Summary Report on the Independent Global Stocktake (iGST) Southeast Asia Hub Launch and Kick-off Workshop
18 AUGUST 2023
- Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC)
- Danica Marie Supnet
- Danize Marie Lukban
- Ira Dominique Guerrero
- Janssen Martinez
- Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
- Akibi Tsukui
- Chisa Umemiya
- Nagisa Shiiba
- Kei Kurushima
Editor: Karmela Lea Gonzales
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. During the three-day event, non-state actor (NSA) representatives from the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Cambodia, Malaysia, Timor-Leste, and Lao PDR gathered to discuss key activities of the Hub and develop a flexible common framework for translating the outcomes of the Global Stocktake (GST) in the context of Southeast Asia, and for informing Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) updates through the GST processes.
The iGST is a non-exclusive data and advocacy consortium of civil society organizations established by ClimateWorks Foundation. The Southeast Asia 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 NSAs in GST processes, and provide feedback for respective countries in updating their climate commitments or NDCs.