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Indonesia Forest

Indonesia Forest

The Southeast Asia Region contains some of the world's richest and most diverse cultures and ecosystems. However, a growing population, rapid development, climate change, environmental degradation, and health crises threaten the region's political, social and economic stability.

Trans-boundary solutions are necessary to address regional and global environmental and health challenges. The Regional Environmental Affairs Office (REO) addresses those challenges by partnering with governments and NGOs to build awareness, share knowledge and increase cooperation in the region.

The REO also provides up to date information on the state of the environment, science, technology and health issues in Southeast Asia to the U.S. Department of State's Oceans, International Environmental and Scientific Affairs Bureau and coordinates closely with other U.S. government agencies such as USAID, FAS, AFRIMS, and CDC. It covers 16 countries to include Burma, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, East Timor, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

The Southeast Asia REO is one of 12 Hubs around the world. In addition to the REO Hub in Bangkok, the other hubs are located in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Amman, Jordan; Copenhagen, Denmark; Brasilia, Brazil; Budapest, Hungary; Gaborone, Botswana; Kathmandu, Nepal; Libreville, Gabon; San Jose, Costa Rica; Suva, Fiji and Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

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