ACB

ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity
[Zentrum fuer Biodiversitaet der ASEAN]
In pursuance to Article II of the Establishment Agreement the Centre shall facilitate cooperation and coordination among the ASEAN Member States and with relevant national government, regional and international organizations, on the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the use of such biodiversity in the ASEAN region. The Centre was formally launched at the 9th Informal ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on 27 September 2005. Since its establishment, ACB has achieved a considerable deal, and has built up an increasing international reputation. Specific activities have included a number of actions in the field of policy coordination and capacity building, such as regional workshops on urban biodiversity, on climate change and biodiversity, on transboundary cooperation, the enforcement of bio-safety regulations, the preparation of biodiversity indicators, a gap analysis on marine protected areas, and many others. These activities have been conducted in different locations across the ASEAN. The ACB has also established partnership arrangements with strategic international institutions like the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF), the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), the Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA), and the United Nations Environment Programme-World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC). The ACB is hosted by the Government of the Philippines through the Host Country Agreement signed in 08 August 2006 between the Government of the Philippines and the ACB. As an intergovernmental regional centre of excellence, the ACB continues to facilitate: 1) cooperation and coordination among ASEAN Member States and with relevant national governments, regional and international organizations on the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity; and 2) the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the use of such biodiversity.
Institution
Biology, Conservation, Environment, Politics
Englisch
Asien
Regional
ASEAN
2. Mai 2011
30. Jul 2013