Dec 13

ASEAN Commitment to Sustainable Development in the
Regional International Environmental Law Perspective

Andreas Pramudianto
University of Indonesia, Jakarta , Indonesia


The World Commission on Environment and Development in its report entitled “Our Common Future” has put
forward the idea of sustainable development which is also an important part of the development of regional
environmental law in Southeast Asia. In 1985 ASEAN Agreement on the Nature and Natural Resources has put
sustainable development for the first time in ASEAN’s treaty. Sustainable development continues to grow through
the 1987 Jakarta Resolution on Sustainable Development agreed upon by the leaders of ASEAN. This research will
look at the importance of sustainable development as part of the regional environmental international law concept
and how it has grown in ASEAN today. The purpose of this research is to know the various international
agreements both soft law and hard law that puts sustainable development as an important element. The results show
that sustainable development has become an integral part of the regional international environmental legal system
in ASEAN. A provisional conclusion shows that ASEAN’s commitment to sustainable development has greatly
improved the success of implementing environmental policies at the ASEAN level.

Keywords: sustainable development, ASEAN, international environmental law regional, international agreements,
soft law and hard law

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