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

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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

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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...

  • Aug 21 2015

    Present at the meeting was also the Deputy Secretary-General for ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community.

    The participants discussed and shared initiatives undertaken by the MSC Mekong nations to mitigate land and forest fires and control smoke haze pollution during the dry season.

    They agreed to work towards achieving the target of hotspot reduction approved at the 4th MSC Mekong Meeting in Laos last year and strengthen regional cooperation and national efforts in meeting the revised...

  • Aug 19 2015

    The PM2.5 air quality monitoring and simulation standard has been added to Taiwan's Air Pollution Control Act, and will take effect on January 1, 2016, the country's Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) said Monday.

    The amendment to the Air Pollution Control Act is aimed at strengthening the control of emissions of stationary sources of air pollution by the nation's industries.

    The steel industry, petrochemical industry, and electricity generation industry which are...

  • Aug 19 2015

    Lake Rotorua’s water quality management systems and science could soon be making a contribution to the improvement of Malaysia’s waterways following a visit by Malaysian Department of Environment officials to Rotorua this week.

    The five officials – four from the Department of Environment and one from the Environment Institute of Malaysia – spent two days in Rotorua with Bay of Plenty Regional Council (BOPRC) to learn more about water quality management and the practical application of...

  • Aug 26 2015 [Thailand]

    The decision was reached in talks between governor Thamrong Charoenkul and those who oppose the project after a case was put to the Songkhla Administrative Court.

    Sor Rattanamanee Polkla, a lawyer for the Community Resource Centre who is involved in the case, said the erosion prevention project would be put on hold until the court delivers a verdict.

    The hearing has been set by the court for Sept 2.

    Authorities responsible for the project are at odds with the civic...

  • Aug 24 2015 [Myanmar]

    Nyan Tun U told the Confexhub's Myanmar Green Energy Summit that the government would fulfil its target to achieve universal electricity access by 2030. At present, only about 30 per cent of the population has access to electricity.

    "We are comprehensively and systematically working on plans for sustainability, ensuring efficient and effective use of resources while considering protection of the environment. There is a very huge potential for the green energy sector in Myanmar....

  • Aug 22 2015 [India]

    NEW DELHI: The wildlife panel of the Union Environment Ministry has withdrawn permission for conducting an environment impact assessment (EIA) study for the new Mullaiperiyar dam after Tamil Nadu informed it that according to an apex court order, agreement between TN and Kerala was necessary for construction of the new dam.

    In August 2014, the Standing Committee of the National Board for Wildlife, headed by Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar, had given the go-ahead to Kerala for...

Member Profile

Initially established as a supporting body for the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in 1987, the Philippine Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) became a line bureau with its own offices and independent enforcement authority in 2002. It is the national authority responsible for pollution prevention and control, and environmental impact assessment.

EMB is guided by the vision of a nation empowered to protect its finite natural resources in pursuit of sustainable development, to ensure a...

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.