ASEAN, Europe and the Philippines come together to tackle climate change [fr]


Just a few days after ASEAN published its joint statement on Climate change, experts, policymakers, and members of civil society from, Europe and Asia, as well as the Philippines, gathered in Manila on November 17 to discuss various perspectives on the impact of climate change and the potential of regional cooperation in response to this challenge.

Organized by the Asia Centre and the French Regional Delegation for Cooperation with ASEAN, with the support of the Delegation of the European Union to the Philippines and the Embassies of the United Kingdom and of Germany, this roundtable talk on the theme “ASEAN, Europe and the Philippines: Facing up to the Challenges of Climate Change” brings together local policymakers, researchers, and diplomats from Europe, Asia and the Philippines to identify the differing European and Asian perspectives to climate change, assess domestic positions and the state of international negotiations, and explore possible areas of cooperation between Europe and the Philippines.


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Crédits: Ambassade de France aux Philippines


Speakers for the roundtable include Jean-François Di Meglio from the Asia Centre, Michael Rattinger from the Asian Development Bank of the Philippines, Rocky Pairunan of the ASEAN Secretariat, and Dr. Berthold Seibert of the Deutsche Gesellschaftfür Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and Ian De Cruz of the New Climate Economy’s Global Strategic Engagement.

France has been chosen to host the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (CoP 21) to take place in December 2015. The meeting aims to arrive at an agreement for state parties to limit the increase in global temperature below 2 degrees Celsius.


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Crédits: Ambassade de France aux Philippines


Complementing the roundtable discussion was a film screening of various films on the subject of climate change, to be followed by an open discussion. Among the short films to be screened are “Témoin du climat” by the Good Planet Foundation and Sally Jo Bellosillo’s “Haiyan: The Aftermath.”

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