On 24 – 25 September 2015, the Pollution Control Department Thailand (PCD) in partnership with the Environmental Research Institute of Chulalongkorn University (ERIC) and The Asian Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Network (AECEN) co-hosted the “Regional Forum on Environmental Compliance in the Industrial Sector” at Novotel Siam Square in Bangkok, Thailand. The forum brought together government officials from ASEAN countries to share environmental policies and best practices in the area of industrial pollution prevention and control. The recommendations from the forum will be submitted to the existing ASEAN Working Groups (for the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Environment) and the ASEAN Secretariat.
The objectives of the meeting were as follows:
Exchange information on policies, strategies, legislations and regulations related to industrial pollution control.
Exchange and share experiences and good practices or policy measures in relation to industrial pollution control, compliance promotion and enforcement.
Discuss the need to develop an ASEAN vision or strategy on industrial pollution management or on harmonisation of policies, strategies or legislations.
Enhance network of policy makers, regulators and researchers in the field of pollution prevention and control in the region.
Panel Discussion: Towards ASEAN Community: Can we make balance between economic growth and environmental sustainability?
Country Reports: Industrial Pollution Prevention and Control Policies and Laws
Country Reports: Cambodia
Mr. Chea Sina, Director of Law Enforcement and Inspection Department and Mr. Thiv Sophearith, Deputy Director of Air Quality and Noise Management Department, General Department of Environmental Protection, Ministry of Environment, Cambodia
Country Reports: Indonesia
Mrs. Nety Widayati, Head of Sub Directorate of Water Pollution Control Planning, Directorate Water Pollution Control and Ms. Anggita Dhiny, Official for Technical Cooperation, Secretary Directorate General Pollution Control And Degradation Environment, Ministry Of Environment and Forestry, Indonesia
Country Reports: Lao PDR Mr. Thanongkham Venethongkham, Technical Staff, Pollution Control Department, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Lao PDR
Country Reports: Malaysia Mr. Ismail Bin Ithnin, Director, Enforcement Division and Mr. Julaidi Bin Rasidi, Principal Assistant Director, Enforcement Division, Department of Environment, Ministry of Natural Resources & Environment
Country Reports: Myanmar Mr. Khin Maung Ti, Assistant Director, Environmental Conservation Department, Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry, Myanmar
Country Reports: The Philippines Mr. Marcelino N. Rivera, Chief, Water Quality Management Section and Ms. Michieko S. Sibunga, Engineer II, Air Quality Management Section, Environmental Management Bureau, Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Country Reports: Singapore Mr. Tan Seng Huat, Principal Engineer and Mr. Sivapalan s/o Perumal, Senior Engineer, Pollution Control Department, Pollution Control Department, National Environment Agency
Country Reports: Thailand
Dr. Chayawee Wangcharoenrung, Environmentalist (Senior Professional Level), Water Quality Management Bureau, Pollution Control Department, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment
Country Reports: Vietnam Mr. Nguyen Nhan Hue, Vice Chief, Water and Soil Pollution Control Division and Mr. Truong Manh Tuan, Vice Chief, Environmental Monitoring and Standards Division, Pollution Control Department, Vietnam Environment Administration, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Vietnam
Keynote Speech: Innovative Approach towards Effective Environmental Compliance and Enforcement