ASEAN-German Technical Cooperation
The Regional Programme "Cities, Environment and Transport in the ASEAN Region"

Programme Overview

Asia’s urban population is rapidly expanding. It is expected that by 2020 as much as 50 % of the ASEAN population will reside in cities. Combined with continued economic growth, this trend is proving to have various adverse impacts on the environment, particularly in terms of air quality and greenhouse gas emissions. Cities and urban regions contribute to approximately 70 % of global CO2 emissions.

Programme Objective

The objective of the Cities, Environment and Transport in the ASEAN Region (CET) programme is to reduce emissions from transport and industry by providing co-benefits for local and global environmental protection. The programme aims to strengthen human, regulatory and institutional capacities for environmental and climate protection at the regional, national and subnational level in the ASEAN region.