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Prospects for Regional Cooperation on Environmental Impact Assessment in Mainland Southeast Asia

This article begins from the premise that there are potential benefits to transnational cooperation to address environmental impacts, whether they are felt within a single country or across borders.The formation by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) — due to come into effect at the end of 2015 — is the latest in a series of steps by countries in Southeast Asia to increase multilateral cooperation aiming for development and sustainability. ASEAN has taken substantive action to address the perceived “development gap” among member countries through the establishment of an Initiative for ASEAN Integration, with a focus on raising standards among the poorer members such as Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar.

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Field Value
Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
  • Environmental impact assessments
  • Government
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Cambodia
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Myanmar
  • Thailand
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Contemporary Southeast Asia Vol. 37, No. 3 (2015), pp. 406–31 © 2015 ISEAS–Yusof Ishak Institute

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ANDREW WELLS-DANG Postal address: c/o Oxfam, 22 Le Dai Hanh, Hanoi, Vietnam; email:

Author (individual) ANDREW WELLS-DANG
ISSN number 0129-797 X print / 1793-284 X electronic
Publication place Pasir Panjang, Singapore
Publisher Contemporary Southeast Asia
Publication date 2015
Pagination 26
General note

The author would like to acknowledge research funding and logistical support provided through the Mekong Partnership for the Environment, a project made possible by the generous support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by Pact, a US-based non-governmental organization. The research results and any errors included are the responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Pact, USAID or the United States government.

Keywords Environmental Impact Assessment,Mekong region,political economy,economic integration,ASEAN
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Date modified October 7, 2022, 08:14 (UTC)