Assessing climate change transparency and transformation needs for capacity building in ASEAN countries

Volume (Issue): 05
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ASEAN Member States have proactively taken measures to address the issue of climate change at the national and regional levels. However, some developing Member States have been facing challenges in meeting their transparency reporting requirements due to capacity constraints. Recognising these capacity gaps and the urgent needs for transformation of climate action in the ASEAN region, the Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF) project on the Development of the ASEAN State of Climate Change Report (ASCCR) has been implemented to provide the first ever overall outlook on the state of climate change in ASEAN and to support the planning processes of Members States on climate action. ASCCR analyses the gaps, lessons learned, and capacity building opportunities in the region for strengthening the actions of adaptation to and mitigation of climate change, considering the developmental contexts and recent global events relevant to the Member States and the region. This article summarizes the key features of ASCCR which will be published in 2021, and aims to explain how the ASEAN region will transform its communities into more resilient and climate-friendly ones beyond 2030 and onto 2050 through enhanced transparency of actions.