Events related to Malaysian Climate Change Group (MCCG)
A 12-MONTH AWARENESS, CAPACITY BUILDING & RESULT MONITORING PROJECT funded by SEDA (SUSTAINBLE ENERGY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY)
Sustainability Achieved Via Energy Efficiency (SAVE) programme was announced by the Malaysian Prime Minister on 13th June 2011 and officiated by YB Minister of KeTTHA on 7th July 2011 at Putrajaya. The objectives of the SAVE Rebate Programme includes:
i. To establish a culture of efficient use of energy among the general public and commercial entities;
ii. To reduce cost of daily energy by users through reduction in energy use which leads to reduced GHG emissions;
iii. To increase the awareness of the general public regarding energy efficiency.
The 1% FIT surcharge came into effect from 1st December 2011. There seems to exists a gap between the knowledge of the affected Malaysian public and the rationale behind the FIT.
CETDEM will be conducting a series of half day seminar/workshops in major cities/towns. The events will be carefully publicised in the media (newspapers, radio and online) prior to and after each event. The seminar / workshop will be preceded by a 1-day Energy Efficiency Exhibition at a Shopping Mall close-by to the seminar venue.
Events related to Climate Action Network Thailand (CANT)
Events related to Philippines Network for Climate Change (PNCC)
Events related to Indonesian Climate Action Network (ICAN)
ICAN Policy Dialogue on Doha – October 30 2012.
Conference of Parties (COP) 18 that will be conducted in Doha at the end of November this year, would be one of the most important conference on climate change. In Doha, the first commitment on Protocol Kyoto will end, as well as the Ad hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action (AWG LCA). Several important issues such as the continuity of developed countries’ commitment after Kyoto Protocol and the fulfilment of the Bali Action Plan mandate should be agreed and solved, in order to reach the low carbon development agreement. The facts that until now there is no sign of developed countries to increase their ambitions both in financing and emission reduction, along with the technology transfer and capacity building, have worsen the political situation of the climate change negotiation.
Update submitted by Ms HENRIETTE IMELDA
Institute for Essential Services Reform (IESR)
CAN Pre-COP Southern Solidarity Workshop, Addis Ababa Ethiopia – October 19-21, 2011″
by Patrick Adams San Juan
As part of its preparations for the upcoming COP 17 to be held in Durban, South Africa, the Climate Action Network – International (CAN-I) organized a three-day “Pre-COP Southern Solidarity Workshop” last 19-21 of October 2011 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The event was attended by about fifty (50) participants from over thirty-five (35) countries from Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Pacific regions. Among the attendees were CANSEA Regional Coordinator Gurmit Singh and the Philippine Network on Climate Change (PNCC) representative Patrick Adams San Juan.
The workshop aimed to provide a venue for CAN members from different regions to interact and work on a unified southern voice in the lead up to the COP in November. Among the thematic issues discussed were low carbon development, effort sharing on mitigation actions, regional dynamics and synergy, as well as updates on the developments in adaptation, agriculture, finance, technology, REDD/LULUCF, among others. There were also sharing of country experiences, an interface with the representative of the African Union and a briefing of the expectations and CAN’s position in Durban, as well as a workshop on regional strategizing towards the COP and beyond.
During the regional strategizing workshop, CANSEA members identified some imperatives for continued engagement both at the regional and national levels, such as information dissemination and reinvigoration of the CANSEA website, holding of a steering committee meeting, and building alliances with other civil society groups outside the CAN network. Even as it was recognized that much of the work will be determined based on the outcome in Durban, CANSEA members believe that the regional node should strengthen its work at the community level and not solely focus on the international negotiations. The country representatives also believe that engagements at the national level must be continued and intensified.
While there was no concrete outcome expected from the Pre-COP, the event was very successful in achieving the objectives it had set, especially in re-establishing the knowledge-sharing and solidarity among southern programmes of CAN.
MCCG – Malaysia Workshop on “Climate Change Adaptation: Awareness Raising to Strategic Action Planning”
A Bangkok-based organisation known as the UNEP-AIT Regional Climate Change Adaptation Knowledge Platform (AKP) and MCCG (represented by EPSM) had co-organised the above-named scoping workshop on 12-13 September at the Vistana Hotel Kuala Lumpur.
