CIL Workshop on Decoding the Paris Rulebook for Southeast Asia, 1-2 October 2019, Singapore

CIL Workshop on
Decoding the Paris Rulebook for Southeast Asia
1 – 2 October 2019, Singapore

This is a strictly only-by-invitation event.

Climate change is the single most important problem that will impact us all in this century. As a region, ASEAN shares common interests in mitigating and adapting to climate change impacts. Some of the most serious concerns facing the ASEAN region today include increasing intensity and frequency of natural disasters, population vulnerability to extreme weather phenomena and rising sea levels.

In December 2018, the Parties to the Paris Agreement adopted several decisions amounting to a 144-page document, also known as the “Katowice Text” or “Katowice Climate Package”. This comprehensive text is a significant milestone because it fleshes out the implementing details of the landmark Paris Agreement. The COP24 decisions adopted rules and procedures relating to mitigation, transparency, adaptation, finance, the global stock-take, implementation and compliance. While Katowice succeeded in finalizing the bulk of the implementation guidelines, there remain a few outstanding issues such as guidance on voluntary cooperation and market-based mechanisms. It is widely recognized that the next steps that are crucial to implementing the Paris Agreement and there is an urgent need for more action on the ground, now, today. To do so, development of Parties’ capacity to meet their Paris Agreement obligations, for example, the requirements related to producing NDCs, enhanced transparency reporting and participation in the Global Stock-take will be key.

This workshop aims to gather legal academics, scientists, public policy-makers and civil society from ASEAN to share their knowledge and best practices on the steps that need to be taken by Parties to fulfill their Paris Agreement obligations and contribute towards global efforts to address climate change. The Paris Agreement and its rulebook also highlight the role of non-Party stakeholders in the climate change regime. Non-party stakeholders include civil society, sub-national actors and the business sector. One of the objectives is to serve as a platform to engage non-Party stakeholders.

Please email to cil.events@nus.edu.sg for enquiries.