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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.
  • 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...

  • Jul 30 2015

    JAKARTA: Five Asean countries, including Brunei, agreed to remain vigilant and step up their efforts to minimise any possible occurrence of transboundary smoke haze from land and forest fires in anticipation of the extended drier weather in the coming months.

    This is a move to deal with the high risks of occasional extended periods of drier and warmer conditions due to the possibility of the prevailing moderate El Nino strengthening in the coming months.

    This was among other...

  • Jul 29 2015

    Let's Sea Hua Hin Al Fresco Resort is a pioneering destination that continues to set high standards of hospitality and design in the Hua Hin area and beyond.

    Environmental recognition for Let's Sea

    Let's Sea Hua Hin Al Fresco Resort (www.LetUsSea.com) was recently accredited with ISO14001 in recognition of its achievements in environment management. The certificate...

  • Jul 29 2015

    China's Qingdao Maritime Court on Monday ruled that a lawsuit against ConocoPhillips China and China National Offshore Oil for a 2011 oil spill can proceed. The suit was brought by China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation [official website, in Chinese; press release, in Chinese] and it the first case to proceed since the country revised a law (Environmental Protection Law Article...

  • Jul 30 2015 [Thailand]

    In the letter, they said the Industry Ministry's report declaring their area as suitable for the plant was faulty and demanded that related agencies review the report and plan.

    "The Industry Ministry's report that it is suitable to build such a power plant in Chiangrak Yai isn't true. When we tried to contact the Chiangrak Yai sub-district administrative organisation, they just avoided giving us details. We then reported our concerns to many provincial agencies, but got no response...

  • Jul 30 2015 [Japan]

    Japan will depend on new coal technology that’s more than twice the cost of traditional plants to meet its targets on reducing global warming pollution.

    In a plan formally adopted earlier this month, Japan said it expects coal to generate about a quarter of the nation’s electricity by 2030.

    For Japan to meet this target and still meet its goal of reducing climate-warming gases “every single one of the new coal-fired power plants has to have technology that reduces emissions,”...

  • Jul 30 2015 [Pakistan]

    CDA spokesperson Ramzan Sajid said the authority will follow the Environment Protection Agency’s guidelines by planting four times more trees than are removed in various areas of the capital.

    He said the civic agency will attempt to mitigate damage to the environment during the project by planting four saplings against each tree that is cut down in the greenbelts, as well as on both sides of the highway.

    He also said an environmental impact assessment is in progress under the...

Member Profile

The National Environment Agency (NEA) of Singapore is a statutory board under the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources (MEWR). It champions a clean and green environment and partners the People, Public, and Private sectors in caring for the environment as a way of life. NEA seeks to protect Singapore's air, land and water resources today to ensure sustainable development and quality living for present and future generations.

Singapore’s NEA joined AECEN in 2005.

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