ASEAN Secretary General Dr Surin Pitsuwan has urged all ASEAN nations to seriously tackle global warming by increasing green spaces in big cities.

The National News Bureau of Thailand cited Dr Surin as saying on Sept. 14 that solutions to the global warming issue required mutual responsibility and ASEAN therefore included global warming in its urgent agenda.

ASEAN hoped its global warming-related initiatives would raise people’s awareness and participation under the ASEAN Charter on Global Warming, the Secretary General at a seminar on economic crisis and global warming in Bangkok .

Dr Surin said the Cool ASEAN and the Green Capital projects would be piloted in all ASEAN capitals. The cities will be urged to plant trees on rooftops in a bid to help reduce temperature./.