ASEAN leaders commit to environment, climate action in recent summit
The ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) has commended the renewed commitment of the leaders of the ASEAN Member States (AMS) to environmental protection and climate action during the 35th ASEAN Summit and related summits recently held in Bangkok, Thailand.
In the Chairman’s Statement at the 10th ASEAN-United Nations (UN) Summit, the ASEAN leaders spotlighted the United Nation’s support for the ACB as part of its global action on climate change.
“As part of efforts to further build resilience and strengthen support for climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies, we welcomed the UN’s support for the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity in enhancing coordination among ASEAN Member States in the conservation of ecosystems,” the Chairman’s statement read.
For her part, ACB Executive Director Theresa Mundita Lim emphasized the importance of intensifying cooperation among AMS in conserving and sustainably managing biodiversity in the region.
“Conserving biodiversity and protecting the remaining intact ecosystems in the region greatly matters to the world, given that the ASEAN is a major contributor to global biodiversity and is home to mega-diverse countries,” Lim said.