Dr.
Peter KING

Former Staff (from Jan 2005 - Oct 2023 )
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The ASEAN Secretariat proposed that the preparation of the sixth State of Environment Report (SOER6) should include the development of Key Performance Indicators (KPI) which could serve as a monitoring tool for the progress of implementation of the ASEAN Strategic Plan on Environment 2016-2025 (ASPEN), and as the basis for data requirements during...
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In Sixth ASEAN State of the Environment Report
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• Except for land-linked Lao PDR, the remaining ASEAN Member States (AMS) are bordered by seas. Those seas, however, are under increasing direct and indirect pressure from human interference, including the preference for many forms of development in the region’s coastal zones and islands. • Aquaculture is rapidly replacing overexploited capture...
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In Sixth ASEAN State of the Environment Report
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• Since its inception, ASEAN has had a vision of an integrated, sustainable, harmonious, peaceful, and productive region, with its “One Vision, One Identity, One Community”. • The three complementary communities, APSC, AEC, and ASCC, all include aspects of the future environmental conditions and quality of life desired for all ASEAN people, aligned...
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In Sixth ASEAN State of the Environment Report
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Filberto A.
Pollisco
• The ASEAN region is one of the most biodiverse in the world on land, in freshwater and in the ocean. • Drivers that underlie pressures on biodiversity in AMS include economic incentives that promote consumption and, hence, land-use change. These drivers are challenges to achieving SDGs 14 and 15 on conserving marine and terrestrial biodiversity...
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In Sixth ASEAN State of the Environment Report
• The SDGs encourage countries to develop synergies between the environment and the social and economic dimensions of sustainable development. This could help gain more support for environmental measures by the public as well as a broader range of policymakers. • AMS have extensively engaged with the SDG process, developing data and indicators and...
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In Sixth ASEAN State of the Environment Report
● Many environmental responses tackle the impacts that appear at the end of a long chain of logic, such as premature deaths from air pollution, but they rarely address the underlying “drivers” of change. ● In the ASEAN region, these drivers include economic strategies that are geared towards creating an ASEAN economic community, continued...
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In Sixth ASEAN State of the Environment Report
▪ Environmental education (EE) and education for sustainable development (ESD) are needed to develop individuals’ and communities’ capacities through transformative education to build sustainable environments, economies, and societies through reconfiguring the relationship between people, the environment, the economy, and society. ▪ AMS face...
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In Sixth ASEAN State of the Environment Report
As the nature of environmental issues is constantly changing, the development of the Sixth ASEAN State of the Environment Report (SOER6) is pivotal to equipping the ASEAN Member States (AMS) with up-to-date information on the status and trends of the region’s environment. SOER6 has several new elements. It assesses the progress and contribution...
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In Sixth ASEAN State of the Environment Report
• As ASEAN increasingly transitions away from its agrarian traditions and becomes a core part of the global supply chain, improved environmental management of chemicals and waste is imperative. • Manufacturing is now a major contributor to AMS' gross domestic product (GDP) and exports but too many outdated factories in some developing ASEAN...
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In Sixth ASEAN State of the Environment Report
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Marianne
Kjellen
Thammarat
Koottatep
▪ Remarkable progress has been made to improve access to safe and clean drinking water over the last 20 years; however, water degradation caused by poor sanitation and hygiene services, low water-use efficiency for agriculture, and lack of appropriate domestic wastewater treatment systems are still common challenges observed in many ASEAN Member...
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