This event will discuss the role of the regional non-state actors (NSA) in the GST follow-up processes, identify the gap between the NSA's own efforts and actual policy, and discuss the conditions necessary to close the gap in the Asia-Pacific. The independent global stocktake (iGST) is a consortium of NSA engaged in the process of global stocktake and has a variety of activities such as adaptation and finance working groups and the Southeast Asia Regional Hub.
Drawing lessons from our experience supporting the GST technical phase, the workstreams of the iGST aim to utilize regional collaboration platforms of NSAs, including non-government organizations and the private sector, that can facilitate a regional stocktake to translate the technical outcome of GST1 in the region and country-specific context in adaptation and resilience building through updating and enhancing NDCs, and to strengthen countries’ pursuit for stronger resilience building and the demand for equitable access and accountability of climate finance. The event will also suggest political messaging considering the GST1 outcomes at the COP28.
This affiliated event is a series of sessions to discuss a whole-of-society approach in pursuing collective progress and action to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement, highlighting the complementing roles and responsibilities of countries and NSAs. iGST seeks to highlight the voices of stakeholders from various positions, including international organizations, government agencies, and NSA representatives to enrich ongoing and future activities.
- Summary Report on the Independent Global Stocktake Southeast Asia HubLaunch and Kick-off Workshop (2023) Available at: https://www.iges.or.jp/jp/pub/summaryreport-igstseahub-launchandworksho…
- Contribution to a Poster Session at the SB58: Key priorities of non-state actors (NSAs) in Southeast Asia for the Global Stocktake (GST) (2023) Available at: https://www.iges.or.jp/jp/pub/key-priorities-non-state-actors-southeast…
- Report on private sector’s role in the Global Stocktake by iGST Adaptation Working Group. Available at: https://www.climateworks.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Private-sector-…
- Discussions on conceptualizing and operationalizing adequacy and effectiveness of adaptation under the Global Stocktake by iGST
In-Person: Persada Johor International Convention Centre, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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Scene setting on the official GST and NSAs by Alejandro Kilpatrick, UNFCCC
PANEL DISCUSSION ON POLICY RECOMMENDATION 1: Integrate the role of NSAs focused on the thematic areas–Adaptation, Finance, and Mitigation
Moderator: Danica Marie Supnet, Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities
PANEL DISCUSSION ON POLICY RECOMMENDATION 2:
Kei Kurushima, IGES
Moderator: Yuqin (Ariel) Yu, IGES
PANEL DISCUSSION ON POLICY RECOMMENDATION 3:
Moderator: Wira Agung Swadana, Institute for Essential Services Reform, Program Manager-Green Economy