Framework for Circular Economy for the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC)
In preparing the region to be resilient and future-ready, ASEAN is committed to building a more circular economy by transforming its community’s production and consumption pattern to minimise waste.
The AEC Circular Economy Framework sets out an ambitious long-term vision of the circular economy, building on the strengths of existing ASEAN initiatives, and identifies priority focus areas for action, along with enablers, to accelerate the realisation of a circular economy in ASEAN.
ASEAN Framework on Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP)
Sustainable development is central to the ASEAN Community Vision 2025. The ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community Blueprint 2025 calls for integrating Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) strategy and best practices into national and regional policies. Likewise, the ASEAN Economic Community Blueprint 2025 envisions a dynamic, inclusive, sustainable and resilient economic growth in the region supported by innovation, research and development, green technology, connectivity, and human development, among others.
Indonesia, the lead coordinating country for ASEAN cooperation on SCP, took the initiative to start a collaboration with the EU-funded SWITCH-Asia Programme, UNEP and the Asia Pacific Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production (APRSCP) to develop the ASEAN SCP Framework, which was adopted in 2021.