Deforestation, air pollution and water pollution are the biggest environmental challenges in the South-east Asian region. Like many developing regions, the drive to improve the economic status and living standards of the population has come at a cost to the environment. Most acutely in South-east Asia this has been through land-use change and deforestation with its consequent environmental impacts.
CEH has been working in South-east Asia for more than ten years, primarily in sustainable forestry, biodiversity and atmospheric science.
We have signed formal Memoranda of Understanding with:
- Sustainable Use of Natural Resources to Improve Human Health and Support Economic Development (SUNRISE) (NERC)
- Peatland Assessment in SE Asia by Satellite (PASSES) (UK Space Agency)
- Land-use Options for Maintaining Biodiversity and eKosystem Functions (NERC)
- Biodiversity and Land Use Impacts on Tropical Ecosystem Function (BALI) (NERC)
- Overcoming Barriers to Sustainable Livelihoods and Environments in Smallholder Agricultural Systems on Tropical Peatland (SUSTAIN PEAT) (BBSRC)
- Agricultural Practices for Greenhouse Gas Regulation in Oil Palm (NERC)
- Integration of Biochar and Diverse Bioenergy Crops into SE Asian Agriculture (EPSRC)
- Agricultural Practices for GHG Regulation in Oil Palm (AP-GRO) (NERC)
- ICP Vegetation (incl ICP Vegetation-Asia) (Defra/UNECE)
- International Nitrogen Management System (INMS) (UNEP)
- Translation of Environmental Flow Research in Cambodia (NERC)
- HydroSOS (WMO)
For general enquiries, please see our Contacts page. To discuss our work in South-east Asia, contact: