Key priorities of non-state actors (NSAs) in Southeast Asia for the Global Stocktake (GST)
Submission to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC): Inputs to the third technical dialogue of the first Global Stocktake
In response to call for inputs to the first Global Stocktake on 18 January 2023
Submitted by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) and the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC)
This submission intends to present an approach for non-state actors (NSAs) to engage with the implementation of the Global Stocktake (GST). It builds on the voices of NSAs collected through an initiative called “iGST Southeast Asia Hub (SEA Hub)”- more details of which can be found in the summary report on the initial interactions with potential member organizations of the Hub from March to September, 2022.
The participation and engagement of NSAs, including civil society, businesses, local governments, academia, and NGOs, is essential for the GST in two ways. First, our active participation fills various gaps in information, which contributes to the “collective global” representation of information to be assessed in the GST. Second, NSAs play a vital role in translating GST outputs into regional and national contexts, so that the next NDCs can be updated based on the GST outputs.
Bearing this in mind, the iGST SEA Hub aims to provide a platform for NSAs in the region to make their voices heard in the GST process, and later to provide feedback for countries to update their NDCs. Through a series of initial interactions with potential NSA members in 2022, the SEA Hub identified its approach to contributing to the robust undertaking of the GST. We believe this approach could also be useful for other NSAs to support the GST process.