Twinning Partnerships

Counterpart exchange and agency cooperation is at the heart of AECEN. Partners share experience, information and best practices. Read more

Who We Are

The mission of AECEN is to promote improved compliance with environmental legal requirements in Asia through regional exchange of innovative policies and practices. Read more

The Joint Statement

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EIA Compendium

EIA Compendium
AECEN has been commissioned to maintain an environmental impact assessment (EIA) clearinghouse to facilitate knowledge capture and dissemination of information on international and regional best practices in EIA implementation.
  • May 26 2015

    The Philippine National Police Maritime Group was recently honored with the first Asia Environmental Enforcement Award along with seven other organizations in Asia.

    The Maritime Group was recognized for conducting more than 1,500 operations on the violation of fisheries and wildlife laws leading to the seizure of endangered aquatic species, 3,000 arrests and collection of more than $300,000 in fines.

    The award, a joint initiative of the UN Environmental Programme and Freeland,...

  • May 25 2015

    Introduction

    Unbridled global consumption of manufactured products has generated significant waste and created major problems related to environmentally appropriate disposal and post-consumer waste management.

    In light of this, on August 18 2014 the Superior Court of Justice recognised the post-consumer liability of potentially polluting product manufacturers for the first time.(1) The decision dealt with a class action for environmental damages caused by the...

  • May 24 2015

    MANILA, Philippines – The Maritime Group of the Philippine National Police (PNP-MG) received recognition, along with 7 other organizations, during the first Asian Environmental Enforcement Award (AEEA) in Bangkok, Thailand, recently.

    The award-giving body on May 20 recognized the PNP-MG for the more than 1,500 operations it conducted against violators of fisheries and wildlife laws. These operations led to the seizure of endangered species, 3,000 arrests, and the collection of fines...

  • May 25 2015 [Thailand]

    SATUN: Activists from Satun are refusing to join a government panel which they say is intent on spinning a positive image of the Pak Bara deep-sea port megaproject.

    The Transport Ministry's Marine Department set up the panel in January to promote a positive image of the port within six months, after locals raised complaints.

    The ministry called the first meeting for last Friday at the Satun provincial office, but residents refused to join, saying they fear a whitewash. They are...

  • May 25 2015 [Malaysia]

    KUALA LUMPUR: Feedback on the Mass Rapid Transit Line 2 connecting Sg Buloh-Serdang and Putrajaya (SSP Line) is now open to public.

    The public is encouraged to give views on the effects and benefits of the rail network in terms of social, economic and raise any potential concerns of traffic and noise.

    The public display on the Detailed Environmental Impact Assessment which started on April 20 will end on May 19 and is available at 27 locations such as at the Public Land...

  • May 25 2015 [Pakistan]

    KARACHI: The Sindh Environmental Protection Agency’s (Sepa) recent approval of two separate Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) reports on the coal terminal being operated by the Karachi Port Trust (KPT) fails to take into account serious concerns over the damage it has already caused to public health and environment, it emerged on Sunday.

    Though environmental laws call for an EIA to be carried out at the planning stage of a project, the EIAs in this case have been conducted after 12...

  • Mekong nations set up group for environmental impact assessments
    May 15 2015

    BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) -- Officials and civil society representatives from across the Mekong region have agreed to establish a working group to develop a regional public participation guideline for Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) this week in Hanoi, Vietnam.

    In a statement released Thursday, the Mekong Regional Technical Working Group for EIA brings together governments, civil society organisations (CSOs), and will expand to cover private sector and EIA experts to improve...

  • Mekong Governments, Civil Society Reach Agreement on Environmental Impact Assessment Agenda
    May 14 2015

    HANOI, May 14, 2015 – In a ground-breaking agreement, government officials and civil society representatives from across the Mekong region established a working group to develop a regional public participation guideline for Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) this week in Hanoi, Vietnam.

    The Mekong Regional Technical Working Group for EIA brings together governments, civil society organizations (CSOs), and will expand to cover private sector and EIA experts to improve regional...

  • Mekong nations to set up EIA working group
    May 14 2015

    In the statement released today, the Mekong Regional Technical Working Group for EIA brings together governments, civil society organisations (CSOs), and will expand to cover private sector and EIA experts to improve regional cooperation for effective EIA policy and practices. The group aims to reduce the social and environmental impacts of regional infrastructure projects, particularly as the upcoming Association of Southeast Nations (Asean) Economic Community further hastens trans-boundary...

Member Profile

Established in 1975, the Department of Environment (DOE) of Malaysia is responsible for the prevention, control and abatement of pollution in the country through the enforcement of the Environmental Quality Act of 1974 and its subsidiary legislation.

The agency is guided by the vision to conserve the uniqueness, diversity and quality of the environment with the objective of maintaining health, prosperity, security and well-being for present and future generations. It defines its mission as promoting,...

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