,400 participants, including representatives of the countries parties, observer countries, and international organizations?attended the Thirteenth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP13) to negotiate agreements and commitments that give impulse to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity as well as the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and the Aichi goals. COP13 activities and events will be held
ASEAN Heritage Parks constitute a network of 38 protected areas that encompass ecosystems and species that best represent ASEAN. As Secretariat of the AHP Programme, the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity facilitates knowledge sharing and skills building for AHPs, including the conduct of a regional conference every three years.
“The 5th AHP Conference is another milestone in the ASEAN Member States’ efforts to conserve the region’s biodiversity and in promoting its sustain
BANGKOK, 27-28 November 2019 The ASEAN Secretariat (ASEC) and the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) held a two-day introductory workshop on Natural capital in ASEAN in Bangkok. Supported by the Enhanced Regional EU ASEAN Dialogue Instrument (E READI), the workshop facilitated a dialogue between EU and ASEAN on tools and narratives for the integration of natural capital in related decision-making.
The ASEAN region is known for its rich natural resources and biodiversity. Over the years it ha
The Seminar on Formulating ASEAN-China Environmental Cooperation Action Plan 2016-2020 was held on 14-15 June 2016 in Kunming, China. The Seminar aimed to formulate ASEAN-China Environmental Cooperation Action Plan (2016-2020) to operationalise the ASEAN-China Strategy on Environmental Cooperation (2016-2020), which was recently endorsed by the ASEAN Senior Officials on Environment (ASOEN) and China. The Seminar was co-chaired by Mr. Peng Bin, Director for China-ASEAN Environment Cooperation Cen
Protected area management has always had its challenges: habitat loss and destruction, poaching of wildlife, law enforcement, encroachment, and many more. In recent years, protected areas with increasingly fragile biodiversity had to contend with increasing pressures from climate change. This provided the impetus for the establishment of the Biodiversity and Climate Change Project (BCCP) by the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) and Germany’s GIZ.
Addressing the interface bet
For ten years IFAD has been working in partnership with the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to combat peatland fires and haze pollution by fostering sustainable peatland management in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region in collaboration with the EU and the Global Environment Centre (GEC).
This collaboration was the subject of an IFAD-led event at the Sixth GEF Assembly in Da Nang, Vietnam.
Opening the event, Margarita Astralaga, Director of the Environment, Climate, Gen
Following the success of the project’s first phase, the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Vietnam Environment Association (VEA) for the Second Phase of Small Grants Programme, or SGP II, on 28 February 2019 in the Office of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment in Hanoi, Viet Nam.
The Memorandum of Understanding, which is a big step towards SGP II’s aim to contribute to biodiversity protection and management of natural
A total of 66 youth participants from the ASEAN Member States (AMS) participated in the ASEAN Plus Three Youth Environment Forum (AYEF) 2018, one of the recurring programmes overseen by the ASEAN Working Group on Environmental Education (AWGEE) from 30 June to 2 July 2018 in Singapore. Organised by the National Environment Agency of Singapore with the theme Imagine. Create. Change., the Forum provided opportunities for youths in the region to build their knowledge and skill capacity as well as e