Regional Forum on Environmental Compliance in Industrial Sector

AECEN in collaboration with PCD Thailand and ERIC co-hosted the Regional Read more

Next Generation Compliance in Asia 2015

AECEN in collaboration with USEPA and EPAT organised the Next Generation Compliance in Asia 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand Read more

Eye on Earth Summit 2015

Peter King, Asian Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Network, provided examples of bilateral technical exchanges, or “twinning partnerships,” Read more

2nd INTERPOL Environmental Compliance and Enforcement

At the 2nd ECE Events in Singapore, INTERPOL brought together Environmental Security and Enforcement agencies from INTERPOL member countries. Read more

AECEN Annual Executive Committee Meeting 2015

Over 21 senior officials from the environmental agencies of AECEN’s Executive Committee member countries attended. Read more

MPE Webinar Series: "Public Participation in Transboundary EIA"

The third webinar in the series explored the decision-making process on projects with transboundary effects. Read more

IAIA Session: SEA Experience from the GMS

The GMS Core Environment Program hosted a session on strategic environmental assessment (SEA) at the 36th Annual Conference of IAIA. 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.
  • 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...

  • Aug 18 2016

    The bottling plant in Hapur has been under scrutiny by the National Green Tribunal India's ‘Green Court ‘– since 2015, and a number of inspections by government regulators have found the plant to be flouting environmental laws in India, and also operating without valid licenses, or No Objection Certificate (NOC).

    Egregious Pollution

    Coca-Cola has had ample time to rectify the pollution violations, and the company had prior notice...

  • Aug 17 2016

    BEIJING — Burning coal has the worst health impact of any source of air pollution in China and caused 366,000 premature deaths in 2013, Chinese and American researchers said on Thursday.

    Coal is responsible for about 40 percent of the deadly fine particulate matter known as PM 2.5 in China’s atmosphere, according to a study the researchers released in Beijing.

    Those figures are consistent with what Chinese scientists have been saying in recent years about industrial coal...

  • Aug 1 2016

    While it is recognized that this tower cannot solve the choking smog of Beijing, it is still quite remarkable (pictured below).

    Just 23-foot tall, the Smog Free Tower is the world's first outdoor air cleaner. It operates with a powerful vacuum to suck up pollution into a powerful ionization process and to filter out the dangerous particles and releases purified air. Based upon the Rotterdam tests, the Tower can eliminate 70-80 percent of the impurities in the air from an area the size...

Member Profile

Elevated to the ministry level in 2002, Vietnam’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment MONRE is responsible for air, land, and water resource management under the Amended Law on Environmental Protection (2006).

As the lead institution for environmental management throughout Vietnam, MONRE is also responsible for long term national environmental planning and for coordinating environmental impact assessments, compliance monitoring, inspections, and enforcement across jurisdictions through the...