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Mekong nations set up group for environmental impact assessments

Date of Release: 
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 regional cooperation for effective EIA policy and practices.

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Regional workshop on Impact Assessment and the ASEAN Economic Community: A Way Forward for Regional Collaboration

Date: 
12 May 2015 - 13 May 2015
Location: 
Hilton Hanoi Opera Hotel: Hanoi, Vietnam

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Training workshop on EIA report review EIA: A case of hydro power sector with Japanese experience

Date: 
17 Sep 2014 - 18 Sep 2014
Location: 
Vientiane, Lao PDR

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Summary of the Consultation Workshop

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Technical Workshop on Environmental Crime: A New Priority Area of ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting on Transnational Crime (SOMTC)

Date: 
22 Apr 2014 - 25 Apr 2014
Location: 
Bangkok, Thailand

Environmental issues have been given increasing importance by governments worldwide, due to their wide-ranging impact on human security and sustainable long-term economic development. These issues are non-traditional security threats and are becoming more transnational in nature. With its rich natural resources, the ASEAN region is at risk of being a center for transnational crime.

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AECEN Strengthens EIA Compliance in Asia: INECE

Date of Release: 
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.

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Regional Forum 2012

Date: 
28 Mar 2012 - 30 Mar 2012
Climate Change and Environmental Compliance in Asia:
Identifying Opportunities for Sharing Best Practices

Regional Forum 2012

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Philippines Replicates New Environmental Compliance Assistance Center

Date of Release: 
Jan 13 2012

The Philippine Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) recently established an Environmental Compliance Assistance Center (ECAC) catering to local government units (LGUs) in the country. The center will provide fast and reliable technical assistance to local government authorities and officials for their environment- related concerns. The establishment of the ECAC for LGUs is the agency’s response to improve understanding and strengthen capacity of local agencies both as enforcers of environmental laws and also as operators of regulated establishments.

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