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

Read the Joint Statement on Evnvironmental Compliance and Enforcement in Asia. Read more

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.
  • Jul 30 2014

    The incoming president of Indonesia, a holdout in Southeast Asia’s pact to fight haze, is backing Singapore’s plan to wield heftier fines against overseas polluters as long as sovereignty is respected.

    A year after the city-state endured its worst-ever air quality, Singapore presented a bill to Parliament this month that subjects foreign companies to as much as S$2 million ($1.6 million) in fines for illegal emissions, up from S$300,000 before. Indonesia and Singapore have a long-...

  • Jul 23 2014

    Around 400,000 tonnes of putrid garbage rotting in a dump managed by Phra Nakhon Sri Ayutthaya municipality will be shifted to a new large landfill site within a year.

    Management of the rapidly accumulating heap of refuse in the municipality is an urgent project that must be addressed, provincial governor Wittaya Piewpong said on Wednesday.

    He said Ayutthaya was among the top 10 provinces with the highest amount of garbage in the country.

    The current 33-rai Ban Pom...

  • Jul 12 2014

    Having declared “war on pollution,” China is arming itself with tougher weapons such as new courts, daily fines and shutting down offenders altogether, in what analysts call promising steps that bring no guarantee of progress.

    For decades, China accepted the blight on the environment as collateral damage from the tremendous economic growth that raised the incomes of hundreds of millions of people — who now increasingly clamor for better quality of life as well.

    The acrid air,...

  • Jul 9 2014 [Malaysia]

    Come next year, the Johor Government is expected to table the state environment enactment to hasten the process of studying nature and determining development in the state.

    State health and environment committee chairman Datuk Ayub Rahmat said the enactment, however, was still under discussion and studies were being carried out by the Johor Department of Environment and Johor Economic Planning Unit.

    Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Ismail Sultan Iskandar has spoken about Johor...

  • Jul 1 2014 [Pakistan]

    Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) study of multi billion Metro Bus Project stated that the proposed project is expected to improve public transport facility with dedicated lanes reducing accidents and consumption of time and fuel.

    “The project will generate new opportunities for skilled/unskilled manpower. The total environmental cost has been worked out to be Rs178.37 million that includes Rs429,000 (monitoring cost), Rs100,000 (environmental training cost) and Rs177,844,674 (...

  • Jun 22 2014 [Malaysia]

    Despite the absence of an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report and a call for intervention by Singapore, two massive reclamation projects are well underway in the Johor straits that separate Malaysia and the island republic.

    The coastal reclamation work has also raised concerns over the effect the project will have on the coastal eco-system and the livelihood of fishermen in the area apart from Malaysia's transhipment hub in the Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP).

    An...

  • AECEN Strengthens EIA Compliance in Asia: INECE
    Apr 25 2014

    Minimizing adverse environmental impacts of economic development accompanied by rapid urbanization and industrial growth remains a significant compliance and enforcement challenge for Asia. While many governments have developed legal and institutional frameworks for environmental and social safeguards, implementation and enforcement of environmental laws and regulations remains weak due in large part to technical, financial, and human capacity limitations.

    In the region, effective...

  • Greening Governance in Asia-Pacific
    Aug 6 2012

    Once every two years, IGES releases a white paper focusing on key policy agendas in the Asia-Pacific region. The Fourth IGES White Paper, entitled "Greening Governance in Asia-Pacific" examines innovative approaches to governance and institutions that have emerged from the region and recommends governance arrangements and policy solutions to accelerate the transition to a green economy, and argues that, without significant governance reform in Asia-Pacific, global sustainable development...

  • AECEN support Indonesia efforts to prepare new guidelines on public participation and the environment
    Jul 20 2012

    On July 10-11, 2012, the Indonesia Ministry of Environment (MOE) conducted a workshop on Strengthening Public Participation on Environmental Management in Indonesia. Co-organized with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), about 100 participants from government agencies, NGOs, academia and the private sector shared ideas on the Public Participation Guide developed by USEPA and the application of public participation principles in the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA...

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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Featured Good Practice

Mar 19 2010

Timely and accurate data is invaluable to decision makers. Currently, Thailand has one of the best ambient air quality monitoring systems in the world. The ambient air quality is gathered from a nationwide network. Daily reports, as well as monthly or annual, can be readily produced. Reporting is also quick to react on sudden changes on levels of particular matters.