The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was established on 8 August 1967. The Member States of the Association are Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam. The ASEAN region has a population of about 575 million (2007), a total area of 4.4 million square kilometres, a combined gross domestic product of almost US$ 1,282 billion (2007) and a total trade volume of about US$ 1,616 billion (2007).
Secretariat of AWGESC
The ASEAN Working Group on Environmentally Sustainable Cities (AWGESC) was formed in June 2003 by the ASEAN Senior Officials on the Environment (ASOEN). Its aim is to develop strategies and action plans to drive the ASEAN Initiative on Environmentally Sustainable Cities (AIESC).
Owned by the German government, GIZ provides services in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. GIZ also works on behalf of other public and private sector clients both in Germany and overseas. These include the governments of other countries, the European Commission, the United Nations and other donor organizations. With a turnover of more than EUR 2 billion (2012), GIZ operates in more than 130 countries and employs approximately 16,000 staff worldwide.
Clean Air Asia promotes better air quality and livable cities by translating knowledge to policies and actions that reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from transport, energy and other sectors. Clean Air Asia is a UN recognized partnership with 8 Country Networks and 250 member organizations in 31 countries. Clean Air Asia aims to institutionalize capacity strengthening for air quality management in smaller cities in the ASEAN region.
Other important partners:
- National and international city associations
- Cities’ Alliance of World Bank
- City Development Initiative for Asia (recently founded by German Government (BMZ) and Asian Development Bank (ADB))
- World Bank (WB) / Asian Development Bank (ADB) / German Development Bank (KfW), European Union (EU) and other donors