The COVID-19 pandemic has exacted a devastating toll on lives and economies around the world. It is easy to forget that another crisis—climate change— still looms before us. Experts remind us that global warming will have even more disastrous effects, in the long term, if urgent action is not taken now.

Southeast Asia is one of the regions most vulnerable to the adverse impacts of rising global temperatures. In this issue, Cambodian Environment Minister Say Samal, who chairs the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on the Environment, talks about the measures ASEAN is taking to avert and adapt to these risks. ASEAN Member States remain committed to cut emissions and decarbonise their economies.


“The ASEAN” Magazine – Issue 5