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 27th ASEAN Transport Ministers Meeting chaired by Cambodia on 11 November 2021 adopted the Phnom Penh Declaration on Sustainable Urban Mobility, which supports the objectives of economic development, social equity, safety, security, and environmental sustainability. This is the first Declaration on Sustainable Transport issued by the ASEAN Transport Ministers focusing on urban and metropolitan regional mobility.
The Declaration acknowledges challeng
This Report was published for the World Summit on Sustainable Development held in Johannesburg , South Africa . The Report showcased ASEAN's achievements on sustainable development and emphasised the use of regional governance mechanisms, and regional goals and plans as a vehicle to implement these efforts at the national and regional levels.
The major recommendations of the ASEAN report to the WSSD were: encourage sustainable economic growth; reform of the international financial structure;
ASEAN finance sectoral bodies today achieved a milestone towards meeting Paris Agreement commitments by introducing a common language across ASEAN for financing sustainable economic activities.
In conjunction with the 26th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26), the ASEAN Taxonomy Board (ATB) released the ASEAN Taxonomy for Sustainable Finance (ASEAN Taxonomy) – Version 1. Version 1 will provide a frame for discussi
We, the Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the People’s Republic of China, gathered at the 24th ASEAN-China Summit on 26 October 2021;
Recalling the important documents that lay the groundwork and chart the course for cooperation on environmental protection and sustainable development between the two sides, including the ASEAN-China Joint Declaration on Strategic Partnership for Peace and Prosperity signed in October 2003, the ASEAN-China Leaders’ Jo
The Lead Implementing Body for Sustainable Infrastructure (LIB-SI), ASEAN Secretariat, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and Multilateral Cooperation Center for Development Finance (MCDF) co-organised a workshop on Post-COVID-19 Infrastructure and Connectivity in Southeast Asia: Challenges and Opportunities, on 26 April.
The online workshop shared information and exchanged views on investment and policy strategies of some multilateral development banks
The Secretary-General of ASEAN Dato Lim Jock Hoi and the Ambassador of the European Union (EU) to ASEAN Igor Driesmans officially launched the Bike45Ride cycling event today (13/8) in Jakarta, as ASEAN and EU celebrate 45 years of strategic partnership.
Representatives of ASEAN, EU Delegations and EU Member States marked the occasion with a symbolic ride from the ASEAN Secretariat to the premises of the EU Delegation in Jakarta.
Prior to flagging off the start of the Bi
The United Kingdom (UK), Lead Implementing Body for Sustainable Infrastructure (LIB-SI), and the ASEAN Secretariat, co-organised the UK-ASEAN Sustainable Leadership in Infrastructure Conference yesterday, online and in-person in Singapore.
More than 200 participants, including officials and representatives from ASEAN Member States, the United Kingdom, as well as other external partners and the private sector, attended the event.
ASEAN Secretariat. 2017. ISBN 978-602-6392-71-8. The Fifth ASEAN State of Environment Report was launched at the sideline of the 14th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Environment (AMME) on 12 September 2017 in Brunei Darussalam.
ASEAN publishes its State of the Environment Report (SOER) periodically. The First ASEAN SOER was published in 1997, covering the then seven ASEAN Member States (AMS). Three years later, the Second ASEAN SOER was published, covering all of the current ten AMS. The Third SOE
The ASEAN-ADB joint publication entitled Fire, Smoke and Haze. The ASEAN Response Strategy brings together the current knowledge about land and forest fires, examines the causes and impacts with particular reference to Southeast Asia , and suggests what could happen in the future. It assesses ASEAN's response to the haze phenomenon and suggests national, regional and global action to deal with the challenge. The book is intended as a reference source and general guide for fire and haze manageme
This Report (SoER1) is the first in the series of state of the environment reporting of ASEAN. The SoER1 takes stock of environmental conditions and their impact and interrelati onship with other sectoral areas in ASEAN. The SoER1 also offers a glimpse of the prospects and challenges facing the region and highlight what ASEAN has done to protect the environment and promote sustainable development.
The SoER1 was the result of collaborative efforts among ASEAN Member Countries especially their
The Report takes a holistic approach in presenting the socio-economic conditions, the status and trends in the various environmental sectors, and what ASEAN is doing to promote environmental sustainability while placing priority on socio-economic development. In line with the theme of "Green ASEAN", the Report has focused on greening the ASEAN economy, highlighting how a sustainable and resilient economic base could be built from the rich natural resources of the region which at the same time en
ASEAN recognises the difficulties of smallholders, farmers and shifting cultivators in implementing zero burning practices. These Guidelines provide recommendations for these parties on the implementation of controlled burning and other related practices, to promote sustainable forest management and environment-friendly land management and agricultural practices.
The Guidelines were developed from case studies and surveys on current best practices in Indonesia, especially in Sumatra and Kalim
ASEAN Secretariat. 2003. ISBN: 979-8080-98-X. ASEAN has adopted the zero-burning policy in 1999. This publication provides guidelines on zero burning techniques, among others, based on commercial scale experience of plantation companies in Malaysia and Indonesia.
Apart from the zero burning techniques, the Guidelines also highlight the benefits, prerequisites as well as constraints in implementing zero burning practices