CANSEA Adaptation Conference 2011
The CANSEA Adaptation Conference took place on 11-13 July 2011, at Hotel Armada Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.
18 persons participated in the Adaptation Conference. 16 of the Conference participants were representatives from CANSEA’s 4 national networks, with additional 2 participants from Cambodia (CANSEA non-Member).
Indonesia / ICAN – 2 (Fabby Victor , Henriette Imelda)
Malaysia / MCCG – 5 (Mano Maniam, Lim Hwei Chin, Melissa Chin, Joe Chua, Terri Chan)
Philippines / PNCC – 4 (Ron Gutierrez, Nazario Cacayan, Maria Castro, Roberto Verzola)
Thailand / CANT – 5 (Natharanbhorn A., Pronnapa C., Prathumporn P., Wanun P., Boonthida K.)
Cambodia – 2 (Im Phallay, Tep Boonny)
Resource Persons for the Conference were:
- Mr. Gurmit Singh, CANSEA Regional Coordinator
- Mr. Raju Chhetri, CAN Southern Coordinator
- Mr. Anthony Tan, CETDEM Exec. Director
- Dr. Yap Kok Seng, Dir. Gen. Malaysian Meteorological Departrnent
- Dr. Wan Azli Wan Hassan, Malaysian Meteorological Departrnent
- ADVERSE CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA
- WHY ADAPTATION IS AS IMPORTANT AS MITIGATION
- ADAPTATION: OPPORTUNITIES & CHALLENGES
- CAN’s VIEWS ON ADAPTATION ISSUES WITHiN THE UNFCCC
- HOW AWARE IS THE S.E.A. PUBLIC ABOUT THE ADVERSE IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE
- HOW WELL HAS MALAYSIA ADDRESSED ADAPTATION ISSUES
- GLOBAL EXPERIENCES ON ADAPTATION & EMERGING FRAMEWORKS
- CLIMATE IMPACTS OF ASEAN ENERGY POLICIES
- CASE STUDY 1: COMMUNITY ADAPTATION EFFORTS IN PHILIPPINES
- CASE STUDY 2: ADAPTATION EXPERIENCES IN INDONESIA
- CAMBODIA CASE STUDY
Mr Andrew Coiley and Ms Eva Filzmoser from CDM Watch gave a short presentation on ‘CDM WATCH & ITS PROPOSED SEA CARBON MARKETS WORKSHOP’.
A Panel Discussion on the topic ‘WHAT CAN CANSEA DO TO ENSURE THAT ADAPTATION MEASURES ARE ADEQUATE IN THE REGION?’ with panel members
- Mr. Gurmit Singh
- Mr. Raju Chhetri
- Dr. Wan Azli Wan Hassan
- Ms. Wanun Permpibul
An Open Discussion on Improving CANSEA was facilitated by Mr. Ron Gutierrez.
The Conference ended with a group photo session.
A Capacity Building Workshop was arranged for participants from Thailand on 14-15 July 2011, also at Hotel Armada Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.
The CANSEA Secretariat is currently being hosted by MCCG / CETDEM since mid-2010. Prior to this, PNCC / Philippines and ICAN / Indonesia had taken turns to host the Secretariat in rotation basis. The Secretariat will move to CANT / Thailand in mid-2012. Since this will be Thailand’s first run at hosting the Secretariat, it was decided that the Capacity Building Workshop was an important step in equipping our Thai colleagues with the necessary knowledge on how the Secretariat is run, and the responsibilities of the Regional Coordinator and the Secretariat.
Mr. Gurmit Singh, the CANSEA Regional Coordinator, was the main resource person and he was assisted by Mr. Anthony Tan. During the 2 day session, Mr. Gurmit gave a brief history of the international Climate Change negotiations process and CAN International, the humble beginnings of CANSEA and also the links and relationship with other CAN regional groups. Mr. Gurmit also explained the responsibilities of the CANSEA Regional Coordinator and workings of the Secretariat.