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Climate Change Negotiation for Policy Makers from ASEAN Member Countries

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18-19 June 2014 Grazyna Pulawska Political and Economic Department Asia-Europe Environment Forum (ENVforum) Sustainable Development
Governance & Human Rights


Venue:
Hanoi, Viet Nam

The workshop Climate Change Negotiation for Policy Makers from ASEAN Member Countries took place on 18-19 June 2014 in Hanoi, Viet Nam. The event was a part of the series of workshops contributing to the Asia-Europe dialogue on climate change issues in preparation for the upcoming Sessions of the Conference of the Parties to be held in Peru and France in 2014 and 2015 (COP20 and COP21). It focused on addressing regional understanding challenges on climate change with a focus on negotiation processes. It was designed for ASEAN diplomats involved in the international debate.

The ASEAN community was represented by 2 participants from respective country. The French Regional Delegation and the ASEAN Secretariat – with the support of French Embassies in the region – has selected the participants. ASEF provided experts from its Political and Economic Department and other partnering think tanks.

The workshop used participatory methods to ensure possibilities of interactions with all participants. Presentations on the status quo of climate change talks complemented small group work and triggered discussions.

Next, the simulation module designed to mirror the difficulty of real life multilateral negotiations was introduced in order to present an articulated and challenging scenario that participants will have to unknot in a constructive way. The scenario was based on objective and up-to-date data contained in a manual on climate change negotiations status quo of ASEAN countries prepared especially for the purpose of this training. Participants will be finally asked to produce a mutually agreed declaration on climate change priority issues that need to be tackled through collective regional action.

This training was a result of a joint collaboration between the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), the Hanns Seidel Foundation - Viet Nam, the French Regional Delegation for Cooperation with ASEAN and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Viet Nam.

 

 

 

Partners

  • Hanns Seidel Foundation
  • ASEAN Secretariat
  • French Regional Delegation for Cooperation with ASEAN
ASEF's contribution is with the financial support of the European Commission.

Project Updates

  • The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) and the French Regional Delegation for Cooperation with ASEAN conducted a workshop Climate Change for Policy Makers from ASEAN Member Stateson 18–19 June 2014 in Hanoi, Viet Nam.

    This 2-day-workshop gathered 20 officials from ASEAN countries and the ASEAN Secretariat to contribute to the Asia-Europe dialogue on climate change issues. The exchanges during the workshop assist in preparing for the upcoming Conference of the Parties (COP) to be held in Peru and France in 2014 and 2015 respectively (COP20 and COP21).

    This workshop provided a dialogue platform to the ASEAN countries to work on a common understanding of challenges for ASEAN in relation to the expected outcomes of COPs.

    Presentations on the status quo of climate change talks complemented small group work and discussions, as well as a negotiation simulation. The workshop equipped participants with practical information on international and regional processes related to the COPs’ agenda. It also fostered understanding of the importance of regional coalitions in the climate change negotiation process.

    The workshop was a joint collaboration between ASEF, the Hanns Seidel Foundation, the French Regional Delegation for Cooperation with ASEAN and the ASEAN Secretariat.

  • Workshop for Policy Makers from ASEAN

    Published on 05 May 2014

    The workshop Climate Change Negotiation for Policy Makers from ASEAN Member Countries will take place on 18-19 June 2014 in Hanoi, Viet Nam. The Asia-Europe Environment Forum (ENVforum) will facilitate this workshop to train ASEAN diplomats working on climate change issues.

    The workshop will help increase awareness and foster regional cooperation in light of the upcoming international rounds of climate change negotiations like COP20 (in Peru 2014) and COP21 (in France 2015).

    Participation in this workshop is by invitation only. The French Regional Delegation and the ASEAN Secretariat, with the support of French Embassies in the region, will select participants from respective ASEAN member states. ASEF will provide experts from its Political and Economic Department and other member institutions of the ENVforum.

    The interactive nature of the workshop will include presentations on the status quo of climate change talks that will complement small group-work and discussions as well as a negotiation simulation. A manual on the status quo of climate change negotiations of ASEAN countries, prepared especially for the purpose of this training, will be distributed during the event.

    The training will use some of the material ASEF employed in last year’s training for ASEAN diplomats, which took place at the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta, Indonesia.

    The workshop Climate Change Negotiation for Policy Makers from ASEAN Member Countries is a joint collaboration between the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), the French Regional Delegation for Cooperation with ASEAN and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam.