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More than 500 million ASEAN citizens are dependent for their food, livelihood and other needs on the resource base of forests, seas, rivers, lands, and other ecosystems.

Their protection must therefore be reconciled with the growth rate targets of the ASEAN economic integration, in 2015 and beyond.

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Experts Meeting
on the ASEAN economic integration
Manila Experts & Advocates Meeting on the ASEAN Economic Integration was held last May 19 to 24, 2014 at the Ateneo De Manila University
Catch up by watching the video below: 



The ASEAN Integration We Want
Sustainable Ecosystems
Being inherently vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and other environmental challenges, ASEAN cannot afford to grow and clean later. Clauses that protect the environment must be included in ASEAN economic agreements. The past few years, the region and its people have borne the brunt of some of the deadliest and most expensive typhoons.
The ASEAN integration we want ensures healthy and productive ecosystems across the region.



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On May 19, 2014, 25 experts and advocates from different parts of Southeast Asia convened a meeting in Manila, Philippines, to raise the environmental sustainability of the 2015 ASEAN economic integration.

Greenpeace Southeast Asia created this page to collate the valuable information and opinions exchanged during the meeting and make them available for ASEAN policy makers, researchers, and interested groups and individuals. It is updated bi-monthly with news, blogs, opinion columns, studies and information on the subject from the experts and other sources.

Greenpeace welcomes articles, opinions, abstracts and other contributions from the readers on the theme 'the ASEAN economic integration we want' in terms of environmental sustainability.




Meet the Experts

Experts and policy advocates from the academe and civil society on the ASEAN economic community working together towards solutions for Southeast Asia's sustainable and peaceful future are as follows:

Dean Antonio "Tony" La Viña | Ateneo de Manila School of Government
Dr. Orlando "Orly" Mercado | Eastern Regional Organization for Public Admnistration
Prof. Koh Kheng Lian | National University of Singapore
Dr. Tun Lwin | Myanmar Climate Change Watch
Dr. Ramon Razal | Non-Timber Forest Products - Exchange Programme
Esther Penunia | Asian Farmers Association
Atty. Uli Parulian Sihombing | Indonesia Resource Centre
Dr. Alexander Christian Chandra | Habibie Centre Indonesia
Marlene Ramirez | Asia Development of Human Resources in Rural Asia
Dolores Bernabe | Oxfam Grow Campaign East Asia
Atty. Zelda DT Soriano | Greenpeace Southeast Asia

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