Independent Global Stocktake (iGST) Southeast Asia Hub2023-08-24T02:56:04+08:00

Independent Global Stocktake (iGST)
Southeast Asia Hub

The Global Stocktake (GST) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) “takes stock” of the implementation of the Paris Agreement to assess the world’s collective progress towards achieving its purpose (implementation) and long-term goals (ambition).

In support of the GST, the Independent Global Stocktake (iGST) is a non-exclusive data and advocacy consortium of civil society organizations established by ClimateWorks Foundation to monitor, evaluate, and support countries’ climate action strategies towards the Paris Agreement commitments. Workstreams include establishing regional civil society hubs in Latin America and the Caribbean, West Africa, and Southeast Asia.

The Southeast Asia Hub (SEA Hub), led by Philippine-based Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) and Japan-based Institute for Global and Environmental Strategies (IGES), aims to provide a platform to amplify the voices of regional non-state actors in GST processes, and provide feedback for respective countries in updating their climate commitments or Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). 

About us

Countries in Southeast Asia share similar adaptation- and mitigation-related issues in facing climate change impacts, including: 

Energy transition

Forestry and land use

Agriculture

Ecosystem-based adaptation

Disaster risk reduction

The iGST SEA Hub can provide opportunities for communities, experts, and practitioners to learn from countries’ best practices, support governments in achieving their climate commitments, and possibly adopt collaborative strategies in the region.

News and Updates

Southeast Asian civil society pushes for stronger Paris climate pledges

MANILA, May 18, 2023 - Southeast Asian groups, backed by the Climate Change Commission of the Philippines, called for urgent and significant delivery of Paris climate commitments to help communities, especially the most vulnerable, survive and thrive amid the climate crisis. “As a climate vulnerable region, adaptation remains our [...]

Photos

Southeast Asia Hub launch ceremony

Kick-off workshop

Events

Bonn Climate Change Conference (SB58) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

Delegates from 175 states, UN and other intergovernmental bodies, NGOs, and media gathered for the Bonn Climate Change Conference (SB58) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)  from June 5-15, 2023 at the World Conference Center in Bonn, Germany (WCCB), which served as the continuation of the UN climate talks since the conference (COP27) in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt last November 2022. The third technical dialogue of the GST will also take place in SB58, which serve as the venue to contribute final inputs before the culmination of the first GST.

The iGST consortium and its regional hubs joined discussions and organized side events in SB58.

Resources

Summary Report on the Independent Global Stocktake (iGST) Southeast Asia Hub Launch and Kick-off Workshop

This summary report outlined the events that transpired during the official launch of the Independent Global Stocktake (iGST) Southeast Asia (SEA) regional consortium on May 16-18, 2023 in Manila, Philippines

Key priorities of non-state actors (NSAs) in Southeast Asia for the Global Stocktake (GST)

Submission of ICSC and IGES to the UNFCCC: Inputs to the third technical dialogue of the first GST in response to call for inputs on 18 January 2023

Enhancing Non-State Actors’ (NSAs) Engagement in the Global Stocktake of the Paris Agreement: Establishment of a Regional Hub in Southeast Asia

Summary report on the initial interactions with potential member organisations of the Hub from March to September 2022

Technical Advisory Group

The Technical Advisory Group (TAG) will support the iGST SEA Hub through decision making, developing impactful outputs, and conducting outreach activities effectively.

Members of the TAG will be announced soon.

Partners

11.11.11 Asia

APIK Indonesia Network

Asia’s People Movement on Debt and Development

Asia Comms Lab

Cambodia Development Resource Institute

National University of Singapore (NUS), Center for International Law

Child Rights Coalition Asia

ETC Group

Healthcare without Harm

Institute for Essential Services Reform

Indonesia Research Institute for Decarbonization

Institute of Strategy and Policy on Natural Resources and Environment

National Economic Research Institute

Oxfam Pilipinas

Resilience Development Initiative

Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung

Asian Institute of Technology, Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific

Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology

Tebtebba

The Climate Reality Project (Philippines & Southeast Asia groups)

Universidade Nacional Timor Lorosa’e

University of the Philippines-Los Baños

Vietnam Initiative for Energy Transition

Vietnam Institute of Meteorology, Hydrology, and Climate Change

Contact us

For more information and for more inquiries about the Hub, you may reach out to:

  • Danica Marie Supnet
    Interim Director for Climate Policy, ICSC
    events@icsc.ngo/danica@icsc.ngo
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