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.
  • May 5 2015

    CHENNAI: Government's ambitious Ganga cleaning programme and setting up of the National Green Tribunal could shift India's view of its responsibilities to safeguard its natural bounty, a study by Circle of Blue has revealed.

    "Prime Minister Modi's campaign to clean up the River Ganga and development of the National Green Tribunal in 2010 and its emergence as a centre of environmental enforcement, could shift India's view of its responsibilities to safeguard its magnificent natural...

  • May 4 2015

    The Court of Appeals has junked the petition of MacroAsia Corporation to conduct mining operation in 1,113.98 hectares in Sitio Linao, Brooke’s Point, Palawan.

    In an 18-page decision, the CA’s Special 16th Division through Associate Justice Danton Bueser upheld the validity of the resolution issued by the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples denying MacroAsia’s application for issuance of a certification precondition necessary for the latter to proceed with the extraction...

  • May 4 2015

    ISLAMABAD: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), adopting measures for better atmosphere, plans to establish a Geomatic Centre for environment monitoring database development in Islamabad.

    Protection of environment is a continuous phenomenon, however, during tenure of present government, some of the important programmes at the federal level are being pursued.Sources at Climate Change Division on Sunday listed some major steps, taken for protection of environment in Islamabad and...

  • May 5 2015 [China]

    Assessment of the impact of new industries is a key element of environmental protection. Conducted properly, these assessments can identify issues that emerge in the planning process. This enables project developers and the authorities to resolve them before they become problems that could be difficult and perhaps expensive to deal with later. Conducted improperly, impact assessments can increase pollution risks.

    This is what has happened on the mainland, according to a report from...

  • May 5 2015 [Others]

    State-run CPC Corp, Taiwan (CPC) yesterday said that it has achieved a cold energy utilization rate of 63.5 percent at its Taichung liquefied natural gas (LNG) complex, and would continue exploring business opportunities with firms interested in using the clean energy to further boost utilization.

    The LNG utilization rate has exceeded the minimum requirement, 48 percent, stipulated by the environmental impact assessment (EIA) committee last year, plant director Liou Jiuun-chang (劉俊昌)...

  • May 5 2015 [India]

    New Delhi: India is planning an exhaustive basin-wise study of the hydropower potential in the country after a gap of 28 years—an exercise to gather fresh data looking at energy security and factors ranging from climate change and earthquakes to human displacement.

    The study will also assess the environmental and social impact of river basin development.
    The last such survey was undertaken in 1978-87.

    The Central Electricity Authority (CEA), India’s apex power-sector...

  • Mapping the global battle to protect our planet
    Mar 5 2015

    In 2012 protests erupted in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina over the demolition of a much beloved local park to build a business complex. A movement under the slogan “This Park is Ours” aimed originally at protecting the green space soon broadened into a collective movement aimed against corruption, lack of transparency, economic inequality and dwindling social services. Hundreds of protesters from all social classes and religions gathered daily in the endangered park, becoming part of a...

  • Government and civil society support strong Environmental Impact Assessments
    Dec 4 2014

    Government and civil society representatives highlighted the need for strong and inclusive environmental impact assessment (EIA) policies and practices in the Mekong region at a meeting this week in Bangkok, Thailand.

    Organized by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) -supported Mekong Partnership for the Environment (MPE) project and the Asian Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Network (AECEN), the December 1-3 event, “Environmental Impact Assessment...

  • AECEN urges ADB to adopt south-south cooperation as preferred capacity building mode
    Oct 14 2014

    Manila, Philippines – Adopt south-south cooperation as the preferred mode for capacity building and support organizations like the Asian Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Network (AECEN) to act as intermediaries, said Dr. Peter King, Head of the AECEN Secretariat, to the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

    Speaking to public and private sector officials and representatives from international financial institutions and civil society at an...

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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