SB58 Side Event

Regional GST: Impacts, Challenges and Opportunities

8 June 2023, 15:15-16:30 (CEST)

The collectiveness of the Global Stocktake (GST) is about inclusivity and collaboration in assessing global climate action efforts and monitoring progress towards the goals of the Paris Agreement. The webinar explored the increasing acknowledgement of the significance of non-state actors (NSAs) involvement in the GST process.

NSAs play a crucial role in translating GST outputs into regional and national contexts, providing concrete actions and support for countries in the region. By incorporating the perspectives, experiences, and technical knowledge of NSAs, we can bridge information gaps, enhance the acceptability and effectiveness of the GST results, and bolster countries' climate action efforts towards achieving their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).

The independent Global Stocktake (iGST) aims to support GST through regional collaboration among NSAs. Join us to hear from representatives from the iGST regional hub in Latin America, West Africa and Southeast Asia, who will share the integral role of NSAs in accelerating collective ambition for future NDC updating.

The recording is available at

About the Independent Global Stocktake

The Independent Global Stocktake (iGST) is a multi-pronged umbrella initiative featuring four thematic working groups (with two co-chairs each), three regional hubs, and other partners participating in an evolving, fit-for-purpose structure. Established by the Climateworks Foundation (CWF), the iGST works together to support the Global Stocktake (GST), the formal process established under the Paris Agreement to periodically take stock of collective progress toward its long term goals.

The Regional Hubs

The regional hubs of the iGST aims to provide a platform to amplify the voices of non-state actors in the region in GST processes, and provide feedback for respective countries in updating their climate commitments or Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).

The Southeast Asia Hub (iGST SEA Hub) is led by IGES and Philippine-based Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC). SEA Hub focuses on similar and shared adaptation- and mitigation-related issues in facing climate change impacts, such as the energy transition, forestry and land use, ecosystem-based adaptation, agriculture, and disaster risk management. 

Media Contact: 

Southeast Asia Hub
Yuri Katsuike, IGES
[email protected]


Ira Dominique Guerrero, ICSC
[email protected] 

Latin America and the Caribbean Hub
Mariana Gutierrez
[email protected] 

Go to the SEA Hub

Event Details

8 June 2023, 15:15-16:30 (CEST)


Iniciativa Climática de Mexico (ICM)
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Presentation Materials

Moderator: Kei Kurushima, IGES

15:15-15:25 Framing Presentation The Role of Non-State Actors in GST
Kei Kurushima, IGES
15:25-15:40 Status of each hub activities SEA Hub
Danica Marie Supnet, ICSC
Enrique Maurtua Konstantinidis, Iniciativa Climatica de Mexico
WA Hub
West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (TBC)
15:40-16:25 Panel Discussion
  • What are the challenges when working with non-state actors in each region and how do you respond to them?
  • What contribution do you think non-state actors can make to the GST process through the iGST activities?
  • What GST outcomes do you expect for non-state actors? What kind of outputs could enhance non-state actors’ actions after the first GST?
Participants Helen Magata (Tebtebba Foundation, Program Coordinator; SEA Hub)  
Enrique Maurtua (LAC Hub)  
Equity WG  
16:25-16:30 Closing remarks Casey Cronin, Director, Global Intelligence, Climate Works Foundation (TBC)