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PacNet #48B – Climate Change, Energy, and Environmental Sustainability

ASEAN’s 13th Summit in Singapore was highly eventful.  Despite splendid efforts by the host to run the meeting and the series of related gathering of leaders – the 11th ASEAN Plus Three (APT) Summit, the 3rd East Asian Summit (EAS) – as smoothly as possible, the unexpected volte face of Myanmar, which prevented UN envoy Ibrahim Gambari from briefing the regional leaders on developments in the country, spoiled celebrations of ASEAN’s 40th anniversary.