12 Jan ASEAN Climate Community
“All ASEAN member states have common climate change concerns, but some can and must play a bigger role. For ASEAN to advance climate change together, the principle of common and differentiated responsibilities must apply,” said Associate Professor Simon Tay, Chairman, SIIA. He added, “Through an ASEAN ‘climate community’, we could strengthen collective action to address both climate and development issues, as well as meet new challenges triggered by the pandemic.”
This message was emphasised in the SIIA’s latest report, ‘Greening the Road Ahead: Building a Collective ASEAN Climate Community’, which can be downloaded at https://bit.ly/3tjclEF. The report focuses on climate action strategies in ASEAN, and outlines some key areas for cooperation to #decarbonise the overall economy while addressing development priorities. We will be highlighting these areas in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!