The participation and engagement of non-state actors (NSAs), including civil society, businesses, local governments, academia, and NGOs, plays an essential role in the implementation of the Global Stocktake (GST). NSAs can join the GST by making submissions and attending its technical dialogues. Their active participation fills various gaps in information by providing independent scientific and technical knowledge, which contributes to the “global” representation of information to be assessed in the GST. Also, GST outputs that incorporate inputs from a range of stakeholders, including NSAs, will more likely be accepted widely, even by governments, thereby generating momentum for enhancing climate actions aligned with the NDCs.
With this in mind, the Independent Global Stocktake (iGST) Southeast Asia Hub (SEA Hub)* aims to provide a platform for NSAs in the region to make their voices heard and their activities more visible in the GST process, and later to provide feedback for countries to update their NDCs.
This report summarises key discussion points of a series of initial interactions with potential NSA members in 2022 and presents the Hub's approach to contributing to the robust undertaking of the GST, consisting of the three main functions: 1) translate to national contexts; 2) increase in ambition; and 3) follow-up mechanisms.
* The iGST SEA Hub is a joint effort led by the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) with the support from the ClimateWorks Foundation. The ClimateWorks Foundation runs an umbrella programme called the Independent Global Stocktake (iGST), which is a consortium of civil society actors working together to support the GST process.