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Studies of the regional environment

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Title: Asian Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Network (AECEN)
Description/subject: 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.
Language: English
Source/publisher: AECEN
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://www.aecen.org/eia/myanmar
Date of entry/update: 17 May 2013


Individual Documents

Title: Indo-Burma Biodiversity Hotspot - Ecosystem Profile, 2011 Update
Date of publication: June 2012
Description/subject: "...This document represents the ecosystem profile for the Indo-Burma Hotspot, which comprises all non-marine parts of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam, plus parts of southern China. With its high levels of plant and animal endemism, and limited remaining natural habitat, Indo-Burma ranks among the top 10 biodiversity hotspots for irreplaceability and the top five for threat. Indo-Burma holds more people than any other hotspot, and its remaining natural ecosystems, already greatly reduced in extent, are subject to intense and growing pressure from habitat loss, degradation and fragmentation, and over-exploitation of natural resources...A total of 753 species outcomes, 509 site outcomes and 66 corridor outcomes were defined for the hotspot. Among these, 151 species, 74 sites and four corridors were prioritized for conservation investment. The priority species represent a significant increase over the 67 identified in the original ecosystem profile. This can be attributed largely to the inclusion, for the first time, of priority plant species, and the expansion of the analysis to include Myanmar, home to a suite of species not found elsewhere in the hotspot..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Format/size: pdf (5.1MB-OBL version; 7.55-original)
Alternate URLs: http://www.cepf.net/SiteCollectionDocuments/working_group/Draft_IndoBurma_Ecosystem_Profile.pdf
Date of entry/update: 15 November 2012


Title: Principles for Improving Environmental Compliance and Enforcement in Asia
Date of publication: 2012
Description/subject: To assist AECEN Members and others in promoting improved environmental compliance and enforcement in Asia, AECEN has adopted a set of regional principles that are based on international law and national experiences in Asia, and worldwide. Based on a consultative process with Members and other experts, the principles reflect national experiences in Asia, and worldwide. In applying the principles, AECEN Members and other agencies develop courses of action based on their own legal and institutional frameworks, developmental policies and priorities, and available resources."..... Introduction... Institutional Arrangements... Planning, Performance and Evaluation... Compliance Monitoring, Inspection and Permitting... Enforcement Response... Compliance Promotion and Incentives... Public Participation
Source/publisher: AECEN
Date of entry/update: 17 May 2013