Asian Buddhist Network

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as an informal network; became more formalized with the assistance of Alliance of Religions and Conservation (ARC), International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) - World Bank, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and local charities and donors. Ceased to exist, prior to 2012.


Provide opportunities for Buddhists in Asia to share knowledge and experience in solving environmental and development issues, so as to move forward economically while nurturing ecologically sustainable development and capacity building among Buddhist communities.

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Functions at 2 levels: at the local level brings monks, nuns and Buddhist communities together; at a political and economic level brings together leaders who either are Buddhist themselves or whose countries are traditionally Buddhist. Groups set up workshops and meetings to share problems, stories and solutions. These inspire participants to return home and start their own environmental and development initiatives: encouraging forest retreats; establishing tree nurseries and reforestation schemes; implementing techniques to improve fuelwood and water use; educating people in care for nature; sharing information on use of sacred texts on how and why to look after traditional holy places.


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Subjects *

  • Economics
    • Economics
  • Theology
    • Buddhism, Hinduism
  • Development
    • Sustainable Development

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth



Last News Received

12. Jul 2012
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