Policy Report

A Survey of ASEAN's Organizational Structure and Decision Making Process for Regional Environmental Cooperation and Recommendations for Potential External Assistance

2014-03 2015-03

The objective of this paper is to provide a survey of factors influencing ASEAN’s decision making process for environmental cooperation by looking at issues relating to the organizational and governance structure of ASEAN. Specifically, this survey a) outlines the current status of ASEAN’s environmental activities according to specific areas and countries, b) reviews the factors influencing ASEAN’s decision making process, and c) considers some implications for potential future external assistance to ASEAN’s environmental cooperation. This survey is mainly based on interviews with government officials and experts as well as a review of related ASEAN official documents.