This summary report outlined the events that transpired during the official launch of the Independent Global Stocktake (iGST) Southeast Asia (SEA) regional hub on May 16-18, 2023 in Manila, Philippines. During the three-day event, non-state actor (NSA) representatives from the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Cambodia, Malaysia, Timor-Leste, and Lao PDR gathered to discuss the roles of NSAs in the GST processes during the follow-up period after the completion of the first Global Stocktake (GST). They also explored their potential areas of contribution to enhancing climate ambitions during the same period. Participants engaged in discussions about key activities of the hub and developed a flexible common framework for translating the outcomes of the GST in the context of Southeast Asia, and for informing Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) updates through the GST processes.
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 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.