Our Conference Organisers

This conference is organised by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) and Climate Action Network Southeast Asia (CANSEA).

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES)

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) is the oldest of Germany`s political foundations. Founded in 1925, FES is named after Friedrich Ebert, the first democratically elected president of Germany. A social-ecological transformation that promotes low-emission, resource-efficient and socially inclusive economies is one of the goals of FES work in the field of climate and energy in Asia. As a social democratic foundation, we are particularly committed to ensuring that the social question is given due consideration in the context of transformation.

The Regional Climate and Energy project in Asia works with its partners and colleagues towards a social ecological transformation in the region. It is based in Hanoi, Vietnam, and advocates for greater climate justice through its network in five different countries in Asia.

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Climate Action Network South East Asia (CANSEA)

CANSEA was established in January 1992 but formerly the idea of forming the regional network was raised when WALHI of Indonesia, EPSM of Malaysia and Green Forum – Haribon Foundation of the Philippines were invited as observers to the Second INS Session in June 1991 in Geneva. It was felt that this form of partnership was needed to address the socio-political issues associated with the climate change debate and to exchange information, strengthen communication and coordinate activities at the regional level. This initiative further strengthened the regions link up with Climate Action Network (CAN) in Africa, South Asia, United States, Europe, Latin America, Eastern Europe, United Kingdom and the Pacific.
In August 1993, the Steering Committee in consultation with its partner NGOs at the national level, decided to rotate the Regional Secretariat every two years among member countries. In 1997, during the Steering Committee meeting in Malaysia, it was decided to do away with the Partners Assembly (because of the difficulty of raising funds for this meeting) and increasing the Steering Committee membership to 3 per country.

CANSEA is one of the eight regional networks of the Climate Action Network, an NGO established in 1989 in the run-up to the Second World Climate Conference of 1990. United by their common concern for the global climate, CAN members act in a number of different ways and roles in the climate process. CANSEA, like some CAN colleagues, are engaged in active lobby work with government representatives. CETDEM has very good influence with the Malaysian government especially with Mr. Gurmit Singh, a member in the National Climate Change Committee. Pelangi and Walhi have strong connections with the Indonesian government. They have at one time or the other been in the Indonesian delegation to the UN climate conferences (CoP) serving as advisers or in other capacities. CANSEA has represented the Southeast Asian voice in both the inter-sessional SBI and SBSTA as well as the regular CoP meetings of UNFCCC since CAN came into being.

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Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES)

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) was established in 1925 and is the oldest of Germany`s political foundations. Founded in 1925, FES is named after Friedrich Ebert, the first democratically elected president of Germany. A social-ecological transformation that promotes low-emission, resource-efficient and socially inclusive economies is one of the goals of FES work in the field of climate and energy in Asia. As a social democratic foundation, we are particularly committed to ensuring that the social question is given due consideration in the context of transformation.

The Regional Climate and Energy project in Asia works with its partners and colleagues towards a social ecological transformation in the region. It is based in Hanoi, Vietnam, and advocates for greater climate justice through its network in five different countries in Asia.

Find out more by clicking here

Climate Action Network South East Asia (CANSEA)

CANSEA was established in January 1992 but formerly the idea of forming the regional network was raised when WALHI of Indonesia, EPSM of Malaysia and Green Forum – Haribon Foundation of the Philippines were invited as observers to the Second INS Session in June 1991 in Geneva. It was felt that this form of partnership was needed to address the socio-political issues associated with the climate change debate and to exchange information, strengthen communication and coordinate activities at the regional level. This initiative further strengthened the regions link up with Climate Action Network (CAN) in Africa, South Asia, United States, Europe, Latin America, Eastern Europe, United Kingdom and the Pacific.
In August 1993, the Steering Committee in consultation with its partner NGOs at the national level, decided to rotate the Regional Secretariat every two years among member countries. In 1997, during the Steering Committee meeting in Malaysia, it was decided to do away with the Partners Assembly (because of the difficulty of raising funds for this meeting) and increasing the Steering Committee membership to 3 per country.

CANSEA is one of the eight regional networks of the Climate Action Network, an NGO established in 1989 in the run-up to the Second World Climate Conference of 1990. United by their common concern for the global climate, CAN members act in a number of different ways and roles in the climate process. CANSEA, like some CAN colleagues, are engaged in active lobby work with government representatives. CETDEM has very good influence with the Malaysian government especially with Mr. Gurmit Singh, a member in the National Climate Change Committee. Pelangi and Walhi have strong connections with the Indonesian government. They have at one time or the other been in the Indonesian delegation to the UN climate conferences (CoP) serving as advisers or in other capacities. CANSEA has represented the Southeast Asian voice in both the inter-sessional SBI and SBSTA as well as the regular CoP meetings of UNFCCC since CAN came into being.

Find out more by clicking here

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